Scouts attend Klondike Derby
On January 22, Troop 638 and 2nd year Webelos participated in a Klondike Derby at Winchester Lake.
Troop boys helped teach the Webelos skills that would start to be using as they will cross over sometime after school gets out.
Throughout the day at the Klondike the boys pulled their sled they made last year to different locations. The first station was the initial inspection of the sled, making sure they had the proper gear. Next was a sled race that was timed. Every boy on the team had to cross the finish line in order to get a qualifying time. Teamwork was essential for all the events of the day.
Next was archery. They took shots at a cougar (Terrible Tom) and a javelina pig. They then loaded the pig and pulled their sled up a hill to build a fire and cook part of the animal.
Next was ice rescue. This might sound easy throwing a rope out to somebody on the ice, but it is not. It is important to get help right away. The person’s health starts to go down very fast being in the cold water. A good rope that is coiled up properly with something on the end to throw to the victim. Be patient to let the person get a good hold of the rope before pulling them out. Once out of the cold water, try to get them warmed up until help arrives.
Other events for the day were knot tying, compass course and 1st aid.
The Trail Rangers throughout the day gave the boys opportunity to learn and better their skills that they will take with them for a lifetime. Not only was this a day of learning, it was a day full of sunshine and fun. Troop 638 came in 4th place out of 21 teams. They earned a ribbon for their patrol flag, Klondike bade, and two items to add to their camping gear. The boys also attended a flag retirement of the US Flag and State Flag.
We would like to thank Jim Roll and crew of Troop 555 of Grangeville for putting on this great learning experience. We are looking forward to next year.

The Scouts are shown with their sled. Back from left are Drew Cochran, Seth Chaffee and Dakota Wilson. Front from left are Hunter Chaffee, Jared Coppernoll, Anthony Karel and Carson Schmidt. Photo by Shari Chaffee.

The Scouts pull their sled through the snow at the Klondike Derby at Winchester Lake State Park. Photo by Shari Chaffee.

Girl Scouts attend cookie rally
Some of the girls from Cottonwood’s Girl Scout Troop attended the Cookie Rally on Saturday, Jan. 29th in Pullman.
The three hour event involved the girls going to 8 different activities and learning about the cookies they will be selling. They had a chance to meet girls from different areas, see Girl Scout uniforms from the past, do lots of craft projects and taste all the different cookies. According to the Service Unit leader in charge of the event there were over 40 adult volunteers in attendance and more than twice that amount of girls.
This is the first time most of our girls will have sold cookies but they are all excited to get started. They will be doing their pre-orders for cookies starting this Friday, Feb. 4. We also plan to have a booth sale or two toward the end of March or first of April, so be on the lookout for that.

Members of Girl Scout Troop 3785 that attended the Cookie Rally in Pullman are shown. Back from left are Ciara Chaffee and Martina Everson. Front from left are Leann Lightfield and Anna Everson. Photo by Shari Chaffee.

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