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Buffalo National River Trail Crew

February 22, 2017     OA Today

Do you enjoy camaraderie and leaving a legacy for future outdoor enthusiasts like yourself? If so, come join the Buffalo National River Trail Crew (BNRTC) for the “Surveying a Legacy” adventure! From Monday, May 29 to Saturday, June 3, 2017, the event will take place in the beautiful Buffalo National River valley. The Order of the Arrow’s own Section SR-8 is sponsoring the BNRTC at Orr High Adventure Base, nestled on the Buffalo National River and surrounded by its national park near Jasper, Arkansas. This event will be organized similarly to the 2008 ArrowCorps5 and the 2011 SummitCorps events. Camp Orr is the only Boy Scout camp that’s completely surrounded by a national park and the Buffalo National River is one of the few free-flowing streams left in the continental U.S. The rugged terrain, towering bluffs and remote access make it the perfect destination for Scouts and outdoor adventurers. You will know that you’re truly entering wilderness as you drive up the steep dirt road into the camp. Camp Orr and the Buffalo National River valley are not for the faint of heart!

Hosted by Wachtschu Mawachpo Lodge of the Westark Area Council, this event is inviting Arrowmen from across the nation to join the “Brotherhood of Cheerful Service” by building trail all along the Buffalo National River. Just imagine it - you and five hundred of your best friends spending a week in a remote wilderness camp, serving the nation by building permanent trails. Meals will be served in the camp’s rustic dining hall or sent out as sack lunches depending on just how remote your crew is. However, like all Scouting events, it’s not all work. Each trail crew member will enjoy a full day of recreation where the possibilities include canoeing the Buffalo, rock climbing, rappelling, day hikes, fishing and much more. You can learn more about these opportunities by connecting with BNRTC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with #BNRTC. The cost for this adventure is only $80, so head over to Section SR-8’s website to register today!

If you can handle up to 50 pounds, manage heavy tools in rugged terrain and want to embark on an unforgettable adventure, the Buffalo National River Trail Crew is for you!