ArrowCorps 5 Information for O.A. Members

ArrowCorps5 is a once in a lifetime program. The event is
the largest volunteer service effort ever undertaken by the
Boy Scouts of America. A Scout’s duty to country calls us
all to help preserve the beauty of treasures like our national
forests. ArrowCorps5 will take place at five sites across
the country. A highly trained Order of the Arrow and
National Forest Service staff will provide a safe and healthy
environment for a young man to learn about leadership,
brotherhood, and service, all in an atmosphere of fun and
Shu-Shu-Gah has selected to serve in the beautiful
mountains of western Wyoming at the Bridger-Teton
National Forest
. Located in Western Wyoming, Bridger-
Teton offers more than 3.4 million acres of public land for
outdoor recreation enjoyment. With its pristine watersheds, abundant wildlife and immense wildlands, the Bridger-Teton
National Forest comprises a large part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem – the largest intact ecosystem in the lower 48
United States. Offering nearly 1.2 million acres of designated wilderness, over 30,000 miles of road and trail and thousands
of miles of unspoiled rivers and streams, the Bridger-Teton offers something for everyone.
Project Description
About 650 participants and staff will be needed to complete about 15,000 feet of trail through the Teton Pass Trail,
primarily intended for mountain bike use. The Teton Pass project will be split into three work groups. The Snowtel 1
and Snowtel 2 groups will be doing more basic trail construction where there is not a major shift in elevation. Most of
the participants will be working in the Snowtel groups. The remainder of the participants will be working in the Two
Towers area of the Teton Pass. This will be more intermediate trail building with some elevation shift. The work crews
will be camping at the main camp in Jackson, WY. The tools that will be used at this project will be standard trail
building tools: McClouds, mattocks, shovels, etc.
About 200 participants and staff will be needed to remove
the 8,000 feet of the Goosewing Exclusion Fence. The
fence is about ten feet high, made of sheep wire, with a string
of barbed wire on top. In addition to using wire cutters,
and mattocks, a special wire spooling tool will be used. The
fence encloses a very large area and inhibits wildlife
migration. The participants will be camped at a satellite camp.
There are still spots in the Shu-Shu-Gah Contingent available!
If you are interested in going or would like more information
please contact ArrowCorps5 Adviser Tom Kramer

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