On our final day of work on our first week’s project, I felt that we had made a very tangible change to the local environment. That few miles of fence that we had taken out were a few miles reclaimed to Nature. One could look to see what work was still to be had—which would be somewhat discouraging, but I am of the opinion that the positive aspect of any given situation should be dwelled upon. And we truly had many things to be proud of that first week.

A week in the life of a youth crew!

  • August 24, 2015
  • Posted by Guest Blogger

“MCC, where no one cares about your hair or if your change your underwear.” - Liz Rice

Group shot on the Pacific NW Trail.

Youth Expedition

  • August 19, 2015
  • Posted by Jonathan Presley- Crew Leader

At times the work can dominate everything, and it becomes easy to forget just how ridiculous and hilarious this all is.

Playground maintenace

A week in the life of the Groovy Crew!

  • July 13, 2015
  • Posted by Youth Crew Members from Central Divide

“This week we learned about how asking for help is useful and how for some people it takes a lot of courage to do. Being able to ask for help is a gigantic mental step that is very hard to overcome.”

Join the corps, it’ll change your life

  • December 15, 2014
  • Posted by Jasmin Gervin

MCC—three simple words put into a simple acronym that will change your life forever.

Best MCC experience

  • August 08, 2014
  • Posted by Guest Blogger

Most memorable experience ever. Thank you so much MCC!!

Green Chicken Trail Fairies’ Escapades

  • July 28, 2014
  • Posted by Jasmin Gervin

They call us the Green Chicken Trail Fairies. I wrote this blog to share our adventures with curious folks who love to be outdoors and play under the big sky

When two goofy leaders and a group of Montana youth spend every waking moment with each other….things get weird. This excellent rap performed at graduation and the pictures of our drawing game/crew stand as testament to that.

The Cookie Monsters

  • July 11, 2014
  • Posted by Leena McIntyre-eastern Wildlands

Our Story of how we came to acquire 98 cookies.

An Overly Dramatic View On A Very Violent Thunder Storm

  • July 11, 2014
  • Posted by Holly Howe-eastern Wildlands

A dramatic view of a violent thunder storm.

What do you do when you forget your SYCL’s birthday?! Rely on another MCC Region to save the day.

Go for the Experience

  • June 03, 2014
  • Posted by Sarah Gastler, YCL

Because afterwards all that feeling of exhaustion, discomfort, xyz-you-name-it, dissipates and you’re left with the memory of being in a sweet place doing cool stuff.

Snowy Camp on the LTBT

YCL Trails Training

  • June 03, 2014
  • Posted by Steven Gang

It was crazy to learn that there was such precision when it came to crafting the perfect trail. This allowed me to better appreciate all of the trails I have been on, as well as understand the hard work and thought that goes into each and every foot of trail.

Before Road Obliteration

Russian Olive, Don, Road Obliteration, Don

  • June 03, 2014
  • Posted by Evan Willeford

Our project sponsor was Don Galvin of the BLM, someone who we would grow pretty fond of through the coming weeks.  It’s always great to have a project sponsor who has a healthy arsenal of one liners to lighten the mood when the going gets rough.  The thing about Don, he might be giving directions to the project site or explaining that grizzly scat could be easily be identified by an abundance of bells, whistles, and a strong peppermint odor but his demeanor rarely changed.

YCL Summit

  • May 09, 2014
  • Posted by Hulk

Say your prayers, eat your vitamins and be a REAL AMERICAN.

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