Adamstown Boy Scouts race to the finish

By on February 4, 2015

Members of Adamstown Boy Scout Troop 61 won three first-place trophies at this year’s Klondike Derby. The Klondike Derby is an annual event held by the Boy Scouts of America during the winter months and is based on the heritage of the Klondike Gold Rush. The Horseshoe Trail District of the Pennsylvania Dutch Council held this year’s event at Camp Mack on Saturday, Jan. 17.

 Participating Boy Scouts first row, from left, Michael Flucke, Brant Meckley, Colin Hinkley, Ben Hinkley; and second row, from left, Robert Gehman, Michael Butz, Austin Wieder. The large trophy is the traveling trophy for the sled race.


Participating Boy Scouts first row, from left, Michael Flucke, Brant Meckley, Colin Hinkley, Ben Hinkley; and second row, from left, Robert Gehman, Michael Butz, Austin Wieder. The large trophy is the traveling trophy for the sled race.

The derby consisted of 10 stations where patrols or teams of Scouts tested their skills, leadership, and teamwork abilities and earned points towards a total score.

Each patrol transported its gear on a homemade sled pulled by the scouts.

The Roadrunner Patrol from Adamstown won first place in the overall competition (10 events including first aid, knot tying, sled race, archery, and rifle shooting), first place in the mayor’s award (for Scout spirit and teamwork), and first place in the sled race.

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