Troop 147 worked jointly in a forest service project with the cub scouts of Pack 136, as well as many parents and siblings (including great work by the girl scouts). All scouts worked extremely hard shoveling dirt, transplanting trees, and loading heavy pots onto a USFS flatbed truck. The boys’ efforts resulted in over 500 Coulter Pines being repotted in preparation for planting out into the forest in a few years. These trees will be particularly valuable in the reforestation of burn areas in the Angeles National Forest. Seeds were collected from trees all over California and beyond to build a genetic repository of pines which will be monitored by scientists for many years, to help identify which trees do the best in our local forest.
A backpacking overnighter to Idlehour Trail Camp, climbing the Mt. Wilson Toll Road from Altadena to Henninger Flats and beyond, then dropping down to the camp via the Idlehour trail. All scouts did an outstanding job on a tough hike.