The Friendly Fifth

Sports and Recreation

How To Play Kubb

  Basic Kubb instructions by Mandt Lodge Sports Directors Jens Arneson and Todd Fossum explain the game of kubb.

Virtual Walk to Norge 2020

Since the Convention in 2020 for Ringsaker, Norway was cancelled, we exercised our way to Norway.  The results for the Virtual Walk to Norway showed it to be a popular activity.  Many members jumped at the chance to participate! Many people committed to a healthier lifestyle through exercise. With restrictions placed on many of us, the challenge provided motivation for many members.  Many participants earned sports medals for their efforts, too. Personal certificates were made for all members no matter the mileage they charted.  The certificates were mailed to each lodge’s president for awarding.  In addition, the power point slide show which was created for this activity is posted in the Photo Gallery. 

A total of 146 District 5 members participated in this activity. Congratulations to all who participated. Enjoy a healthy 2021!
Lodges and those reporting totals that I have are the following:

Polar Star Lodge  Montgomery, IL  walked 13,155 miles
Vennelag Lodge  Mt, Horeb, WI   logged 27,852  miles
Wergeland Lodge  LaCrosse, WI   had 9,981 miles
Mandt Lodge    Stoughton, WI
Norse Valley Lodge    Appleton, WI 
Nordkap Lodge     Farmington Hills, MI  walked 10,817 miles
Valkyrien Lodge   Woodville, WI had  6,526 miles
Grønnvik Lodge    Green Bay, WI logged  4,776 miles
Edvard Grieg Lodge    Cincinnati, OH  walked 5,268 miles
Valhall Lodge    Rockford, IL  logged in  3,575 mi
Askeladden Lodge    Kalamazoo, MI walked  2,813 mi

Sports and Recreation Committee Report

A new Sports Medal named the Sports Hero Pin or Idrettshellt became available in August for a fifth medal after the Enamel Sports Medal in any sports category.  One must earn twice the points or mileage of the Enamel for this new medal.  
Also an Outstanding Achievement Award medal or Hederspris is available after someone has earned three enamel sport medals.  

We can still do the Virtual Pilgrimage online which is on the International Sons of Norway website.   For those who want to continue keeping track of their walking, running or skiing, this route is from Oslo to Trondheim with info of sights along the way.   A very interesting way to learn the history and geography of Norway.  Recognition would be at the lodge level.