Written by Chelsea Suydam, Carmen Young, and Kristina Bell, Recreation, Heritage and Volunteer Resources, U.S. Forest Service
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On a recent cool, crisp spring morning in the mountains of Virginia, the Boy Scouts of America Troop 88 followed in the footsteps of the first “boys” of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the CCC.
The first CCC camp, Camp Roosevelt, was established April 17, 1933 at the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest. Over time, the forest had 14 camps.