The forestry club volunteered at the Boy Scout Klondike Derby at the Big Springs Fish and Game Club in Newville on Saturday February 26. We judged the shelter building and fire building competitions for the 75 scouts in nine patrols attending.
Pictured after lunch were: Andy Gundlach, Mike Trisket, Zach Hetrick, Seth Morris, Dr. Linehan, Mitch Oswald, and James Baigmoradi. Not pictured is Gina Berger.
It was a great opportunity for old Scouts to give back to the cause!
We will be helping with the Klondike Derby for the Boy Scouts on Feb. 26th. We will helping with the fire burning event. The derby will be from 8:00 to approx. 4:00. We will be leaving from the school at 6:30 am. There will be a sign-up sheet outside Mr. Houghton's office. We need about 10 people to help with this and if you sign up you cannot back out! Mike Trisket, Adam Wentzel, and Grizz Baigmoradi will coming up with the scoring for this event. Fore more info. please see Mr. Trisket.
Fort Indiantown Gap will be doing prescribed burns throughout the month of March. If there is enough people interested we will go see one of these burns. Mr. Wakefield will be looking into a date when we can go. We will be burning the burn pile this year and this will be on a weekend and we will need people to sit and watch the fire. More information about this will be announced later.
We are looking for people interested in visiting the Harrisburg museum to look at historic logging photos. More info on this is TBA.
The Heli-skiing talk with Mr. Houghton will be on March 1st. at 6:00. The location is TBA.
We would like to have a speaker from Pheasants of America to come speak about introducing pheasants. More info on this is TBA.
We would like to try and have a Fishing Derby sometime this spring. More info is TBA.
More info about the T-shirts is TBA. Respectfully Submitted by
Your Forestry Club Secretary,
"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." - Ben Franklin
The Klondike Derby will be held on February 26th. Registration for the event will be at 8 and that is when Bruce wants us to be there. We will be helping out with the fire building and shelter building events. Each station will be 45 minutes long and there will be 3 teams of 8 kids. We will be taking the bus to the event. At the next meeting we will discuss who is going to help and more details about the event.
Tubing has been rescheduled to this Tuesday at 6:00 pm. Fore members that do not have a free pass, the Forestry club will pay for half of the ticket price and you will have to pay the other $10. There will also be 2 free passes that will be raffle off for people that are not able to come up with the money.
We will be burning the burn pile this year and this will be on a weekend and we will need people to sit and watch the fire. More information about this will be announced later.
The Heli-skiing talk will Mr. Houghton was rescheduled to Tuesday March 1st at 6:00 pm. Location TBA.
The T-shirt design was picked and more information on that will be sent out by Dr. Brantley.
Also some previous items of business:
The forestry club will be visiting the state museum in Harrisburg to view historic logging photographs. This will be on March 19th. More information is TBA.
Tyler Wakefield is looking up information about viewing a prescribed burn on the Fort Indiantown Gap property. More information on this is TBA.
And finally The Allegheny Winter SAF Meeting will be on February 16th-17th. We have picked 7 people to go to the convention and 4 are on the quiz bowl team. The 4 on the team are Mike Trisket, Derek Furry, Tyler Wakefield, and Shane Strommer. The other 3 going to the convention are Mitch Oswald, Andy Gunlach, and Zach Hetrick.
Respectfully Submitted by
Your Forestry Club Secretary,
Zachary Hetrick Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the wildlife you hunt and for the forests and fields in which you walk. Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person.~Fred Bear