Monday, July 7, 2008

Boy Scouts of America ArrowCorps5 Conservation Project

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In preparation for a week of service to the George Washington & Jefferson National Forests, nearly 60 members of the Boy Scouts of America Honor Society, the Order of the Arrow, recently completed their Conservation USA Training (on June 21).

The CUSA Trained individuals then served as Squad Leaders as members of the ArrowCorps5 conservation project on June 22-27, 2008.

Projects were conducted on two districts of the National Forest and were unique to its operations. The James River District offered participants the opportunity to construct a new five-mile horseback trail system. While the Warm Springs District project required arrowmen the chance to construct a much-needed trail from the park Marina to its beach about a mile in distance, refurbish minor trails and clear campsites of invasive plant species.

The 60 Squad Leaders supervised over 400 other volunteers conducting over 71,000 hours of service resulting in difficult hand construction of 8.2 miles of new multi-user trails (some of which has been renamed the ArrowCorps Loop), 6 new walk-in campsites,
large information bulletin boards, and 86 trail signs.

1 comment:

Gil said...

Go OA!

What a week!