Environment - Regent Honeyeater Weekend
Regent Honeyeater Weekend
Regent Honeyeater Planting and Environment Weekend
The annual Regent Honeyeater weekend takes place in Lurg, near Benalla. Each year youth members and leaders plant at least 1000 plants, contributing to the establishment of habitat for threatened woodland species, including the Regent Honeyeater.
The weekend consists of working hard to plant trees and shrubs on Saturday, contributing the the Regent Honeyeater Project (http://regenthoneyeater.org.au/index.php). On Sunday, attendees participate in a variety of environment activities that contribute to the World Scout Environment Badge, along with other environmental badges within the Scout, Venturer and Rover sections. If you are lucky you may have the opportunity to see the threatened Squirrel Glider snuggled into it nest box.
Venturers who attended this weekend and prepared a short report gained their Venturer level Environment award.
In 2016 a new record was set for the number of plants planted, with 2100 plants going in the ground! Well done to everyone involved!
In 2017 the event will be held on 21st - 23rd of July. Details to follow, or email Mel to receive notification when bookings open.