Palmerton Cadette Girl Scout Troop 3112 was recently recognized as Junior Forest Stewards for completing the Junior Forest Stewardship program.

This program encourages youth understanding about forest stewardship, collaborative learning through discussion, and hands-on learning through activity. It raises awareness of stewardship concepts and the importance of being a steward of the natural world. Today's youth will be responsible for the forests that give Pennsylvania its very name and they will pass them on the future generations

The Junior Forest Steward program is sponsored by Penn State Cooperative Extension Service and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry. The program recognizes youth that show an interest and desire to learn more about the forest stewardship in Pennsylvania.

Frank P. Snyder, service forester of the Weiser Forest District of DNCR, Bureau of Forestry, said the Cadettes and their leader, Larissa Kimmel, demonstrated their stewardship ethic by planting trees in their community and were presented the Junior Forest Steward patch for completing the program.

Additional information about forest stewardship is available at http:sctrc.cas.psu.edu/juniorforest.html.