The Arctic “Spring” Challenge

There’s not much Troop 12 does that gets cancelled due to weather, but the January Arctic Challenge had to be rescheduled to March due to flooding at Camp Glen Gray. Sure enough we were met with cold rainy weather anyway. But that didn’t stop us. Our scouts are resilient, persistent, and cheerful. Those qualities and some excellent leadership and planning led our two teams to victory. The boys’ team “Arya’s Shirt” won third place in the senior division! The girls team “Salamanders” won second place in the standard division!

Fire building, first aid, hatchet throwing, orienteering, knots and lashings, memory game, model campsite, ice rescue, and teamwork. There is always room for improvement, but our scouts demonstrated enough skill in these areas to do very well at this competition against twelve other teams. But mostly it was about challenging themselves to work together and do their best.