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Klondike 2015

posted Mar 2, 2015, 4:46 PM by Ally Smith   [ updated Jul 10, 2016, 5:04 PM by Peter Pitarresi ]

The Klondike this year was excellent. All the scouts from the troop were able to participate with the exception of three. We all met at Quail Hill scout camp at 6:30 am to pack out our sleds.  Check in was at 8:00 am with our 4 sleds hitting the course at around 9:00 am.  During the Klondike the temperature was between 28-35 degrees.  There was a good amount of snow pack, with an ice layer on top, throughout the course.  The icy conditions made sled movement easy but scout footing difficult.  There were 31 sled teams competing from all over the district. Our Dragon team sled, led by Lake Green placed 19th. The Eagles sled, led by Thomas Pitarresi placed 11th. The Scorpions sled, led by Chris Karn placed 6th and in 2nd place were our Flaming Bunnies, led by Isaac Harasty.  Our Troop excelled the most at the pioneering and camping stations but struggled at the orienteering station.  We know what we need to focus on next year. Our leaders ran the team building station and seemed to enjoy the day while we competed.  They had their open fire pit complete with Mr. Mlalko's venison chili and Mr. O'Brian's Dutch oven cooking skills. The competition ended at about 3:00 pm or so.  At the end we all had a huge snowball fight against other troops. Overall the Klondike was really fun and Troop 150 left its mark!