On the weekend of May 13th, through the 15th, our troop attended and actively participated in the Great Alaska Council’s Spring Camporee. We had 18 Scouts and 5 Adults attend this campout. We spent most of our time outside competing in various Lumberjack events, so it was great that the weather was bright, sunny and warm the entire weekend.
We arrived on Friday evening where we set-up our campsite, had snacks and met campers from the 10 other Alaska Troops. On Saturday, we woke early, had a pancake breakfast, sang songs, and participated in a costume contest. After lunch we competed in the Lumberjack events, followed by a Cast Iron Chef cooking competition that some of the troops and patrols competed in. Participants in the Cast Iron Chef competition made Lasagna in a Dutch Oven.
Our troop won 3 of the 13 events we competed in. Our troop won awards in the Nail Driving competition, Caber Toss, and Log Leapfrog. Sam Strickland was awarded the Lumberjack award. When we weren’t competing in the events, scouts from our troop worked on our accuracy and skills in throwing knives and axes. We learned that Troop 219 worked great as a team in the Nail Driving competition.
Overall, we had great weather, good food, and proved that we work well in team competitions. The 2016 Spring Camporee was a great success.