Kyle Roeder of Orwigsburg, Dakota Reber of Cressona and Josh Huneke of Orwigsburg were awarded the awarded the Forest Conservation Award. The Scouts are members of Auburn Boy Scout Troop 651.

The Forest Conservation Award is bestowed to a scout who has earned the Forestry Merit Badge and two other related badges such as Bird Study, Weather, Insect Study, Wilderness Survival, Wood Carving and Nature, to name a few.

Frank P. Snyder, service forester for the Bureau of Forestry, State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and their Scout Master Joseph Palerio presented the awards to Roeder and Reber at their Troop Court of Honor at St. Paul UCC Church, Summer Mountain Road, Auburn on March 10.

The Forest Conservation Award program is sponsored by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry. The award recognizes the Scouts that shown an interest and desire to learn more about the forest resources in Pennsylvania. The Bureau of Forestry has enlisted the help of Hawk Mountain Council to promote the program.

Frank P. Snyder, service forester for the Weiser Forest District of Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry. said that Reber and Huneke earned the Forestry, Environmental Science and Pulp and Paper Merit Badges and Roeder earned the Forestry, Plant Science and Pulp and Paper Merit Badges to be bestowed the awards.