Special Sashing Ceremony for Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl Kicks
Off the Shasta-Trinity ArrowCorps5 Project
Shown are Steve Bradley - Incident Commander, Mark Hendricks - Western
Region Chief/Youth Program Director, Sharon Heywood - Forest Supervisor,
Alex Braden - Youth Deputy Incident Commander
Over 500 Arrowmen from 33 states, Japan, Taiwan, and Europe converged on
the Shasta-Trinity National Forest this week to begin their five day ArrowCorps5project. "We have been anxiously awaiting their arrival and
are very excited to see what the Arrowmen are capable of," said Alex
Braden, Youth Incident Commander for the Shasta-Trinity Project.
Throughout the day, Scouts were actively engaged in numerous training
sessions including; environmental awareness, tool maintenance, safety,
and handling, Leave No Trace Ethics, and basic backpacking and trail
information. Sunday, 19 crews headed out to the field to start working
on rehabilitating over 100 miles of trails, refurbishing an historic
lookout, and revamping comfort stations along the Pacific Crest Trail.
Once the work is completed, Arrowmen will be able to enjoy a day of
recreation and learn about the National Forest. The crews will be able
to choose from numerous recreational opportunities like canoeing,
kayaking, fishing, climbing and golf.