Member training was a week all about learning the hard and soft skills necessary to hit the trail this summer. We participated in lots of "modules" and enjoyed the Augusta Hot Shot Base in Virginia. We participated in several workshops inlcuding tread and drainage, sustainable trail design, and got experience working with wood and rock in a few different projects. We became acquainted with eachother, the expectations of the USFS, as well as what SCA is all about. Lots of fun and games were intermixed with learning. A memory that will last forever: the Pisgah crew watched "Alone in the Wilderness", a must see for any outdoor enthusiast, projected against a trailer outside during a movie night-perhaps one of the best drive-in-like movie scenes ever witnessed. Members received Wilderness First Aid Certification and made a bunch of new friends. All 8 teams representing the WESTERN! trail corps (all though we are working in the east) slept outside in approximately 40 blue tents, it was awesome. More importantly we were able to bond with everyone who will be working trails this summer. We built a huge energy ball this week which has since dispersed as every crew made their way to their project sites and new communities...
Here are a few pics from our time together.