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Colusa County Boy Scouts Return from Summer Camp


Published: August 17, 2012 • By: Submissions

Pictured: Jesse Garcia, Spencer Stocks, Bobby Cullen, Tylor Gerrard, Sam Stocks, Daniel Sanchez, Dylan Stephens, Orion Montejano, Alvin Mainville, Anthony Vargas, Nick Azevedo, Erik Wrysinski (Submitted Photo).

Over the summer while many boys are playing video games, sleeping or just being board Troop 5 Boy Scouts of Colusa attended a week long summer camp. This year they traveled to Wente Scout Reservation located in the mountains of Willets. They were one of over 14 Troops making the camp total over 600 Scouts. One of the largest weeks the reservation has had.

They worked on many Merit Badges ranging from Environmental Science, Fish and Wildlife Management, Horseback Riding, Riffle Shooting, Archery, Cinematography, Small Boat Sailing, as well as many others. In total the Scouts earned 51 Merit Badges as well as Jr. Coral Award, Honor Pack and Honor Troop awards. Shooting black powder riffles and axe throwing were also highlights.

At camp scouts also work on many personal skills such as character building, leadership, problem solving, team building, trust as well as living by the Scout Oath and Law.

Troop 5 Colusa meet regularly  starting in September at the Colusa Scout Cabin located at 9th and Parkhill. New members and volunteers are always welcome. Any boy entering the 6th – 12th grade or are between the age of 11 and 17 they are welcome to join. Please contact Alesia or Amy at troop5colusa@hotmail.com ■