Klondike Derby 2014 Program

Lewis and Clark District 2014 KLONDIKE

Medicine River Camp…Great Falls, Mt

Janruary 17,18,19 2014

Directions to Camp Medicine River:

Latitude and Longitude:  47.509802,-111.378375

Please note that in order to do the events that we wanted to do at Klondike we had to have a close in site. We will be doing a first ever YETI hunt at night instead of skits this year. We will teach you Curling and bring back Human Bowling with better sleds. We have scenarios for a brown or white Klondike so be prepared for both. We will be having prizes that will be awarded to patrols instead of individuals. We WILL make sure you will love this campout as we put a lot of thought into it.

Camping Committee Chairman

Forrest C LaBelle

Theme:  This Camporee will be focused on endurance and coordination skills

Registration – fees – tour permits:  Registration is $10 per person, payable in Scout office by 1/10/2014 at 4:00pm.  We need the name of one adult from your troop to help with the judging.  Remember you need to get a “Local Tour Permit” from the Scout Office.  The “Tour Permits” will be checked when you arrive at the Camporee.  You will not be allowed to camp or compete without a “Tour Permit”.  This also means you must have at least “Two Deep Leadership” and at least one leader trained in “Youth Protection”.  You should also have a copy of the “Medical Form” for each scout and each leader, in addition to “Parent Permission Slips” and a copy of “Guide to Safe Scouting”.  Registration deadline is Jan. 10, 2014 ….WE NEED TO KNOW HOW MANY PRIZES TO BUY.

Check in:  All troops need to check in with the camping committee when they arrive in camp.  The camping committee needs to know the final numbers so that they may prepare for the contests AND PRIZES.  The camping committee will also show/tell you where you can set up camp and where to park your vehicles.  Campsites are generally assigned on a first come basis.  Please check with the camping committee before parking, so that we may maximize the use of this area for all.

Check out:  All troops need to check out with the camping committee before they leave camp.  Failure to do so may result in loss of patches.  Make sure your camp area is clean – “Leave no Trace”.

Patrol size:  You should have a minimum of 3-4 scouts in a patrol and a maximum of 8-10 scouts.  Small troops with small patrols may be added together so that the patrol may compete in events.  In the scoring of the points for completion of an event, scores will be adjusted mathematically so that small or large patrols are not handicapped or given an unfair advantage.

Camping Committee Philosophy: 

Adults are welcome to watch their boys compete.

The boys should have learned some skills prior to the contests.

The boys are to do the work, the adults just watch.

Troops/Patrols are not to be assisted by adult leaders.

The boys are to work together as a team; they start together and finish together.

The Senior Patrol Leader is the person leading their troop, and the Patrol Leader is the person leading his patrol.

A Scout will be a living example of the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout Motto and Scout Slogan, and the will camp following the Outdoor Code.

The contests will be announced and explained as much as possible and as early as possible before the event.

Some contests by their very nature will not be announced or explained until right before the contest starts. 

Contests & Competition:


  1. Check In – 100 points

The “Tour Permit” is current and appropriate.

Medical Forms (adult and youth) are on site and available.

Parental Permission/Consent slips are on site and available.

 2.  Camp Site Setup, Organization – 100 points

The campsite shall be well laid out, neat & orderly, this includes inside the tents, too.  Typical areas to include are:  cut and uncut wood area/pile, ax yard, cooking area, camp kitchen, and wash area, etc. 


Does your camp have the First Aid kit present and obvious?  Are there water buckets/barrels available for fire?  Is the fire place of approved design?  Are tents correctly and neatly set up?  Is there a spade/shovel available?  Are extra rope/line and camp materials neatly stored?  Has the original ground cover been removed?  Is there a designated hand washing area?  Is an approved ax yard neatly set up? Is there a proper dish washing area?  Is food properly stored & is the area neat and clean?  Are trash bags available & in use?  Is the water stored to prevent leaking?  Is the meal preparation area neat and clean, and are the meals served in a cleanly manner?

3.     Flags – American, Troop – 100 points

50 points for the American flag

50 points for the Troop flag

 4.     Scout Patrol Name Competition….points vary

Each Patrol will be named after the KLONDIKE THEME. Most original name will be awarded additional points from a panel of expert Klondike judges. So in a sense you will rename your patrol’s for this event only, be creative and win additional points.

