Jim Spencer is credited with the concept of establishing a volunteer program for the Boy Scouts and other groups as far back as 1972.  He was very active with the mountains and the Forest Service.  Here he is seen with Mike McIntyre, the Forest Archeologist.  Unfortunately, Jim became afflicted Alzheimer's Disease and finally died this year, 2005.  See tribute page


Brian Marcroft with Jim Spencer on the first day they went to Echo Mountain to work and talk about starting a volunteer group (1992)



Brian and Jim Spencer with Paul Ayers, another
                                           co-contributor to the new group,  1992     


Brian in 2002