Scouts handed out 5,000 free packages of wildflower seeds at Superstore in Kingston, Walmart in Greenwood and Sobeys in Greenwood May 6 as a way to encourage more people to do their part to help the environment.
“The bees are becoming scarcer and scarcer and, without bees, we don’t have the honey, we don’t have pollination of all of the plants and things that will grow,” said scouting leader Wayne “Soupy” Campbell.
The wildflower campaign was all part of Scouts Canada’s national Good Turn Week challenge from April 29 to May 7. The challenge asked Canadians to perform acts of kindness within their communities in an effort to spread goodwill throughout the country.
Scout Eric Bickel was happy to take part.
“Honestly, it feels pretty good. It’s just kind of fun to get out and help out, said Bickel.
“Usually we do fundraisers, so it’s good to get out and give back.”
Campbell has been involved in Scouts for more than 40 years. He said it’s a perfect way to explore the outdoors, try new things and meet new people. And, he added, there’s always room for new members in all age groups.
“It’s great if you want to get out and do stuff,” he said.