As Scouts, we are taught to look after the environment. One of our rules is to always leave the outdoor areas we occupy in better condition than we found them. Conservation is our watchword.
In Paraguay, there is a movement underway to equip children of all ages with musical instruments made from items found in trash dumps and reclaimed wood. Talk about recycling! Below is a cello made from reclaimed wood and oil barrels!
Just goes to show that those dead branches our boys find in the woods can be more than pretend guns, swords, or magic wands. It’s definitely something to think about with regard to any trash found at future campouts!