Waupaca Boy Scouts spent a weekend in May at the Maywood Wilderness in Waushara County.
This year’s Spring Camporee had a Survivor-based theme, based on the popular TV show. There were 175 youth and 62 adults at camp.
The boys they were organized into tribe, competing in games and challenges. They had to make flags and were given Buffs to wear. Some of the games included fire building, outdoor shelter building, obstacle course, trivia game, puzzle game. Rob Karski, an adult volunteer with Troop 643 in Waupaca, said, “They learned a lot about working as a team and leadership skills as they went through the day.”
The boys camped from Friday night to Sunday morning and had to prepare their meals. Saturday night was tribal council at the fire bowl. There were three tribes that made it into the tribal council for a final challenge. This challenge brought it down to the final two tribes and they had to tell the audience why they should be sole survivor.
The adult leaders provided skits and songs for the campfire.
“It was good weekend with the troop and they had a lot of fun,” Karski said.
For more information about Boy Scouts, contact Karski at 920-244-7409.