There were 28 patrols that took part in the annual Arrowhead Council Winter Event on Jan. 21. A series of 10 games and activities challenged the young men in the skills they learned in Boy Scouting.
The Forest Patrol of Troop 65 finished in first place. The Forest Patrol was comprised of Josh Grula, Cales Grula, Cole Griacomo, Nathan Maro, Jimmy Spencer, Dan Painley, Mitchell Reider, and Nick Eruay.
In Second place was the Great Horned Owl Patrol of Troop 101, with the Frog Patrol of Troop 65 finishing third.
The Forest Patrol, comprised of Josh Grula, Cales Grula, Cole Griacomo, Nathan Maro, Jimmy Spencer, Dan Painley, Mitchell Reider, and Nick Eruay, finished in first place at the Arrowhead Council’s Winter Event on Jan. 21. The Forest Patrol belongs to Boy Scout Troup 65
Some of the competitive events included Tomahawk-throwing fire Building, knots and a compass course.
The Scouts also had a chance to demonstrate their preparedness in two events titled "Wilderness Preparedness" and "Wilderness Survival". These events tested the Scouts in situations where you might need to build a shelter to spend the night, or rescue someone injured in the outdoors.
At the end of the day, scores from the 10 events were totaled up, and gift card prizes were given to the top three patrols. These prizes will go towards purchasing any equipment he troop may need.
The fun may be over for the 2012 Winter Event, but you can be sure that these young men will be back in the challenge during the snows of 2013!