Across the National Trails System, community outreach to young adults and youth has become a major theme. The participation of Youth Scholarship Recipients at the 12th Conference on National Scenic and Historic Trails was only one in a long string of efforts to support and encourage youth participation and appreciation of the national trails.
Agencies and private organizations alike are placing young adult and youth involvement towards the top of their priorities. Consequently, there has become an increased need for a centralized body of young trails enthusiasts to provide input and ideas for the development and promotion of programs and approaches to youth outreach.
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