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.
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.
The Chief of Seattle Council plans on making this an annual event. If you are interested in being a part of this training, talk to our DEI team.
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