Submitted by Troop 326:
Boy Scout Troop 326, charted by Pearl City's Our Lady of Good Counsel Knights of Columbus, recently earned the Boy Scouts of America Conservation Good Turn Award. The Scouts teamed with the University of Hawaii's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Extension Service's Master Gardeners to help establish the first ever Xeriscape Garden at the Pearl City Urban Garden Center earlier this year.
They also completed two conservation projects at Pupukea during Boy Scout Summer Camp involving the maintenance of the Camp's compost pile and water line to the campfire bowl. An individual conservation award was earned by Matthew Spencer, who joined fellow Troop members Nikolas Mercado and Phillip Cyr, in being able to wear the Boy Scout World Conservation Award — designed to "think globally" and "act locally" to preserve and improve our environment. The Troop's conservation efforts strive to embody the principles found in the Outdoor Code, which is recited at every meeting:
" As an American, I will do my best to – Be clean in my outdoor manners.
Be careful with fire.
Be considerate in the outdoors.
Be conservation minded."
Photo provided by Pearl City Boy Scout Troop 326
Top Row (left to right): Jeff Heydon, Nikolas Mercado, Jonathan Baverstock, Matthew Spencer,
Phillip Cyr, Maxwell Spencer, Brian Cyr.
Bottom Row (left to right): Caleb Heydon, Makana Onzuka, Aeryk Hatico, Cade Chung.