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Boy Scouts Competed Against Each Other in Beargrease Derby

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: March 03, 2018 10:42 PM

DULUTH - The Boy Scouts Beargrease Derby kicked off on Saturday at the University of Minnesota Cloquet Forestry Center.

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Boy Scouts  were out on a three mile loop. They used homemade musher sleds and each team was in groups of eight. One person in the group was a musher while the others were the ones pulling the sled. The team had to complete 10 different skill tasks and also prepare a lunch over a campfire.

Scott Tollefson, the chair of the Boy Scouts Beargrease Derby, said the derby is one of the primary events during winter.

"Challenging the boys, this setting sets it up so that we can challenge them in a scenario where you might not normally be able to do so in a troop," Tollefson said.

Over 120 Boy Scouts participated in 15 different teams. The Beargrease Derby puts problem solving and survival skills to the test. The derby ended with a bonding dinner and an award ceremony. The participants also get a special Beargrease Derby badge that no one else in the nation gets.

 

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Alejandra Palacios

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