22 August 2012
With a name like Camp Cold Feet, you would expect something involving ice and snow. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Boy Scouts from three Fluvanna County troops spent one of their last weekend’s before school participating in a host of water sport activities at Camp Cold Feet 2012.
Now in its fourth year at Lake Monticello, Camp Cold Feet offers an opportunity for Boy Scouts to water ski, wakeboard, canoe, kayak, sail, fish, swim, and just have some fun in the sun.
This year, 37 Scouts participated in the event- coming from Troop 138- sponsored by Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Troop 154 sponsored by Lake Christian Church, and Troop 54 sponsored by Lyle’s Baptist Church. This year’s newest event was a Cardboard Canoe Race. Each patrol had two hours for make a canoe out of cardboard and duct tape large enough to hold one Scout. While only one out of the six canoes crossed the finish line above water, the race was a big success.
“This event allows boy Scouts from different units in Fluvanna County to get together for fun and fellowship” stated Rob Wade – the Scoutmaster from Troop 138. We want to work together to promote scouting in Fluvanna County. The number of participants continues to increase every year, in part due to our collaborative efforts.
This was the first year for Troop 54 to attend and they brought their entire troop. For many Scouts, this is their first opportunity to participate in activities like waterskiing, wakeboarding, or sailing. For more information on Scouting, go to Beascout.org.