The 2015 Boonslick Spring Camporee was hosted at the Brady Showgrounds on Saturday morning. There were 411 scouts and scouters, from Cooper, Howard, Boone, Randolf, Callaway, Moniteau and Cole Counties. The theme for the event was the Timber Games.

The 2015 Boonslick Spring Camporee was hosted at the Brady Showgrounds on Saturday morning. There were 411 scouts and scouters, from Cooper, Howard, Boone, Randolf, Callaway, Moniteau and Cole Counties. The theme for the event was the Timber Games.
Scouts participated in competitions such as the two-man buck saw, tomahawk throw, bolt toss, pulp toss, tree identification, wood identification, orienteering, log roll, match split and tree diameter estimation.
The Missouri Department of Conversation was involved with the tree identification while the fur bearing division gave demonstrations to the kids on trapping and tanning of hydes. Flint Knappers and the University of Missouri Forestry division's, Hank Stelzer, ran the portable band-saw.
Throughout the whole day scouts went from station to station, competing. Awards were given to the top three patrols of the 30 patrols competing.
One of the games allowed scouts to make a bundle bow, which is 4-6 sticks lashed together to make a bow in a survival situation. The bow is strung and then test-fired into the field with a target. Every scout got to take his bow home. Scouts used their knot and lashing skills. By lashing a clove hitch, timber hitch and round lashings along with a square knot.
Scouts were kept very busy during the three days and camped ou both nights. In the evening hours they played Frisbee and football.
Boonville Troup 67 hosted the event, which was the second time in four years.
"Troup 67 has 27 scouts members and seven adult leaders who worked very hard in putting this event on. Joe Alley was the program chair who organized all of the games and demonstrations," Troup 67 Scout Master and event chair Clark Williamson said.
Several demonstrations were put on by the Missouri Department of Conversation and individuals throughout the state. Newt McGuire, owner of Cut Above Lawn Services, gave chainsaw demonstrations to the scouts. He gave the boys carvings of chainsaw art.
Many good things were said about the event.
Area businesses and organizations helped support the event including, Brady Showgrounds (Dennis Ficken), Browning Hardware, Chris Rapp Barbecue, Missouri National Guard, Advanced Disposal, Snapps Hardware, C&R Market, Sara Lee Bread, Cooper County Fire District, Cooper County EMA and Newt McGuire.