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Smokey Bear makes new friends at the Caterpillar Clubhouse

Public Affairs Specialist Sarah Willis with new Junior Rangers in Vermont. Forest Service photo.

BETHEL, Vt. — Smokey Bear visited The Caterpillar Clubhouse day care located in Bethel, VT. Smokey made eight new friends that became Junior Rangers during his visit at the day care. Smokey’s friends participated in activities that promoted the protection of flora and fauna from wildfire and fire safety during camping.  The children learned about fire safety by constructing a contained campfire, which they made by using rocks, birch logs and holiday lights, and later learned how to properly extinguish the fire. Smokey’s new friends received a Junior Ranger patch and other Smokey handouts for completing the activities.