Boy Scouts and Outdoor Channel Team Up on Conservation Effort

Over the weekend the Boy Scouts joined the Outdoor Channel Corps and Time Warner Cable for the second year to clean the William H. Pouch Scout Camp in Staten Island, NY.

Cleaning the trails and woods at Camp Pouch is just one stop on a tour of conservation efforts led by the Outdoor Channel Corps. Their hope is not only to clean up, but also to preserve the land for generations to come. "It's about keeping the great outdoors great. Where you hunt. Where you fish. Where children are taught to cast their first cast, bait their first hook and bag their first gobbler." The event was part of the Outdoor Channel's effort to recruit one million volunteers by 2015 to help ensure the outdoor lifestyle survives in local communities.

The Boy Scouts of America is also involved in a greater conservation effort for Pouch Camp. The Greater New York Councils, along with the Boy Scouts, are attempting to preserve the 94-acres with permanent protection from developers.

Click here to learn more about the Outdoor Channel Corps campaign.

Click here to learn more about the agreement for Pouch Camp conservation.