  5.     Klondike Sled Materials……200 pts

Each sled should have the following items…

Three poles 8 to 10 feet long

100 ft of rope

A tarp 8×10

A burlap bag

Three gallon jugs of water frozen

A #10 can…..( 1 gallon)

Three brooms….used

Fire building material including wood

A GPS device

A yardstick

Two shovels one big one small

Yeti bait

Yeti repellant

Survival kit

First aid kit

Survival food

1 water bottle per scout

Any extra items to build a brown scenario shelter

Lots of flashlights

6.    Milk Jug Curling…..300 pts                                                                                                   

Each patrol will Curl for points on an ice rink…..kind of like shuffleboard on ice…..You will need three frozen water jugs( one Gallon size) and two brooms

7.    Water Machine….200 pts

Each patrol will construct a water making machine that will melt snow over a fire into a can that will have to be full….a # 10 one gallon can….you can look on line for ideas how to construct this device

8.    Survival Questions, Height estimation, Distance estimation…..100 pts

This station will require each patrol to answer 10 survival questions and estimate a height and a distance…..timed event

 9.     Sled Balance…..100 pts

Each patrol must balance their sled over a round log……….timed event


 10.  Stump people pile….100 pts

Each patrol will see how many boys you can get on a stump …..you may have to borrow some people……I recommend you visit this station with your Troop to get extra people…You will be scored on how many you get on the stump.


 11.  Snowman or Sculpture Competition…..100 pts

Each patrol will build a Snowman or sculpture with snow if we get any….be sure to pack any items you want to use to build this


11b…Shelter Building…..200 pts

Patrols will build either a brown or white scenario shelter with items from their sled….can be done with the snow sculpture  also can be done at your campsite….this is not a station event …this will be done after lunch during free time events 

12. Foil Lunch Competition…..300 pts

At lunchtime we will provide a large fire pit to cook a foil pouch lunch. You will need to make an additional lunch for the Judges the pit for the judges is only for judges.  ….scout meals will be cooked at your camp

Scored on




Taste…………….and weather its fully cooked


13. Adult Coffee Competition…….scouts Cocoa Competition……Bragging rights and a mug!

Each Troop will concoct the very best coffee and cocoa to be judged by their peers…..contest will be on all day Saturday




Human Bowling


Hockey Shot

Gps Treasure Hunt……………..each patrol will get their own treasure to hunt

After lunch you will be allowed to do each of these

Time schedule will be given at Cracker barrel

Evening Yeti Hunt………….

Track the wily Yeti to his lair and bring him back to camp. Yes there will be blood and hair and carcasses to follow to his lair. Use your best tracking skills to find the Yeti


General Rules


Camping sites will be done on a first come basis.


One of the most important parts of a Klondike is to keep warm and dry. Each Scout must know what to wear. Winter weather is very changeable, requiring preparedness for any condition. A nice day can turn into a very cold night.


Your best protection is common sense. Dress in layers. Avoid working up a sweat, and stay comfortable by removing or adding layers. Cotton clothing is not good. Wool is.


Waterproof boots are essential. Wear good wicking socks.


A good wool or thermal hat is needed; it must be able to cover your ears. You can also wear it in your sleeping bag. A scarf is also important, to cover your neck.


Good gloves and a backup pair for each boy. The best for back-up is mittens in wool.


Scouts are more vulnerable to cold at meals, because they do not move around as much. Adults need to ask each boy if he is dry and not sweaty. If needed have them change clothes.


Clothing inspection…Unit leaders should visually inspect each boy before he hits the trail. 


If the Camping Committee sees a boy unfit to task he mays be pulled from events.


Webelos – There will be no Webelo events at Klondike




Campfires are limited to rings or above ground unless restricted by USDA Forest Service.    There will be minimal wood available so bring some and you are welcome to burn any trash wood you scavenge. Shovels  and 5 gallons of water needs to be by each fire, and adult supervision at all times.


RV’s will be permitted only by adult leadership or for medical reasons.


No pets.


Pack in, pack out.  Leave no trace.


There are  two Porta Potties and no water so bring your own….You will also need fire wood
















DECEMBER 7 , 2013


1205 1st Avenue N.W.


