On the weekend of March 19th Boy Scouts from all over the region, including Troop 140 from Conshohocken, converged in Pennsburg to showcase their scout skills in a challenge competition. Groups of boys in teams of four to eight loaded down a dogsled with essentials and paid homage to the Alaskan Iditarod by racing through a course that challenged their knowledge of survival skills, but more importantly challenged them to work together as a team to overcome each obstacle. The boys pulled the dog sleds to various stations where they were delivered a unique problem to solve, including:
- showcasing first aid skills
- building structures with knots
- cooking their midday meal
- throwing axes
- working on teamwork exercises
- and more
This event is one of many fun events that the boys participate in through the troop throughout the year to help them develop the skills to transition into civic minded young men that can have a positive impact on their community.
If you have a boy aged 11-17 that could benefit from a program like this, Troop 140 would love to meet him. The troop meets every Monday night in the basement of St. Marks Church at 5th and Harry. Feel free to stop on down, or call Scoutmaster Paul Himes at (610) 291-5146 to arrange a tour or to get more information. The troop comprises boys from Conshohocken, Plymouth and Whitemarsh.