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TKU Scout School: Scout Lab – South Coast

March 21 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn what to look for when assessing the condition of a hiking trail and creating a proper project proposal.

Crew Leader: Trevor B.

Max Size of Crew: 10

Hike Distance: About 2 Miles

Elevation Gain: About 500 FT

Hike Difficulty: Moderate

Work Difficulty: Moderate

Work Type: Brushing

TKO is happy to offer a learning opportunity to volunteers and professionals seeking training in trail construction/maintenance, leadership and project management topics.

TKO Scout School: Developing Trail Eyes Lab is geared towards people interested in learning how best to identify trail problems and propose solutions that volunteer leaders and/or agency professionals can use to make project proposals for consideration by land managers.

  • TKO’s methodology for identifying trail problems, collecting data in the field, and building a succinct project proposal.
  • TKO’s culture of safety, inclusiveness, and quality of stewardship for the volunteer experience and the trails we keep.
  • In-depth coverage of the project planning process.

Hiking information:

These trail sections have steep and muddy sections, but most are not overall very strenuous hikes. Bring sturdy footwear that can handle some of the steeper sections.

COVID-19 Information:

**You will be asked to electronically sign the e-waiver for this event, provide proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test result, and perform a self-assessment health screening within the 24 hours preceding the event.** The crew leader for this event will verify that you have completed these requirements at the trailhead safety talk before the trail party begins. The registration confirmation and pre-event emails will contain further details and links.

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Gloves if you have them (loaner gloves available)

What to wear:

  • Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. Tennis shoes are not recommended and may not be allowed.)
  • Work gloves (loaner gloves available)
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Rain gear, insulating layers, sun protection, etc. as appropriate for the weather
  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses


Directions will be supplied to registrants via email 48 hours before event

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: TKO recognizes that the trails we work on travel through the traditional lands of many Indigenous tribes. In every corner of what we now call Oregon, these people were forced to cede their land, their home, to the US government at various times from 1853 – 1871. We are privileged to be here today and we express gratitude to these tribes and their descendants for being the original and continuing stewards of these spaces.

EQUITY & INCLUSION: TKO seeks to make Oregon’s trails a place where people can go to connect with nature & one another. Not everyone feels safe or welcome in the outdoors due to issues that include racism, bias, and hate. We commit to being part of the solution to this problem and to enact change. Conduct, speech, or expressions that target any individual or group will not be tolerated by TKO, regardless of whether they are based on age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, geographic origin, language, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status.

PERSONAL SAFETY: Your physical and emotional safety is our number one priority. If a person’s actions or comments make you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, you may: interrupt directly, tell a crew leader, and/or inform TKO staff via the post-event survey.


March 21
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor
Natural Bridges, Brookings, OR 97415
Brookings, OR 97415 United States
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