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Scouting forest knowledge

7 November 2018

The Albany Scouts are practically foresters after a talk from Forester Tim Mitchell.

“The Scouts are a great local group that help kids get outdoors and into the forest, so I was more than happy to head down and speak to them about forestry,” Mr. Mitchell said.

Scout’s Organiser Nikki Poulish said the Scouts were grateful for Mr Mitchell’s time and that the kids learned a lot from the talk.

“Tim was fantastic, very engaging, with a presentation well pitched to the age group,” Ms. Poulish said.

“It was only supposed to be half an hour, but we ended up keeping him for over an hour because the kids had so many questions,” Ms. Poulish said.

Tim covered a range of subjects, including native forest and plantation management, and the good things wood can do for us.

“After one and a half hours, it’s fair to say they were well and truly inducted into forestry,” Mr. Mitchell said.

The Albany Scouts were also the recipients of a community grant from the FPC, which they will use on safety equipment to allow them to go on more excursions into the forest.