Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The annual Boy Scout Klondike Derby for 2013

Last Friday night and Saturday. Boy Scouts from Troop 514 in La Grande went up to an area opposite our local ski area at Anthony Lakes.  They had built snow caves there the previous weekend. On Friday, they arrived in a snow storm in the dark, set up their gear in the snow caves in storm, ate dinner in a storm, slept thought the night in a storm, ate breakfast in a storm, competed in a heavy snow storm, and packed up in storm.

They did all of this without complaining or shirking any responsibility.  They cooperated and worked together to not merely survive, but to overcome. And these boys varied in age from fifth grade to eighth grade, so you can see the quality of the efforts.  The pictures show a few of their activities. (As always, you can click on the images to enlarge them, and get the full "flavor" of the event)

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