Jackson BSA Troop 78 Partners Up With Foothill Conservancy

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 78, along with parents and siblings from local troops and packs, stepped up to help us make our annual dinner a great success. Troop 78 is the first Amador County troop to welcome girls to its ranks. At the dinner we were excited to hear from a young high school Junior named Lyani (Lya) Brown, who is the troop leader for Troop 78.

These youngsters hustled all evening meeting the needs of our Foothill Conservancy guests and enthusiastically did everything we asked of them. In spite of the heat, they brought limitless energy and smiles. All agreed that it was great to have them there and we hope to see more of them in the future at Foothill Conservancy events.

While this is our first joint venture, the Foothill Conservancy is excited about the possibility of doing more with this great group of young people. In addition to this group of youth, we are looking at ways to involve more young people at the Foothill Conservancy.  We are pursuing both educational and service programs and will be telling you all more about this in the near future.

 We are thrilled to announce that BSA Troop 78 has already signed up for our annual Mokelumne River cleanup in September. We are looking forward to hosting the cleanup as long as the Electra Fire recovery doesn’t prohibit access. Sign up for our email list to get updates on when the cleanup and other volunteer opportunities are happening.

Troop 78 is actively recruiting new scouts, both boys and girls are welcome! Call Scoutmaster Marilou Mullan at 209-304-2371 for more information regarding BSA Troop 78.

Author: MaryAnn Tierney Kelley, Volunteer Coordinator

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Leslie Smith, Sutter Creek, CA: Raised in Washington State, Leslie is a happy California transplant having moved to Sunny Sutter Creek full time in 2020. As a nascent fly fisher and lifelong skier, she is committed to the natural environment and brings extensive organizational and finance experience to the board from a nearly 40 year career in banking.