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Monarchs for Peace - Pelathe District's International Good Turn Project 

"Scouts in Canada, Mexico and United States working together to help save the Monarch Butterfly"

For more about our project, watch this video:  Pelathe District Conservation Good Turn and Monarch Watch

The Monarch butterfly is rapidly losing habitat and resources in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, Scouters in Pelathe District are working with Scouts and Scouters in Canada and Mexico to do the same. 

Our project works to establish a number of Monarch Waystations, located at various strategic places around Lawrence and Douglas County. Waystations, which can be areas as small as 100 square feet, with plants required for Monarch butterflies to produce successive generations and sustain their migration. The primary plant in the Waystation is the Milkweed. Our project is done in cooperation with Monarch Watch which is dedicated to the preservation of the Monarch migration by working together to create, conserve, and protect Monarch habitats. 

Monarch Watch is a nonprofit education, conservation, and research program based at the University of Kansas that focuses on the Monarch butterfly, its habitat, and its spectacular fall migration. Monarch Watch strives to provide the public with information about the biology of Monarch butterflies, their spectacular migration, and how to use Monarchs to further science education in primary and secondary schools. To learn more about Monarch Watch, click here: Monarch Watch

Another crucial partner in our project are the Master Gardeners of Douglas County. The Master Gardeners will work with the Scouts to ensure that they understand proper soil preparation and planting techniques for milk weed, a plant vital to the Monarch's reproductive cycle and a source of food for the butterfly.  They will also teach the importance of sustainability and how working together we can make a difference. To learn more about the Master Gardeners visit their website. Master Gardeners of Douglas County 

2016 Monarch Watch Good Turn Project Patch 

Cub Scouts
The Pelathe District Good Turn Project provides an opportunity for Cub Scouts to "think globally" and "act locally" to preserve and improve our environment. Working together in our local community, each Cub Scout pack plans details and establishes the service project date (on or around May 7, 2016), as well as the time and location for carrying out the
project. Hands‐on projects help Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts realize that everyone can do things to care for the environment. Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts participating in the Conservation Good Turn can also meet some advancement requirements. The project should involve the entire Cub Scout den/pack ‐ Scouts, leaders, and family
members.

  • The patch is only available to registered scouts and scouters completing all requirements.
  • The Pelathe District Good Turn project should support pollinator projects:
    • maintenance of an existing pollinator garden
    • establishing a new monarch way station
    • other pollinator projects will be considered
  • A minimum of one hour of service per registered Cub Scout/Scouter.
  • Register your event online after project completion, and include a photo of the project. http://www.monarchsforpeace.com/register‐your‐event/
  • Submit your verification to clynnku@gmail.com

Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Varsity Scouts
The Pelathe District Good Turn Project provides an opportunity for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers to "think globally" and "act locally" to preserve and improve our environment. This program is designed to make youth members aware that all nations are closely related through natural resources and that we are interdependent with our world
environment.

  • The patch is only available to registered scouts and scouters completing all requirements.
  • Sign up as a volunteer to help on May 7th at the Monarch Watch Annual Plant Sale.
  • Alternative projects must be pre‐approved to qualify for the Monarchs for Peace Patch.
  • Complete a minimum of two hours of service per registered Scout/Scouter.
  • Register your event online after project completion, and include a photo of the project. http://www.monarchsforpeace.com/register‐your‐event/
  • Submit your verification to clynnku@gmail.com