Scouts at Camporee
Boy Scout Troop 638 members from Cottonwood participated in a Camporee at Tolo Lake recently. Following are write-ups from each of the three Cottonwood Boy Scouts who participated:
Thank you Troop 668 from Grangeville. At the Tolo Lake Camporee I learned how to use flint and steel. Another thing I learned is how to make an egg in an orange. The last thing I learned is how to make chocolate cake in a Dutch oven.
I would like to thank Troop 668 from Grangeville. They instructed us how to cook Dutch oven and we made a dessert and won first prize and troop 668 gave us a Dutch oven for helping make the desserts and we got a first prize ribbon. They also gave a presentation on the animals found in the lake when they drained it. The second day they had activities like fishing. We all had to do a service project and move gravel to level out all the paths. Thank you for giving us a great time and I personally want to thank Don Owen and Blaine Simmons for leading us through the weekend and for the great time.
Sincerely, Seth D. Chaffee
I would like to thank Grangeville Boy Scout Troop 668 for allowing us to be part of their troop at the Tolo Lake Campout. They provided food and leadership for us. They also taught us how to cook with a Dutch oven and showed us how to make many other campfire meals. While I was there, I also learned about the history of Tolo Lake. I really appreciate Troop 668 for making the campout great!
The Lewis & Clark Trail Tolo Lake Camporee took place Oct. 24 & 25 with the Cottonwood
Boy Scouts joining with Grangeville. From left are Colton Williams, Xavier Barilla,
Dakota Alder, Austin Olsen, Seth Chaffee, Drew Cochran, Dakota Wilson,
Harrison Lutz, Derek Brown, Dillon VonBargen and Kade Perrin.