Sunday, January 27, 2013

Mush!


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! 










16 comments:

Stacy Crawford said...

I know Kyle was log sawing last night. 10 hours of cold weather wiped him out.

Julia said...

It must be a lot of fun for those kids to participate in the Klondike Derby. Kids are a lot tougher than old people like me. IO bet they all slept well after all the hard work.

Have a great week.
Hugs,
JB

Sweet Tea said...

Kudos to all for "braving the elements" - they all deserve a trophy! Great photos!

Nonnie said...

Yes, and the leaders also deserve an award for getting out there with those boys. Brrrrrr. Spending time sledding in 24 de sounds fun, but not sure about log sawing, although I guess that hard work would help you stay warm. Are you their teacher on Wednesday nights at church? Or are you helping out in scouts?

Rick Watson said...

That looks like a fun event. I bet they all slept well that night.

B. WHITTINGTON said...

Such a commitment from you and Jack to do this for the community kids.
I know our girls were in scouts and the grandchildren have been and it takes dedicated parents and leaders to pull off the great events that the kids get to experience. SO thank from this grandmother.
Blessings. Thanks for the cute photos.

Cheltz said...

Klondike Derby sounds fun! My husbands only been cub master for a few months, and I've never been in scouts, so I don't know much about it yet. Are your boys still cub scouts? Or are they older?

Cindy said...

How fun and lucky for those boys to have you support them with scouting and all the activities!!

Rebecca Jerdee said...

Wow, this is an awesome feat for the kids...sorta like marathons in the summer?

Scriptor Senex said...

Great fun. Those two 11 year olds look as if they could be a handful on a Wednesday night if they set their minds to it!

Sue said...

What a neat activity!

=)

acorn hollow said...

what great fun for those boys.
brrr so cold though
Cathy

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Looks like a lot of very cold fun..but fun indeed! *sigh* I miss snow. I get all excited if it rains, for pete's sake!

karen said...

How fun! One of the things on my husband's bucket list was to drive a dogsled, so a few years ago, I found a place in Montana that would actually let people learn to mush a team of dogs. I gave it to him for Christmas and he had a great experience. This activity could just be whetting some boy's appetite for the real thing!

Christina said...

Good job guys! So how long has Jack been involved with scouts?

Hilary said...

Now that looks like a snowload of fun!