From February 8th to February 19th, the SCA Native Plant Corps Team at Saguaro National Park was at a YMCA camp for Corps Member Training in Oracle, Arizona (about an hour and a half north of Tucson).
The Corps Members were trained in SCA Field Operations Standards and Risk Management, Botany and Plant Identification, Date Collection and Reporting, Tool and Body Mechanics, Base Camp Set-Up and Backcountry Standards, Leave No Trace Ethics, Wilderness First Aid, CPR and Chainsaw/Game of Logging (among other things).
Among approximately 50 other SCA Field Staff, Admin Staff and other Corps Members, we had an amazing time. Not only was the training informative and practical, but we also formed great friendships with like-minded people and were surrounded by a sense of humor and participated in fun, interactive games. All in all, the 2 week training was spectacular.
We are now, as a team of 6, back in Southeastern Arizona and eager to put our skills to work.
Here are a few pictures from Corps Member Training so you can see the smiles on our faces!