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24 Great Ways to Celebrate Earth Day With Your Troop


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Earth Day is a great time to teach your girl’s about saving the earth and making a difference. Earth Day is always celebrated on April 22nd. It raises awareness for the environment and care of our planet.

Did you know? The first Earth Day was started in 1970, which means the 50th anniversary was in 2020. More than 1 billion people in 192 countries take part in Earth Day activities. It started out because their was so much smog and pollution in the world. Now we have several endangered species that are at risk for extinction including bees, giraffes, coral reefs, whales, elephants, and insects.

How can you celebrate Earth Day? Here is a list of things to start with that you could do all year long not just on Earth Day, but if you are not doing it now April 22nd is a great day to start. This is a great list to share with your girls and discuss as a group to see what the girls can do at home and every day to make the world a better place.

  • Reduce, reuse, recycle
  • Conserve water
  • Shop wisely (Use reusable bags)
  • Use long lasting light bulbs
  • Use non-toxic chemical at home and work
  • Bike more drive less
  • Start a compost in your garden
  • Switch to paperless bills
  • Use refillable water bottles
  • Turn off lights, fan or tv when you leave the room.
  • Don’t leave the water on when you brush your teeth

What To Do With Your Troop On Earth Day

In addition to having discussions with your girls about the significance of Earth Day and how they can contribute to helping the planet, here are 14 fantastic ideas for your troop to partake in on Earth Day. These suggestions have been curated from an incredible Scouting blogger, so make sure to subscribe to her blog for more insightful content.

Even more ideas….

  • Making Seed bombs
  • Planting a tree
  • Cleaning the beach
  • Volunteering for a cleanup in your community
  • Starting a vegetable garden in pots or a small plot
  • Creating posters with environmental themes

Remember, focusing on helping our planet can also be a great theme for a Gold Award or take action project. Check out a story about a girl who centered her project on Water pollution for her award. There is so much our planet needs, so let's all step up and make a positive impact.

Earth Day Every Day

Teach your girls more about what it means to take care of the earth we live in. One of my favorite picture books that covers the subject great is called “Earth Day Every Day” This book will take you on a adventure to discover how everyone can be a planet protectors. Teach your girls how to reduce, reuse, recycle, and more with this adorable picture book.

Earth Day With My Troop

Over the years our girls have done a number of things to help the environment. One of their favorites was when they decided to do a cleanup day in our neighborhood with our troop. The girls each brought gloves and and a trash bag. We also did a photo scavenger hunt related to Earth Day and protecting earth. The trash and recyclables were separated and the recyclables were dropped of at our local recycle drop center. After we were all done we stayed at the park and had a pizza party.

scavneger hunt

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt, Bingo, and 4 Corner Games

This booklet includes everything to put on a Scavenger Photo Hunt for Earth Day event. Girls will search and find items and take pictures of the items they find. They will also have fun taking pictures related to each letter of the alphabet associated with why we celebrate Earth Day: Clean water, land, and air. It also includes 2 games to play as a group during the event: Earth Day Bingo and the 4 Corner game.

Fun Patch Ideas

Depending on the area you are focusing on for your event you will love one of these adorable fun patches from


Are you looking for the right patch to inspire your troops and remind them of their responsibility to protect the outdoors?


This patch is perfect for girls who have a passion for animals and enjoy helping them. It's ideal for girls of all ages and is a great addition to events like Earth Day, Zoo Day, or any day where girls can learn and take action to protect endangered animals.


Ready to team up with penguins and safeguard the environment? The "Waddle Wild Penguin Scout Patch" is not just a patch - it's a rallying cry to take action and protect our planet alongside these incredible creatures.

Where else can I get resources for Earth Day?

One website that I love to visit is Check out this direct link to their Earth Day and Outdoor Service Projects section, where you can find everything they have to offer.

On my Pinterest board, I have a collection of Earth Day ideas for kids that can offer a plethora of new activities to engage your troop in this year's Earth Day celebrations.

Each person has a role to play in preserving the cleanliness of our planet. By educating the younger generation, we can work towards a cleaner world. Together, we can make a positive impact and create a better future for our planet.

Enjoy every minute being a leader and continue to inspire your girls!