A partnerhip between Leki USA, Virginia retailer Mt. Rogers Outfitters, and the Boy Scouts will benefit the town of Damascus, Virginia, as a part of the Trail Days 2002 from May 16-19. Boy Scouts, wearing "Trail Days 2002 Recycle Team" tees, will help take aluminum cans and plastic bottles from overflowing garbage cans to a recycling program during the event. Donations for the event or for volunteers can be sent to Jeff Patrick at Mt. Rogers Outfitter (110 Laurel Damascus, Virg. 24236, 540-475-5416). Trail Days is an annual gathering of Appalachian Trail thru-hikers, alumni, non-profits and manufacturers.
Opinion: No honor in Boy Scouts policy against gays
The decision by the Boy Scouts of America earlier this week to reaffirm its policy denying membership to gay scouts and scout leaders is a setback for the organization and the outdoor industry as a whole. At a time when the industry is working hard to involve more youth in the ...read more