Portugal’s Month of the Sea
Scouts Unite to Clean Portugal’s Beaches and Waterways

The National Body of Scouts (CNE), the Portuguese Association of Girl Guides (AGP) and the Scout Association of Portugal (AEP), with the support of the Oceano Azul Foundation and Oceanário de Lisboa, celebrated once again, the “Month of the Sea” in November 2021, via a wave of national action to clean up beaches and waterways throughout the country.

In 2021, more than 2,450 scouts from 82 national scouting groups participated in 72 cleanups from the north to south of Portugal, including islands. More than 105 kilometres of beaches, coastline and river shores were cleaned, collecting 12.4 tons of litter. A unique movement for the protection of the ocean.

2020: Over 700 scouts carried out 33 cleanups. More than 35 kilometres of beaches, coast and shores were cleaned, resulting in more than 4.5 tons of marine litter collected from Portugal’s coastline and waterways.

2019: 105 cleanups were conducted with the participation of more than 3600 scouts, collecting over 16.5 tons of marine litter across 108 kilometres of beaches and waterways.

See the map below for all the actions conducted between 2019 and 2021 in the scope of this initiative. Get to know who participated as well as the results from each cleanup.

  Initiatives 2019  |    Initiatives 2020  |    Initiatives 2021