Every year in January our Scout district has it's annual "Klondike Derby". The troops have sleds and all the kiddos go to different "stations" to do challenges that are made up of the scout skills they, hopefully, remember! Sometimes the weather is the biggest challenge for them! When there's no snow, pushing a Klondike sled can be difficult. This year there is plenty of snow, but also plenty of cold. With a high of 24de. the boys and leaders had their work cut out for them.
I snapped this pic of Jack early on Saturday morning just before he headed out. He wanted to make sure the camera was working. We have a bit of a joke about "his" camera....probably because "his" camera is the small one I always carry in my purse and he only uses it about twice a year. It is actually his but it never seems to work right when he uses it. But he did pretty good this time!
Here's our troop's sled and supplies.
Being properly dressed like this young man is a BIG must...no frostbite please!
All the troops lined up and ready to MUSH and compete!
Ummm..I'm not sure that's how it's suppose to be done boys! This part of the competition wasn't their strongest showing!
Lunch of Chili and fixins' was welcomed after all the outdoor running, competing and goofing off...This is Kyle, the Scoutmaster on Saturday only to be replaced by someone new today. We'll miss you Kyle!
These are the two 11yr old Scouts that I teach on Wednesday nights. They are the best kiddos and this was their first Klondike and they did a good job.
This blurry pic shows the plaque they got for coming in third in log sawing. Good job boys! I bet there was "log sawing" last night after braving the cold temps and all the outdoor activity!
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