Vicente Roberts, left, and Lucas Hubbard look on as troop mates Brady Wirth and Evan Crowley, all of the Troop 62/68 team from Fayette and Midway, guide the lashed-together pole to pick up a bucket in the Long Reach Challenge on Saturday at Knob Noster State Park. Not pictured is Sam Priddy, who guided his fellow Scouts.
Members of the Nelson Boy Scout troop compete in the Valley of the Snakes challenge on Saturday at Knob Noster State Park. The challenge required everyone on the team to have two feet on the stump for a five-count.
The Scouts in Sedalia’s Troop 54 follow the directions for the Valley of the Snakes challenge creatively. Every Scout has two feet on the stump. Troop 54 assistant Scoutmaster Walter Doyal and volunteer judge Mike Richey, of Midway’s Troop 62, are in the background.
Christian Fawkes, kneeling, Scott Roth, left, Sam Howery and Ben Holder, all of the Nelson Boy Scout troop, build a fire to burn a string 18 inches above the ground as part of the skills competition on Saturday at Knob Noster State Park.