Street2Bay Project

Young people are increasingly aware of the devastating effects of plastics in our marine environments.

BUT Did you know that 80% of these plastics come from our streets?


With the help of an incredible grant from Government, 1st/14th Brighton Sea Scouts and the Port Phillip Bay Keeper invite your youth members to take part in a world-leading environmental project.

Information sessions are happening now!

Your Scouts, Venturers and Rovers will have the opportunity to play a leading role in this local environmental issue while also working towards their Section awards.

It takes just two to three hours every three months. And we offer substantial resources, training and support to assist Groups in successfully participating in this project.

Join other Scout Groups across the Port Phillip Bay catchment, and sign up for the Street2Bay Litter Audit Project to complete street litter audits in your local area.

To find out more about your Group being involved in this important environmental project, visit the Street2Bay Facebook page or contact Tracey Steeves via street2bay@scoutsvictoria.com.au

Start TODAY! Sign up your Group for Street2Bay!

FAQs

What's involved?

Involvement requires two to three hours commitment every three months for youth members.

The Street2Bay Project will see hundreds of Scouts trained in the systematic simple audit method and given audit equipment and support to conduct street microplastic audits every three months in their local Gcout Group's catchment area.

Who can participate?

Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Leaders from all Sections and Adult Helpers can support this environment project and will be provided with equipment and support to conduct street microplastic audits.  Involvement requires two to three hours commitment.

Youth are very aware of plastic pollution and have the opportunity to take up leadership roles in the running of their Group’s audits and to work towards their awards from Scouts, Venturer to Queen Scout, Endeavour Awards, Rovers BP (Environment/Service/Pursuit). Troops will also earn recognition for their environmental work and be rewarded for their time and effort.

How do we get started?

  • Step 1 - Have a discussion with your Group and Leaders then arrange a call or zoom info session.
  • Step 2 - Join in a Street2Bay information session zoom call to get an overview of the Street2Bay project and see first hand what an interesting and important project Street2Bay is for your Scouting community and youth, and how your youth can take a leadership role in your local area community.
  • Step 3 - Get your Group or Section involved by arranging a Street2Bay info night with a kick off night for your Group/Section that looks at the growing problem of microplastics and seeks out your Groups auditing teams involved in the project then afterwards starting the Street2bay auditing in your area to gather data.
  • Step 4 - Promote your Scout Group and youth doing the Street2Bay project in your local community with council mayor, local members of parliament and local community awards

What help will you provide?

The Street2Bay team will provide the information, knowledge and toolkit for your Group, info session, environment, handouts and templates.

What location is this project based in?

Near your local Scout Group!

 

We are looking for Groups from Mornington Peninsula to Daylesford from Yarra Valley to Geelong

Street2Bay will see hundreds of Scouts from 30-40 Scout Groups within a 100km radius of Melbourne participating in this environmental study. Groups will be trained in the systematic audit method and will be given the necessary audit equipment and support to conduct street microplastic audits every three months in their catchment area.

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