Tom Scully was awarded Keystone Trails Association's highest award on October 15. The prestigious Citation Award for Lifetime Achievement was announced at KTA's Annual Meeting, held at Whitehall Camp and Conference Center in Emlenton, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
Katherine Barker, a member of KTA's Board of Directors honored Tom with this statement: “Tom earned this highest award as someone who has already contributed what seems like several lifetimes’ worth of service to PA’s trails. When it comes to trails, Tom can provide what is needed from start to finish. Tom can propose a new trail, like those in the Ibberson Conservation Area. He can propose a relocation, taking an existing trail through a more scenic area, past a better view, off a road as he has with parts of the Appalachian Trail (AT), the Darlington Trail, and the Standing Stone Trail. Then he helps build and maintain the trail with over 21 years of experience in trail maintenance. Once the trail exists he draws up the map, like Keystone Trails Association’s AT maps; helps to write the guidebook; monitors the boundary; design, build or landscape as he has with 2 AT parking lots.”
Tom serves as a Board member and Secretary of CVATC, and also personally maintains a portion of our section. Tom is also active in Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club and the Standing Stone Trail Club, among others.
For more information on the hiking awards and other programs sponsored by the Keystone Trails Association, visit the website at www.kta-hike.org.