Boy Scout Troop 9 of Clearfield recently traveled to near Smethport for the 48th annual Calumet International Camporee held at Elk Lick Scout Reserve with more than 500 scouts and leaders attending.
The Troop entered four patrols in the competition that was comprised of 12 stations in which scouts had to use teamwork, scout skills and problem solving. In addition, there were six individual events in which scouts had to use their own skills to compete.
Troop 9 came away with three first placewinners, six second placewinners and three third placewinners in the patrol competition. In the individual events, the scouts earned three first placewinners and had one second placewinner.
They also had an Iron Scout Competition with four stations, including swimming, canoeing, running and biking with two first placewinners, Alec Freeman in the youth division and Ryan Sayers in the adult division. There was also a Dutch oven contest in which Mike Mayersky placed first in the desert division out of the 11 deserts entered.
Troop 9 came in second in the campsite inspection and was also awarded the 2013 Calumet International Camporee Overall Unit Champions.
Pictured, in the front from left, are Logan Clancy, David Lansberry, Cole Smay, Max Forcey, Kenny Starr, Jude Pallo, Dominic Kovach, Harrison Starr and Jeremiah Vezza. In the second row, from left, are John Mayersky, Ryan Sayers, Porter Kling, Dayton Kelly, Dawson Lynch, Pratan Steiner, Caleb Eisenhauer, Richie Shaffer, Noah Johnson, Jake Ryan, Jamie Lynch and Chris Shaffer.
In the third row from left are John McKenzie, Matt McKenzie, Nathan Brubaker, Ethan Wooster, David McKenzie, Aaron Aycock, Alec Freeman, Josh Aycock and Pat Barnes. In the fourth row from left are Ricky Lansberry, Mike McKenzie and Billy White. Missing from picture were Mike Mayersky and Mike Clark.
Troop 9 is chartered by the Knights of Columbus # 409 of Clearfield.