Scouts attend Iron Man Quintathalon


PONCHA SPRINGS — The High Mountain District of the Rocky Mountain Council of Boy Scouts held an Iron Man Quintathalon on Saturday, May 6, at the High Mountain Adventure Base near Poncha Springs. 

The Scouts arrived Friday afternoon and set up their camps, and then were treated to a Cracker Barrel gathering at the camp lodge. Saturday morning saw them preparing their own breakfast, performing a flag ceremony, and then learned how to use a GPS, thanks to volunteer Jeff Hansen of Buena Vista. After lunch the boys used their newly acquired skills to find their way to four different stations where they competed in knot tying, a chariot race, a hot isotope relay, and a mystery game. After dinner the boys completed the last leg of the quintathalon, a tug of war contest! Each troop sent two patrols to the competition. 

Results are:

Tug of War, Troop 307

Honor Patrol, Troop 67, Eagles patrol

Mystery Event, Troop 307, Flaming Dragons Patrol

Know Relay, Troop 67, Eagles Patrol

Hot Isotope Relay, Trop 67, Eagles Patrol

Chariot Race, Troop 307, Outdoorsman Patrol

Overall Winner and taking home the trophy-- Flaming Dragons of Troop 307!

On Saturday night the boys held a campfire, where songs were sung and skits were performed. On Sunday morning an Inter faith service was held, and the boys returned home.   

Special thanks to Camp Ranger Steve Best for arranging the Camporee and to Wayne Urbine and Dave Johnson for preparing the “Cracker Barrel” for Friday night, and for acting as judges for the competitions. 

Caption: Scouts participate in the last leg of the Iron Man Quintathalon a tug of war contest, which was won by Troop 307.

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