Each year, the Greater Yosemite Council Boy Scouts of America hold a recognition dinner to honor volunteers. The theme chosen this year was Exploring into Careers. Boy Scouting offers a program for 14- to 20-year-olds in numerous career fields. The local council has police, fire and veterinarian Explorers and Sea Scouts. Youth have the opportunity to discover these fields by participating in them and getting hands-on learning. At the recent dinner, more than 80 of these youth participated in the evening’s events.
In February, Daisy Troop 1535 took a tour of Salida Fire Station No. 1. Capt. Ed Bartley stepped forward to take the group on tour after emergencies called away the rest of the firefighters during the troop’s visit. Daisies are the youngest Girl Scouts (kindergartners) and earn Daisy petals as they learn the Girl Scout Law. This field trip helped these Daisies earn their Daisy petal for respecting authority.