BASS LAKE – Local Boy Scouts continue their efforts to help return conifers to the forest along the shores of Bass Lake.
On Apr. 15, members of North Fork Boy Scout Troop 357, a few Pack 357 Cub Scouts and some family members, spent a Sunday afternoon planting seedlings at Denver Church and Little Denver Church Day Use areas at Bass Lake.
The Scouts planted 155 ponderosa pine, 30 blister rust resistant sugar pine, and 10 incense cedar seedlings in the day use areas. A total of 195 one-year-old bare root and containerized seedlings were planted.
During April 2016 and April 2017, the troop planted seedlings at the Bass Lake boat launch and Pine Slope Day Use areas.
After all the seedlings were planted, the troop returned to North Fork for some well-deserved ice cream before heading home.
Boys between the ages of 11 and 17 or 10 ½ and going in the 6th Grade are eligible to become a Boy Scout.
To learn more about having your boys become scouts, please call Dave Smith, Scoutmaster, at 559-877-2186.
(Photos courtesy of Dave Smith)