This week, the study group had to brave a "real feel" temperature of 17º with 20 mph Texas winds for the chance to clash swords with one another. The weather felt so cold that it was joked they had earned a Polar Bear merit badge. The bitter air did, however, encourage the group to engage in less discussion and more action. During free play sparring, members Kenneth and Channing tested out a pair of long spears. A gallery of photos is included below.