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Scout Project Refurbishes Sawtooth National Forest Sign

Scout Project Refurbishes Sawtooth National Forest Sign

A group of adults and boy scouts standing next to a forest sign. One boy scout is holding a shovel.A group of adults and boy scouts standing next to a national forest sign. One boy holding a shovel.Scouts are required to complete 40 hours of community service that will benefit the community. Sawtooth National Forest Law Enforcement Officer Jade Sumsion assisted local Scouts with their Eagle Project to refurbish a forest sign. No easy task, the first group of scouts were unable to complete the project and another Scout turned 18 before they were able to finish the project.  Jades last Scout, Alec Jackman took the project on. Power tools were used to sand and grind the old paint to make room for a fresh coat of paint.  The Forest Service provided the paint, posts, and bolts to attach the sign to the posts. With the help of Law Enforcement Officer Greg Stuart operating the skid steer they dug the four foot holes for the sign to sit in.  After a quick change of attachments Officer Stuart lifted the 500 pound sign and placed it in the position located at the corner of Highway 30 and Rock Creek Road.  A total of 110 hours from the scouts and leaders were needed to refurbish the sign. The sign had been in place since the early 1970’s. With all of this good work it is expected that the sign will last another 50 years.





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