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I am very very sentimental when it comes to the Boy Scouts in Acadiana. My son Sam was a Scout, and yes, I was a Den Mother! And now I'm happy to say, that our area Scouts are working hard for our beautiful Louisiana environment. What started less than two years ago as a single tree planting has turned into a long-term project for the Boy Scouts of America's Evangeline Area Council. To celebrate the Boy Scouts' 100th birthday, our Scouts decided not to plant a single tree, but more than 4,000 trees in the Atchafalaya Basin — one for each Scout in the council. The project was dubbed Centennial Forest, and that has led to the idea of doing more work within the basin.

We are so proud of our young Scouts-working hard to Keep Louisiana Beautiful!