Raleigh Hills Boy Scout Troop Helps Camp Taloali
Thank you to BSA Troop 592 , out of Raleigh Hills, Oregon for coming out to assist Camp Taloali on Saturday, January 10th. Camp Taloali is a leadership camp for the deaf, hard of hearing and CODA’s siblings. It is an amazing 111 acre camp located on the banks of the North Santiam River just above Stayton. Boy Scout Service Project Coordinator, Garrett O’Loughlin (13 years old), made a special trip down to the camp ahead of time to coordinate the event with Camp Taloali and North Santiam Watershed Council staff. As part of their January 10th service project, the Scouts and Adults of Troop 592 helped cut down diseased trees and then helped haul, split and stack the wood for future campfires. Eighteen Scouts aged 11-15 along with eight Troop Adults provided more than 75 hours of service to the Camp. Resource conservation and improvement are important values of Boy Scouting. The North Santiam Watershed Council Coordinator was able to provide the Scouts with a presentation on watersheds and the importance of riparian areas. The Troop intends to return to the Camp later this spring to assist with a tree planting project.