Scouts climb Job’s Peak
On Sunday, Sept. 7, around 9 a.m., the Webelos Cub Scouts of Pack 409 and the Boy Scouts of Troop 495 ventured together and challenged their way up to the top of Job’s Peak. These Scouts ranged in age from 8 to 12 years old.
Pack 409 Webelos Scouts included Jeff Lambin, Adam Wennhold, Brian Williams, Derek Ralph, Marcus Wittig, Jeremy Henningson, Kyle Altemara, Daniel Henry, Brian Agresti, Brandon Wise and Andrew Aschenbrener.
Adult leaders and companions were David Lambin, Connie and George Wennhold, Sonia Williams, Jim Ralph, Gary Wittig, Joe Oden, Dave Agresti, Bruce Wise, Diana Altemara and Cub Master Mike Henningson. Siblings were Brownie Girl Scout Rachael Lambin and Junior Girl Scout Sara Altemara.
Boy Scout Troop 495 included Matt Allen, Abram Barnett, Chris and Mike Boyd, Ben Broche, Ben Dykes, David Mills, Joel Shedd, Joe Spencer, Noah Sundberg and Devon Van Alyne. Adult leaders and companions were Roger Van Alyne, Herb Shedd, Valdis Boyd and Ron Mills.
The climb took approximately four hours and was on very rough terrain. Once at the top of Job’s Peak, the Scouts could see for miles and miles. It was high up, but not so high that they couldn’t see sections of Minden and Gardnerville. After having a quick snack for the long and difficult climb down (which was harder than going up), the boys and their adult companions left a letter that was signed by all, inside the mailbox that is on top of the mountain that contains letters from all of the people who have challenged this grand climb.
“It was neat to read some of the letters that people left dating back from the 1900s,” commented Jeff Lambin and Adam Wennhold.
For Webelos leader Connie Wennhold, it was a great way to spend her birthday; for Rachael and Sara, it was a fun way to be with their brothers and their Scout friends; and for the rest, it was an accomplishment that everyone will remember for a very long time, said leader Debbie Lambin.