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  • Scouts Active at the Forks


Boy Scout builds seven benches as his Eagle Project

Commemorate a loved one; celebrate a special birthday or anniversary or simply show your community support by sponsoring a park bench. Benches can be dedicated for a donation of $500. Plaques will be affixed to the bench with your desired memorial or commemoration and all donations are tax deductible. Your donation will  help in maintaining the bench and area around the bench for the next ten years. The benches are located at inviting points along the trails.

The park bench project is an Eagle Scout project of Life Scout Matthew Blackwood of BSA Troop 64. Your donation is a win-win to support scouting and the Forks of Coal State Natural Area.

The Forks of Coal State Natural Area Foundation gratefully accepts gifts and donations from individuals, families, groups of friends, businesses and community organizations for Forks of Coal State Natural Area. The Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization. For more information about the park bench sponsorships contact Kim McCluskey at 304/982-2008.

Donations may be made through our website.

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Girl Scouts Complete Hiking Merit Badge at Forks of Coal Natural Area

Girl Scout Troop #32101 from Midway Elementary School

The Forks of Coal State Natural Area was the setting for an educational hike with the scouts of Girl Scout Troop #32101 from Midway Elementary, who came from Lincoln County to complete their Hiking Merit Badge requirements. The event was held on Friday, October 6.

About two dozen scouts gathered at the new bench by the end of the Blue Trail for a presentation about hiking and outdoors safety by one of the Foundation’s board members. Following the talk, she led the scouts, their leaders and several parents on an interpretive hike out the ridge on the Blue Trail.

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