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Julie Wuebker's picture

Youth Shoot

The scouts had a great time at the Youth Shoot held at Dillon Sportsman Center. They had the opportunity to participate in a half-day safety course (if they hadn't already attended), earn many of the requirements for the Shotgun, Rifle, and Archery merit badges, and shoot skeet, trap, rifles, and if over 14, pistols. Each area had multiple instructors and coaches that worked with the scouts to improve their attention to safety, skill, and technique.  This instruction and coaching helped them to not only advance but to earn NRA rockers to further demonstrate their learned skills.

Each scout that attended, advanced their merit badges and/or earned rockers.  That's a great accomplishment!  They also had the honor of serving as color guard for the event. Reid even had the opportunity to participate in the Cowboy shoot and won best overall.  Our scouts really shined at this event.

Julie Wuebker's picture

Temperature for Dutch Ovens

At our planning meeting for the cook-off, I got lots of questions about how to heat a dutch oven to 350 degrees?  This is a great question!  The answer can vary based on these conditions:

  • Air Temperature - is it cold or hot outside?
  • Size of the dutch oven - 12 inch? 10 inch? Deep or shallow?

This website has a chart with information on how many coals are needed:

Marcus Wuebker's picture

Service at Field of Heros

It’s that time of year again when there are several opportunities to serve in your community. With that said, we are looking for Scouts who would like to assist with the 12th Annual Field of Heroes Flag Retirement Ceremony. In this ceremony, we will cut the stars and stripes apart of a large flag while a script is read and honor Old Glory by laying her on the fire one piece at a time. Your scout will help to hold this flag and will work with another scout partner to safely retire the rest.