Sierra Construction made another annual appearance at the Go To Camp Boy Scout Fundraiser on September 19th at Camp Pigott near Monroe, sponsored in part by our client John Teutsh. This fundraising event supports at risk youth who would not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy the adventures of Scouting. This year, Sierra Construction was able to send two teams to represent at the fundraising event. Sierra Team 1 was comprised of Matt Enany, Sarah Wentz, Sam McVey and Josh Boettner. Team 2 was there to represent Sierra Construction's Team Wulf, and included Justin Kirk, Kyle Eldred, Quinn Endresen and Matt Clark.
This year was a very large turnout with 16 teams participating in the competition. To get the morning started, we began with the climbing wall where we had the choice to climb a few different routes varying in difficulty and repel down from the tower for some extra points. We then made our way to the Shotgun and Tomahawk station where we had 10 axe throws per team member and attempted to shoot 15 Clay Pigeons. Team Wulf managed to place very high in the shooting event with Quinn only missing 2 or 3 of his clays. Team Wulf took 1st place out of 16 in the shotguns with 41 out of 60 shots total! The third event of the day was a Kayak Race where 3 team members were to row Kayaks blindfolded out and around a floating island and back to shore, while the 4th teammate was on a paddle board with no blindfold, directing their teammates where to go. Luckily, we were able to complete the event without anyone taking a spill into the lake! Sierra Team 1 and 2 then took on the high ropes course. In order to get the maximum points for the team and the competitive nature of the two groups, team members were able to put their fear of heights on hold for the event! The next event was the archery range, where Sierra Team 1 and Team 2 were neck and neck throughout, with Sierra Team 2 taking it by a couple points! At the Rifle Range, both teams competed very well as we took 5 shots at 4 different targets with a .22 Cal Rifle, each team member submitting their highest scoring target for a team total.
We finished the day learning a few different knots, and using them to build a small structure. Although neither team was able to bring home one of the Go to Camp Top 3 Medals, Sierras' Team Wulf was very close! All in all, team members had a great day at Camp Pigott and look forward to next year!
(Thank you to Josh Boettner for summing up the day for readers - see some activity photo's below. If you are interested in participating in next years event, contact Sarah Wentz.)