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Boy Scouts Camporee

By Drace Mattson


May 30, 2017
Tuesday PM

I got to go on a campout with three Boy Scout troops and it was really fun. We had a smoked pig and cooking challenges. There were lots of fun challenges for us to compete in.

One of the challenges was that we were blindfolded and had someone tell us to go and fill up cups with ocean water and fill a bucket half full. We competed making signals. My team made SOS with sea weed, made a fire, and made noise. Another event was to build a shelter. We used moss and rope to make our shelter. Our patrol was the Pirate Patrol. We won first place.

This was my first spring Camporee as a Boy Scout and I had a lot of fun. The Order of the Arrow helped plan it; thank you to them for a great weekend. Thank you to all the leaders and people who helped make such a great Camporee for all of the Scouts in Ketchikan.

Drace Mattson
Ketchikan, Alaska


Received May 29, 2017 - Published May 30, 2017



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