Troop 147 competed once again in the Lucky Baldwin Camporee, held at Firestone Scout Reservation in Brea. Patrols trained for this annual skills event for several weeks at troop meetings and a skills practice day. Boys were tested on first aid, firebuilding, orienteering, knots & lashings, hiking, cooking, citizenship, camping, rifle-shooting, and other outdoor skills. Scouts competed by patrol against other troops from Monrovia and surrounding cities. This year, our adult leaders ran the firebuilding event. Special thanks to the six troop dads who worked so hard to make this a success for everyone. Because 47 patrols completed, this kept us all very busy on a hot and sunny day.
Both the Eagle and combined Mystery/Spicy Taco patrols of Troop 147 earned First Place honors this year (>800 of 1,000 points), only one level below the coveted “Presidential Award”. This was an impressive result for patrols consisting largely of our younger scouts. So, congratulations to all our scouts for a job well done, and to the two Patrol Leaders and their Senior Patrol Leader for his leadership of the troop.