Scouts to aid Atchafalaya Basin

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Evangeline Area Council of the Boy Scouts will leave their mark on the Atchafalaya Basin this year by planting cypress tree as part of a yearlong celebration of scouting's 100th anniversary.

Eight hundred scouts are to gather in the Basin on Feb. 20 to create what will be called the Centennial Forest.

Scouts in the eight-parish Evangeline Area Council are starting their centennial celebration by planting 3,000 to 4,000 cypress trees on nearly 300 acres of state land near the visitor's center off Interstate 10 at Butte LaRose.

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