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Win the Wilderness or attend Lost Lake Scout Camp? (AK)

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A new BBC reality show, Win the Wilderness- Alaska is now on Netflix. Six British couples compete, like the Great Race, for ownership of a cabin and property in Alaska near Lost Lake. Most of the filming was at Lost Lake Scout Camp and Northern Lights High Adventure Base with the assistance of Midnight Sun Council  Development Director CJ Stewart, who is at left , bearded , green hat shown here in Episode 1 teaching bear safety (in video at BBC website).  The difference between a Grizzly Bear and a Black Bear, a black bear coming at you...

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https://midnightsunbsa.org/89-district-programs.html?start=5

https://alaskahighadventure.com/

Link below has clips from show:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p080w8dl

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000dt9g

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Mrs Q and I binge watched it last weekend. Cute show.

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I watched the first episode and enjoyed it, but I did not see or hear any mention of Boy Scouts. Maybe it was in the credits?

Interesting fact ,  the original owner Duane Ose had been a SM in Minnesota before moving to Alaska.

In July, 1985, Duane and his son Dan hiked the Lake Munchimina area to stake their claim. Duane would be the  very last person to secure a homestead under the Federal Homestead Act of 1862.

“One day the temp reached 100 degrees; we were scaling a hill and had run out of water.  I told Dan to stay in the tent while I walked down the hill looking for water.  But no water, so what was I going to tell my son?  I sat down to think of how I was going to explain this ‘forced march’ without water, and no breakfast.  What I sat down on looked like a big sofa, but it was a moss-covered, sponge-like mound.  My pants got wet sitting there.  I reached down an arm’s length into that moss sponge and came up with a handful of wet, whitish looking moss.  I squeeze and moisture dripped.  So that day we filled both our canteens with mossy water.  We purified that stuff so it was safe for drinking.  But that was our solution for that rather perilous experience.”

After 16 days of strenuous hiking Duane and Dan reached the spot Duane had identified on his map as his claim site. “For a long moment I stood looking.  A tingling came rushing over me.  Dan was looking out over this vast wonderful view.  He said, ‘Just like a picture, Dad.’  “Yup, this is where the front window will be with a deck.  Drive that claim stake in.  This is it,” related Duane.

https://www.srperspective.com/2014/02/staking-his-claim/

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