Citizenship in Society Workshop and Service Project

Date: June 4, 2022

Members from Troop 49 supported the Chief of Seattle Citizenship in Society Workshop. We worked as Peer Facilitators and Merit Badge Counselors for over a hundred scouts.

Over the course of a day, we covered at lot of material; much more than we expected. Scouts left with a much greater understanding of other cultures, races and how to interact with one another.

Opening Ceremony

Duwamish Tribal Chair Cecile Hansen
Descendant of Chief Seattle

One of the Breakaway Sessions
Black and Asians

Participants got to choose their own hand painted CIS Wooden Medallion

As part of giving back to the Duwamish, we did a conservation project in the Duwamish Forest, done in partnership with the Heron’s Nest just East of Camp Long. It's amazing what over a hundred scouts can do in a few hours.

Our service project included habitat restoration and trail building. This supports the vision of the Duwamish Tribe to restore the urban forests of the Duwamish Greenbelt, and create a network of trails linking the Duwamish Longhouse to the Puget Ridge (River to Ridge Trail). This lays the foundation for future trails linking the Duwamish Longhouse to Camp Long.