Scouts engage in good deeds along upper Applegate

Local Boy Scouts will team up with U.S. Forest Service employees and volunteers to perform good deeds Saturday morning on projects along the upper Applegate River.

The scouts, all from the Crater Lake Council, are participating on a "learn and serve" event that will include doing maintenance on the Gin Lin and Dalgema trails and rebuilding a split-rail fence at the Flumet Flat campground.

The work will be done from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest employees and volunteers also will hold workshops for the scouts today to give them instruction on a variety of natural resource management disciplines. Sessions will be held on forestry, wildlife biology, engineering, botany and fire.

The workshops are designed to meet some of the criteria scouts must satisfy for a variety of merit badges. Flumet Flat Campground is in the Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District.

The project is part of the "Take Care of Oregon Day" effort celebrating Oregon's 150th birthday this year. As part of the state's sesquicentennial, the events are meant to give Oregonians the opportunity to work on projects that will benefit their communities.

For more information on the Take Care of Oregon Day, see

The Crater Lake Council includes five districts covering 10 counties. It has about 5,300 youth members and 2,200 registered adults.

For more information on the scout council, see its web site at

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