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Scouting is alive and well

Posted: May 8, 2012 - 8:31am

The Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts are alive and well on the Peninsula.

April 21st, the Tustumena District Pinewood Derby was held at Sterling Elementary. A total of 60 cars were raced over the course of the day. Some of the more creative car designs included: a hotdog, a Hershey bar, and a slice of pizza. Cars were brought in from Packs as far as Kodiak and were raced by boys from local packs acting as proxies for the boys that could not make the trip to Sterling. We would like to thank Pack 555 for bringing their track all the way from Homer and hosting the event.

We also had the Tustumena Boulder Bash at the Alaska Rock Gym in Anchorage. Boys from the peninsula worked on their rock climbing merit badge and stayed the night in the rock gym. Seventeen boys completed the merit badge. Troop 1616 from Soldotna did a wonderful job hosting the event.

The next big event is our Spring Camporee which will be held May 31st through June 2nd. Boy Scouts from all over the district will come together for a campout at Spirit Lake. The main activity will be sea kayak safety instruction. There will also be several skill competitions such as dutch oven cooking and fire starting.

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