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Extreme campers and members of Boy Scout Troop 674 earned the Below Zero Hero award by tenting it for an entire night in frigid winter conditions last weekend at Camp Wilderness near Park Rapids. Eighth-graders Devin Hagen (back), Jacob Itzen (left) and Jacob Noll (right) learned a little bit about winter survival during their eight hours in a freezing cold tent.

It was cold but they earned their badge:Boy Scouts endure icy overnight

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The Boy Scout motto is "Always be prepared," and true to their word, some Detroit Lakes boy scouts were just that last weekend.

During the scouts' annual winter camp up at Camp Wilderness (near of Park Rapids) a few boys got a cold, hard lesson on winter survival.


The boys were attempting to earn an award called the Below Zero Hero award, which requires the boys to sleep outside all night in below zero conditions.

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