Troop 174

Clear Lake Freeze-O-Ree
Feb. 20-22, 2004


The Freeze-O-Ree at Clear Lake was not as cold as the Ice Climbing weekend.  A large fire was made in one fire ring, but we  failed to notice the fire ring next to the Hawk's lean-to.  We discovered that snow-covered fire ring the next morning.

A few fisherman came, we helped them out ice fishing, and they caught about 32 fish, which were released.  There was a hike for the younger scouts.  The challenge, after a short hike across the lake, was to build a fire with only 5 matches.  Unfortunately, it was so very windy that it took 25 matches for the older scouts to light the fire.

There was a snowball fight, which had almost even teams when it began at night.  One snowball fighting "tribe" is shown with their charcoal covered faces, which was their clan symbol.  The Scorpion patrol had a very good meal plan.  They had barbecue for supper and cherry cobbler for dessert.  The cherry cobbler was baked in the aluminum foil covered cardboard box shown above.  The hike up and down the trail from the parking area to the campsite was very short and not really tiring.

Thomas L.
Troop Historian

Photos by Thomas L.

Boy Scout Troop 174, Yorktown, NY.