Orion Boy Scouts at Tropical Klondike Derby

Mindy Carls
Orion Boy Scout Troop 123 members discuss how to put up a Conestoga hut for a dining area during Tropical Klondike Derby on Saturday, May 8, at Loud Thunder Boy Scout Reservation near Illinois City. In front is Nick Shillington; in a row are Ben Seabloom, Eric Thorndyke, Ian Niemeier and Micah Knox, and in back pulling on a tarp is Braden Slovack
Reviewing outdoor ethics while waiting for a contest judge are, in front from left, Orion Boy Scouts Garrett Nichols, Micah Knox and Eric Thorndyke, and in back, Nick Shillington and Ian Niemeier. They were at Tropical Klondike Derby on Saturday, May 8, at Loud Thunder Boy Scout Reservation near Illinois City
Orion Boy Scout Troop 123 members receive leis at the start of Tropical Klondike Derby on Saturday, May 8, at Loud Thunder Boy Scout Reservation near Illinois City. From left they are Ben Seabloom, Eric Thorndyke, Micah Knox, Garrett Nichols, Braden Slovack and Ian Niemeier. Not pictured is Nick Shillington. Klondike Derby tests outdoor skills during winter. Held for the first time this year, Tropical Klondike Derby checks the knowledge the boys have about warm-weather activities.