Klondike Derby

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1.0 Overview

The Klondike Derby is an annual event sponsored by the Order of the Arrow and involving troops from throughout the district. The idea is that each patrol pulls a sled bearing all their equipment along a course that leads from station to station. At each station the patrol is asked to demonstrate a particular Scout skill or meet some challenge involving a Scout skill. The patrol is scored at each station and at the end of the day the highest score wins the competition. The event is being held at the Cornish Fairgrounds.

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

We will meet at the Rec Center at 7:15, assemble gear, pack the cars, and aim for a departure of 7:15 so that we can arrive in Cornish by 8:15. At the fairgrounds we will check in and then follow the instructions for the event. The patrol will proceed from station to station as assigned and eat lunch wherever they are at noon. Lunch will be a hot meal prepared using "leave no trace" principles. When the course is complete, all patrols will meet for the award of prizes and a closing ceremony. We will then return to Hanover.

2.2 Schedule of Events

Saturday, 1 February

0700 -- Advance party meets at Rec Center. Retrieve sleds and other gear.
0715 -- Scouts arrive. Pack gear into cars.
0745 -- Depart for Cornish Fairgrounds.
0815 -- Arrive Cornish. Unpack and register.
0845 -- Patrol Leaders meeting.
0900 -- Opening Ceremony.
0915 -- Event start. Proceed as directed along the Klondike Trail.
1200 -- Lunch.
1500 -- Complete course.
1530 -- Closing Ceremony.
1600 -- Depart for Hanover.
1645 -- Arrive in Hanover.

2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

There are no significant difficulties or hazards, but be prepared for winter weather.

2.4 Special Requirements

Open to all Boy Scouts, Scouters, and parents. There are no skill prerequisites for this outing.

3.0 Administration and Logistics

3.1 Announcement Date: 8 Jan 14

3.2 Roster Closing Date: 29 Jan 14

3.3 Costs

$11 per participant

3.4 Equipment

3.4.1 Individual Equipment

  • Class A uniform!
  • Winter hiking gear as described in the Personal Equipment List. Pay particular attention to the clothing, winter supplement, and survival equipment sections.
  • Adequate clothing for the weather!
  • Boy Scout Handbook (each scout)
  • Cup and spoon.
  • At least 1 liter of water.

    3.4.2 Patrol Equipment

  • Sled
  • Patrol flag
  • Watch
  • Blanket
  • First Aid Kit including bandaging materials, including 1 large triangular bandage and 2 Splints.
  • Matches/flint and steel
  • Survival kit
  • Sturdy scout staves (one staff per patrol member, min. 8)
  • 2 longer and sturdier poles to perhaps make a stretcher
  • Ball of twine
  • 10 ft length of rope per Scout, minimum 8.
  • Compass
  • Boy Scout Fieldbook (one per patrol)
  • Plastic Tarp
  • Enough dry wood to start a small fire
  • Trash bag
  • 2 Gallons of water
  • Food for a hot lunch. Menu TBD, but it will be one-pot, soup or stew or glop for the entire patrol
  • Scout Spirit

    3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • First Aid Kit

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Drop-off Point: Community Center
    Drop-off Time: 0715 Sat 1Feb14
    Pickup Point: Community Center
    Pickup Time: 1645 Same day.

    Driving Directions to Cornish Fairgrounds: To be provided to those who need it through email correspondence.

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee

  • Nick W.
  • Max
  • Mr. Low

    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC: Mr. Low
  • Mr. Mendelsohn
  • Mr. Young

    Approved DLM 20Jan14


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