Green – Scouts BSA (American Boys) Team 7335 meets in Green City to clean up a butterfly garden on one of the trails behind Scout Master Jodi Amiot. He saw it as an opportunity to make a lasting impact on society.
“Surprisingly, my son [and Troop 7335 member] Naomi and I started a butterfly garden, Said Amiot. But ours is not as good.
Amiot said the army was on a four-pronged mission when the clean-up and rehabilitation work began.
“Our first goal is to return to the green city,” she said. “The second group was researching things like butterflies and nectar. The third was to create a learning environment for the Green and other soldiers. And it was the fourth [for the garden to be] A long-term conservation project, because there is no end to harvesting and weeding.
Chartered by the Greensburg United Methodist Church, and sponsored by Troop 335 and Pack 3335, the Troop 7335 was one of the first female Scout BSA soldiers registered in February 2019. 17.
The butterfly garden project has also been registered as an official BSA “summer service” project, Amiot said. And although it is not yet an official badge project, he said, the work that Troph 7335 has done on the butterfly garden could be applied to gardening and conservation badges.
In addition, the Butterfly Garden has been selected as a venue in the Green Adop-A-Spot program to promote parts of the park system in which local groups and residents become adop-e-spot “pastors”. Planting and caring for flowers in the selected park area. The butterfly garden’s Adop-A-spot selection comes with additional flowers purchased in the city, including “a few years to go annually.”
The army began its work by removing weeds and invasive plants like a golden rod in an orchard of about 15 to 10 feet planted in an eagle scout project.
“My assistant, Sarah Billts, is a business landscape, so that was very helpful,” he said. And we transplanted by breastfeeding [plants] Donated by a friend. ”
An army of 7335 members and a few adult volunteers continue to take care of the garden this year. Amiot added that much remains to be done.
He said the army wanted to build a stone road in the middle of the garden because most of the butterfly plants were tall and the garden was on foot. Planting butterfly basins and landmarks are also on the list to identify butterfly environments, life cycles, and host plants such as royalty and suckling milk.
“Our ultimate goal will be to become a royal balance station,” he said, referring to deliberately managed gardens that provide food and shelter for the butterfly people.
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