Winter Volunteer Opportunities Abound

Two of the most sought after volunteer opportunities with Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness are coming up this winter: Winter Tracks instructor and Winter Hike leader. One to share your love of wild places with the next generation. Another to safely experience the great outdoors with others. Either way, you’ll know you’ve done your part to help save the wild Scotchmans this year. 

For the sixth year in row (you didn’t think we’d let a pandemic stop us, did you?), we’ll be hosting Winter Tracks with local 5th and 6th graders from across North Idaho and Northwest Montana. However, this will be the first remotely conducted Winter Tracks. We’re currently packing our Great Outdoors Accessibility & Teaching (GOAT) boxes chock full of goodies for hands-on learning in the classroom while our instructors lead lessons virtually. We have open instructor slots to teach Tree ID, animal tracking, orienteering, and more. Email Henry Jorden at for more information on how to get involved. 

We are also excited to announce our lineup of Winter Hikes this season as well. This year, we’re inviting you to pick a theme for your hike. It’s not required, but there are currently guided hikes related to Tree ID and mammals of North Idaho. So, pick a weekend and a topic you’d like to share outdoors with other folks in the community. Follow this link to sign up:

All of our hikes and in-person events will be conducted in accordance with the latest medical advice. It’s gearing up to be a long winter. We’d love to see you safely outside or remotely on our screens!

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Henry grew up ranching and recreating along the Rocky Mountain Front in Choteau, Montana. He graduated from Carroll College in 2016 with a B.A. in Political Science & International Relations with an emphasis on public lands and environmental policy. Henry has been involved in elections administration, forestry, wilderness therapy, and outdoor education across Montana and Idaho. Henry resides in Troy and also works as a Student Life Counselor at Boulder Creek Academy in Bonners Ferry. His passion lies at the intersection of community engagement, outdoor education, and mental health.

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