SPLIT, 8 November 2020 – Boranka, the largest volunteer action of afforestation of fire-damaged areas in Dalmatia organised by the Croatian and Split Scout Associations was held this weekend on Mosor for the 20th time.
150 scouts and other volunteers planted more than 3,000 tree seedlings on the slopes of Mosor in the Split settlement of Sitno Gornje.
It was a proud day for the Split Scout Association as they celebrated one hundred years of scouts in the city of Split. The Split Scout Association is one of the oldest scout organisations in this part of Europe.
“We decided to mark our great anniversary, the centenary of the work of Split scouts, by working. As Split scouts are also one of the oldest volunteer organisations in Split, it is great that we can spend this anniversary volunteering with Boranka – the largest volunteer afforestation campaign in Europe,” said Ivana Jarebica, head of the Split Scout Association.
The tree planting drive was organised by the Croatian Scout Association in cooperation with the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (HGSS) and the state-owned Hrvatske Šume forest management company.
As well as scouts from Split, HGSS volunteers, students and teachers from the Faculty of Kinesiology in Split, members of two local mountaineering clubs, about 15 Americans and Australians living in Croatia, and members of the public took part in the action.
The Boranka campaign has so far included more than 6,300 volunteers who have planted more than 65,000 trees in fire-struck areas in Dalmatia in two years. Due to its efficiency and originality, Boranka has become the most awarded non-profit campaign in Croatian history, winning numerous national and international awards.