On the weekend of January 13 – 15, 2006, the scouts of Troop 422 camped at the Trail of Tears District Winter Camporee at Camp Tubb. As patrols, they competed in challenges involving firestarting, lashing, first aid, signaling, and orienteering, while the troop leaders ran the first aid competition. The scouts took home several ribbons from the Saturday night campfire, including three first place ribbons.
This campout was also unique in the history of the troop in that it was the first campout that anyone can recall where the scouts camped out in snow. It snowed approximately one to two inches on Friday night. Assistant Scoutmaster Terry Zimmerman was quite taken by the icicles that formed on the side of the dining fly overnight. The scouts put the dining fly to good use, relaxing away from the elements during their lunch break. A hot bowl of chili was an excellent choice for the midday meal. By late afternoon on Saturday, most of the snow had melted. In the last photo, Assistant Scoutmaster Steve Parker re-enacted his favorite scene from The Wizard of Oz.