Tree Promise

Tree Education and Advocacy!

The Tree Promise

The Tree Promise Badge and Patch

Interested in learning more about trees, and sharing trees with others? The Tree Promise is a national program with a patch, and the patch is being adapted for all levels.

Cadettes can complete the Trees Badge, which has been adapted with online and outdoor activities that feature trees in San Diego.

GSSD Cadette Trees Badge

Tree Promise Patch for World Thinking Day

Tree patch guidelines flyer

Plant a Troop or Family Tree!

Planting a tree is a fantastic educational activity for a family or a Girl Scout Troop. If you are interested in a free troop or family tree to plant, please fill out the following Google Form: https://forms.gle/gshq3wEY6ESysjBv8.


This could be a "troop tree," a place for memories and a future legacy! A recent donation provides for trees to be purchased by Girl Scout families to plant in their back or front yard, who are willing to care for the tree--starting with watering weekly for three years. Families approved to "get and grow a tree" will be notified by email, pick up the tree at Walter Andersen Nursery in Old Town when notified, follow instructions on how to plant a tree, and invite the troop to help enjoy this tree!

How to Plant a Tree

Want to learn about how to plant a tree? See these notes from a tree steward meeting or check out this short, educational video from TreePeople.

Explore Trees Beyond Girl Scouts

Interested in getting involved in tree advocacy beyond Girl Scouts?

  • Check out the Kate Sessions Commitment, a local tree advocacy organization working to bring trees and urban tree cover to more San Diegans.

  • Become a Tree San Diego tree steward!

  • Local organizations and cities commonly invite community members to help plant trees, in the early spring. Opportunities will be posted here, as they become available.

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