A total of 12 Marion Troop 32 Boy Scouts made it through a six-day survival camp at Camp Cachalot in Carver.
Many scouts, who had never been away from their parents for more than a day, took the week-long Cachalot adventure head-on, with competitions in rifle shooting, archery, fishing, swim and survival tests and more.
The Boy Scouts, ranging in age from 11-15, never complained, even while living among the trees during last weeks major rain and windstorm. The Camp Cachalot week would not have been possible for the Boy Scouts if not for Troop Assistant Scoutmaster Bob Nakashian, who took time out of his own busy life to guide the Boy Scouts through the entire week.
Troop 32 took all three awards in the “Top Gun” Rifleman award. Zachary “BA” Pateakos took 1st place in the 22 rifle shooting competition, Matt Hlady took 2nd place and David “Mason” Sheldon secured 3rd place.
Congratulations also to Dylan Villa for completing the mile swim, a rare accomplishment.
“Thank you to Mr. Bob Nakashian for attending Camp Cachalot for a week-his second season doing that with the Boy Scout Troop. Excellent job and we are all indebted to you,” said Troop 32 Scout Leader Doug Breault. “And finally, congratulations to all the boy scouts who made it through the entire week. It sounds like you all had a blast. That is quite an accomplishment for all involved. We are all proud of you.”
For more information on joining Marion Scouts, go to www.marionscouts.com.