Boy Scout Troop 497 has had a successful start to 2013. The new year brought the Boy Scout Biathlon in Eagle on Jan. 26 (lower left). The boys (front to back) are Scouts Nate Stumpf, Patrick DaCosta, Scotty DaCosta, Aaron Good and Cole Stumpf. Also participating was Lucas Vader. Later on, they were recognized at a church service at The Father’s House in celebration of Scout Sunday (pictured at bottom). From left to right, are Scotty DaCosta, Aaron Good, Patrick DaCosta, Isaac Vader, Lucas Vader, Christian DaCosta, Zachary Good and Scout leader Rick Schaefer. Then, on Feb. 23, Troop 497 participated in the Grand Mesa Klondike Derby (top). They did fairly well, winning five awards. Scouts, from left to right, are Patrick DaCosta, Aaron Good, Isaac Vader, Cole Stumpf and Zachary Good. Also participating were Christian DaCosta, Lucas Vader, Scotty DaCosta and Nate Stumpf.