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#TrashTag is the Viral Challenge Inspiring People to Pick Up Trash Around the World

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Finally, a viral challenge that goes beyond simple amusement. The #trashtag challenge is inspiring people to pick up trash, making the world that much more beautiful.

This movement encourages people to clean an area, ridding it of all trash, and to post a before and after image on social media. Honestly, the contrast is shocking. It doesn’t take much to grab a group and spend 30 mins clearing your neighbourhood, a local park, beach, or even a section of highway, and the results are simply astounding.

As the snow melts, what's the first thing you notice about our great outdoors? The brown, soggy, coffee cups that litter the side of the road? Yeah, us too. So instead of complaining about it, why not do something about it?

Take a look at some of the incredible transformation photos of those who have already accepted the #trashtag challenge!

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Have you participated in the #TrashTag Challenge? Odds are, if you're in the BSA, this is just another weekend for you!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Over the weekend, this post started going viral for all the right reasons. It's all about helping your community, something all our members are familiar with.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here's what you need to do to participate:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. Find an area that needs some cleaning or maintenance⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. Take a before photo⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. Take action and do it!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 4. Take an after photo and post it with #BSATrashTag⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Make sure to tag @boyscoutsofamerica as well in your posts and we'll share our favorite ones later this month.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let's do our part and show how we're helping make our communities a better place!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #BoyScoutsOfAmerica #BSA #CubScouts #ScoutsBSA #Venturing #SeaScouts #Exploring #Scouting #Community #CleanUp #WeOwnAdventure #ScoutMeIn #BeAScout

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We hope this has inspired you to accept this challenge! Spring cleaning can go far beyond the confinements of your home! We only get one planet to call home (for now), so let’s work together to make our world a better place!

Share images of your #trashtag challenge on social media!