Arbor Day is an annual holiday that encourages planting and caring for trees. It is recognized in the U.S. on the last Friday of April which this year falls on April 25, 2008. Many states also have state Arbor Day holidays.
Having an Arbor Day tree-planting event with your Pack can dovetail nicely with May’s Cub Scout monthly theme of “Leaf It To Cubs“. Planting trees is a great way to encourage your boys to get out in, learn more about, and appreciate the great outdoors. It can also help them earn the World Conservation Award, the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award, or the Webelos Forester activity badge.
You can find out more about Arbor Day at the Arbor Day Foundation website.