Troop 60 Competes in the Annual Iditarod Race

By Kevin Shannahan


Natchitoches’ Boy Scout Troop 60, sponsored by the First United Methodist Church, competed this weekend at Norwela Council’s annual Iditarod race. The young men were part of 180 Scouts, Venturers and Cub Scouts from 14 units throughout Northern Louisiana and East Texas.

The Iditarod has been a long standing tradition of Norwela Council, having been held for over 15 years.Teams of Scouts tow a sled loaded with a variety of items on it. They go through a series of stations that test different Scout skills and are given clues needed to figure out the next step. The race rewards problem solving, working together and Scout knowledge as much as speed.

Troop 60 meets every Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Natchitoches. All young men between the ages of 11-17 are welcome to join.