Eleven local Boy Scouts from Troops 511 and 17 returned July 21 from a week of summer camp at Camp Mitigwa near Luther.
Attending camp from Troop 17 were Luke Bergeson and Brian Borkowski. Troop 511 members were Aaron Campbell, Christian Campbell, Preston Erickson, Connor Erickson, Carsen Johnson, Cody Kuebler, Cameron Mitchell, Jason McVicker and Blake Nelson.
Camp events included campfire programs, flag ceremonies, swimming, fishing, kayaking, shotgun and rifle shooting, climbing tower, astronomy, horsemanship, and many other activities. The weather was hot, but the boys handled it well.
In the group picture are front row, Cody Kuebler; second row — Carsen Johnson, Aaron Campbell, Preston Erickson; third row — Brian Borkowski, Blake Nelson, Christian Campbell, Connor Erickson; Back Row — Cameron Mitchell, Jason McVicker, Luke Bergeson.
Order of the Arrow inductees — Jason McVicker, Blake Nelson, Christian Campbell.
Tomahawk throwing — Preston Erickson, Connor Erickson, Luke Bergeson, Jason McVicker, Cameron Mitchell, Blake Nelson.
Scoutmaster Shawn Campbell on rope, scout Aaron Campbell repelling off of the repelling tower.
Camp craft — Aaron Campbell, Preston Erickson, Cody Kuebler
Parents' Night was held on July 19 at camp, when parents are encouraged to visit camp for dinner and events. The evening included a pizza dinner at camp, camp-wide program, and the Order of the Arrow call-out ceremony.
Three scouts elected from the group were called out, passed their OA Ordeal, and are now OA members - Christian Campbell, Jason McVicker and Blake Nelson. Order of the Arrow is Boy Scouts of America's national honor society.