SNOW BASE ADVENTURE
February 14-16, 2014
What a great way to enjoy the ruggedness of winter adventure on President's weekend. Twenty two Scouts and leaders traveled 350 miles into northern Wisconsin to test their skills and their toughness. We divided into two groups, the Huskies and the Spearheads.
Huskies set up a camp with a parachute shelter which they used for meals and as a base. Activities they did included x-country skiing, snowshoeing, broom ball, spud, team building. and orienteering.
Spearheads set up a camp on a lake which included three quinzees (snow shelters) and a parachute shelter. They used the campsite for cooking and sleeping outside overnight in -5 degrees which earned them their Polar Bear and Zero Hero awards. Activities included x-country skiing, snow shelters, team building, and ice fishing.
Everyone went through training for their winter adventure which included: snow shelters, warm clothing, sleep systems, nutrition and hydration, special winter equipment, buddy system, winter safety hazards, first aid, and emergency response.