Written by Jason Pigg Tuesday, 29 November 2011 16:29
The Wilderness Engineers is a program for Scouts and Scouters who want to help maintain and improve our world-class camping facilities. By using their skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm for service, we have access to resources and manpower to help preserve our camps for future generations of youth to enjoy. You do not need to have any special talents to participate, just a willing hand.
Several work days are conducted each year during which the Wilderness Engineers focus on various camp improvement or maintenance projects. These fun and rewarding service days are great ways to develop new skills, put those you have to use for a good cause, meet new people, and spend some time in the outdoors.
Everyone who participates in one of the Service Days receives a Wilderness Engineer patch. However, you have to RSVP to the volunteer foreman to be eligible. Just click on their name below and send them a email. Those who participate more regularly will be eligible for other service awards based upon how often you participate. Click to see the details of the Individual Service Awards.
It is easy for Packs, Troops, and Crews to get involved too. Any unit who wishes to participate in the Wilderness Engineer program can schedule to come out as a group and work with the Rangers on service projects.
People who participate in Wilderness Engineers as part of a unit project can earn a new four-part patch only offered to through this program. As long as you schedule with the Rangers at least one week in advance, your Scouts are eligible to receive one portion of the patch for each project. The patch sections will change each year.
The unit who provides the most hours of service to the Dan Beard Scout Reservation and Camp Michaels will get a free weekend at Camp Friedlander including the use of the Dining Hall, Staff Cabins, time on the Rifle and Shotgun Ranges, and pizza for dinner.
For more information contact: The Wilderness Engineer Program is proudly sponsored by:
|January 12||8-12:00||Painting inside of Fridelander Trading Post|
|February 9||8-12:00||Painting inside of Friedlander Trading Post|
|March 9||8-12:00||Rifle Range Improvements|
|April 13||8-12:00||COPE Course Improvements|
|May 11||7:30-5:00||Summer Camp Prep|
|June 1||8-12:00||Aquatic Area Improvements|
|September 14||7:30-5:00||Replace roof in CW, Painting|
|October 12||8-12:00||Spook-O-Ree Setup|