Troop 40 receives national press recognition
Wrangell’s Boy Scout Troop 40 is making national news after being included in the January edition of Boy’s Life, the official monthly journal of the Boy Scouts of America.
The troop was singled out for recognition after their trip up the Stikine River to complete 300 hours of manual labor to remove non-native plant species over the course of five days in the wilderness.
Troop 40 Scoutmaster Shirley Wimberly said she was excited to see her group of scouts featured in the national publication.
“I am just ecstatic,” Wimberly said. “We have had this project going on for a while and it has bloomed into a big deal. The Capital City Weekly wrote about it too, so it’s getting a lot of buzz.”
The troop will also head north next month to Alaska’s biggest city for a presentation of their work.
“We’re headed to Anchorage on Feb.3 to make a presentation at the Alaska Forum on the Environment,” Wimberly added. “We were picked as one of only four projects in the state to do a presentation, so it’s pretty exciting.”
Wimberly also said the troop plans on returning to the area soon to complete more work and research.