Clean Up Australia Day
Scout Groups across Australia have supported the nation's largest community-based environmental event - Clean Up Australia Day - since its commencement in 1990. In fact, 47% of youth sites in 2016 were registered by scout groups.
The flagship Clean Up Australia Day Event is held each year on the first Sunday of March, though a Clean Up Australia event can be held at any time of year.
Clean Up Australia Day inspires and empowers communities, schools and businesses to clean up, fix up and conserve their local environment. The event has grown to become the nation's largest environmental community participation event.
In 2016 there was an increase in scouting groups participating, with 320 sites registered, almost 7000 scouting volunteers and about 704 tonnes of rubbish removed from the environment.
The next Clean Up Australia Day will be held on Sunday 5 March 2017.
Clean Up Australia Day Photo Gallery
Above Left & Middle: Pamphlett Sea Scout Group cleaned up the Brisbane River and Oxley Creek (photos by Elizabeth Rankin). Above Right and Below Left: 1st Caringbah with a couch and a pile of rubbish that they found while cleaning up Burraneer Park Reserve (photo by Ian Hall).
Above Middle & Right: 1st Bentleigh Scouts & Cubs cleaned up Victory Park with the cheerful assistance of Delnigy Rover Crew (photos by Brigitte Reiche).
Above Left & Middle: 1st Leeton cleaned up Middle Beach on the Murrumbidgee River (part of the MIA State Forest) (photos by Adrian van Werven). Above Right: 1st Avoca also got out in their canoes for Clean Up Australia Day (photo by Rob Milne).
Together we can make a difference!