(PRWEB) January 27, 2005
Oakland and Macomb County Scouts from the Southeast Michigan area will be braving the cold and over a foot of fresh snow from last weekends blizzard to compete in the Ojibwa Districts winter event entitled Grizzly Gorge. Its expected that over 500 Boy Scouts will be racing their sleds across the camp to complete Scouting skills testing at 9 stations. Tests include trying to start a fire in the snow to cook an egg, rope lashing, compass work and to exhibit winter survival skills. Like the Alaskan tradition of the Iditarod, boys will the power behind the traditional Klondike sleds.
Some of the older Boy Scouts troops are expected to further test their skills in the winter elements. By completing a full 24 hour period outside a Scout can earn the highly valued Polar Bear Camper award. Boy Scout troops will be building winter shelters and trying their hand at cooking in the freezing temperatures.
Events currently planned are:
Snow Snake Competition
Klondike Sled Race
Snow Shoe Bowling
And a few surprises
More information can be found about the Grizzly Gorge at the web site:
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- How To Fight The Winter Blues With Sledding
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