Local Surgeon Volunteers for National Call to Service
Boy Scouts of America Plan National Service Project
Local surgeon Christopher Grove, MD, FACS, a member of the Boy Scouts of America and its national honor society, Order of the Arrow, has volunteered for the Boy Scouts' national service project called ArrowCorps 5.
"ArrowCorps 5 is the largest conservation project undertaken by the Order of the Arrow and Boy Scouts of America," said Dr. Grove. He explained that the service project, which will be conducted at five U.S. Forest Service sites across the country this summer, is expected to include 5,000 members of the Order of the Arrow. Dr. Grove said they will be providing more than 250,000 hours of service.
"The service projects will include ecosystem restoration, invasive plant and tree removal, trail construction and maintenance, bridge work, campsite improvements, erosion and weed control, and fence removal," he reported.
The project will be conducted in cooperation with the United States Forest Service.
Five National Forest Sites
Scouts from all across the United States will be given an opportunity to make significant and positive impacts on their national forests. Dr. Grove said the national forest sites selected for the ArrowCorps 5 project are Mark Twain in Missouri; Manti-La Sal, Utah; George Washington and Jefferson, Virginia; Shasta-Trinity, California; and Bridger-Teton, Wyoming. Dr. Grove will be the safety officer for the Mark Twain project site.
Dr. Grove is with Miami County Surgeons. From the time he became a Scout in 1980, a member of Troop 295, Dr. Grove has earned a number of Scouting awards, including Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow awards, and has taken part in and staffed numerous Scouting activities. He currently serves locally on the Executive Board of the Miami Valley Council and as a member of the National Order of the Arrow Committee and is Chairman for the Central Region, Order of the Arrow.