Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
OpEdNews Op Eds

Why are the Boy Scouts profiting from deforestation?

By       Message Kate Stayman       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   No comments

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags
Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

Author 30039
- Advertisement -

When you think of the Boy Scouts, the first thing that comes to mind is not clearcutting. According to the Boy Scouts' website, "Understanding this connection [to nature], and the impact we have upon it, is important to preserving the wilderness, as well as to our own well-being as members of the web of nature."

It may surprise you to learn, then, that a recent investigation by Hearst Newspapers showed that the Boy Scouts have sold at least 34,000 acres of land to logging corporations, allowing big business to level forests that were supposed to have been preserved for children to learn about and enjoy nature.

You can't be a conservationist organization and profit from logging tens of thousands of acres at the same time.

Additionally, some of the logging in question may have violated state rules. According to the Hearst investigation, one council in Washington state allowed an area to be logged without leaving trees to protect a stream which is home to endangered salmon.

- Advertisement -

Click here to tell the Boy Scouts of America National Council to find a better way to raise money than clearcutting our natural heritage.

Thank you for working to build a better world.

Kate Stayman-London, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

- Advertisement -


- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

Kate Stayman-London, Campaign Manager, conservationist & environmentalist.

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Why are the Boy Scouts profiting from deforestation?

Don't Let Dick Cheney Get Away with Torture

24 Hours Left to Protect America's Wilderness