From left, Scouts Sam Schultz, Jacob Fernandez and Liam Berry stand atop a platform after completing one climb at EVO. Sam Schultz is Star Rank, Jacob is Life Rank, and Liam Berry is Scout Rank. Submitted photo

Noah Schultz, a Scout in Troop 654, keeps a firm grip while finding his next place to put his foot as he climbs.  Submitted photo

Seven Scouts and four leaders from Monmouth Troop 654 climbed to new heights literally as they challenged themselves March 19 at EVO Rock and Fitness’ climbing walls in Portland.

Jonah Schultz is a newer Scout in Troop 654. Submitted photo

Scouts reviewed safety requirements and lessons on climbing basics before donning the climbing harness and heading up one of several walls each with varying degrees of difficulty, according to a news release from Chuck Mahaleris, district chairman for the Kennebec Valley District of Scouting.

EVO staff provided supervision and ensured the event was carried out appropriately.

Noah Berry is a prospective Scout. He is hoping to join Troop 654 when he turns 11 in the fall. Submitted photo




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