CHARIOT CHECK-IN: 7:00 – 8:30 AM



November Roundtable and District Meeting Minutes

Montana Council
Lewis and Clark District District
Roundtable and Meeting Minutes LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Ave S November 5, 2013

Roundtables 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Cub Scout – Friends of Scouting
Boy Scout – None. Cancelled

The meeting was opened at 7:35 pm with approximately 15 in attendance. Thanks to all units in attendance and a request from Bill for every unit in the District to have a representative attend the District Meeting and Roundtables.

Minutes of the October meeting were approved.

Welcome, Introductions and Recognitions – Bill thanked Keith Hasbrouck and Aaron Weissman for conducting Leader Specific Training this month. Bill thanked Stephen Boyd for putting on JOTA.

Old/New Business Upcoming Events – Popcorn Delivery November 7, 2013. Unit Popcorn Money due to Council November 25, 2013. District sold $221,000 worth of popcorn this year. Recharters are overdue if Units have not turned in. Please complete ASAP. District Chariot Races, December 7, 2013. Venue TBD. Merit Badge Pow Wow, January 11 and 25, 2013. Venue TBD. Klondike, January 18, 2013. Venue TBD.

Upcoming Training – None

Committee Reports –

Camping: Tim stated the committee is currently looking for a venue for Klondike.

Advancement/Eagle Board: Tim stated there are currently 11 Eagle Projects completed and 10 projects ongoing. Kyle Gilles recently completed his Eagle Project of placing a flag pole at the Siebel Soccer Complex. As a reminder, the Advancement Board meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m., 3340 11th Avenue South (Peace Lutheran Church).

Chariot Races: Jay stated the committee is still looking for a venue and thus the date is subject to change. Race rules have been posted on the blog.

Merit Badge Pow Wow: Keith stated still looking for a venue. Counselors are lined up and schedule should be published shortly.

OA: Tanner Dodge requested Cub Units contact OA to schedule cross over ceremonies. OA will provide concessions at Chariot Races. Tanner Trundle from Troop 1 is the new OA webmaster and will be handling social media, facebook, etc. for OA. Next OA meeting is November 19, 2013, 6:30 p.m. at the Scout Office.

MRSC: Peter provided updated via Bill that he is working with Nelson Architects to complete a rendering drawing of MRSC to be used for mater planning and solicitations of donations.

Day Camp: Glenda stated they are still looking for volunteers, next meeting at MRSC on November 21, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Design the Day Camp Badge Competition is due December 2013.

Cub Scout Blog: Sandy announced the addition of a Cub Scout blog on the District Web Page. Will be used for Cub specific information, ideas, questions, best practices, networking, etc.

District Executive Report – Dustin stated recharters are due and it would be helpful if Units put the paperwork in order, i.e., Adult Apps, YPT, JTE, etc. Dustin also stated the District is continuing with a Cub recruitment push through Thanksgiving. Dustin currently visiting local elementary schools. Call Dustin if Units have any recruitment events planned. District currently 44 kids short of goal.

District Commissioner Report – Rex stated recharters are due. Only two Units have completed and turned in. JTE Scorecards should be turned in with your recharter packages. Rex stated he and 4 others from the District recently attended a College of Commissioner Science course in Havre, MT on November 2, 2013.

District Chair Report – Bill announced District recharters are due! Also, he will be out of town for the December District Meeting. Peter Jennings will cover.

Other Business – Aaron Weissman announced that there will be a Montana Council Executive meeting held in Helena on November 16, 2013. Lunch may be purchased for $8. Contact Michelle at the Scout office to register. Contact Aaron to carpool.

Adjournment at 8:45 p.m. Next Meeting December 3, 2013, 6:30 p.m. at LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Avenue South.

Troop 1 Veteran’s Day Breakfast – 11/10

Grab your favorite veteran and enjoy a special Veteran’s Day Breakfast at Holy Spirit Parish, 201 44th Street South, Great Falls, MT on Sunday, November 10, 2013, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.   Troop 1 will be hosting this  annual event and the menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and juice.

No Veteran, no problem — Every one is welcome and the meal is free of charge.  “Good will offerings” will be accepted from those who choose to contribute.

Come and enjoy fellowship with America’s Veteran’s, thank them for their service and enjoy a delicious, hot breakfast as we celebrate Veteran’s Day 2013.

They will also be collecting gently used winter coats and clothing for their annual Winter Clothing Drive.  All donations will be given to the Angel Room at St Vincent DePaul for distribution to area families and individuals.
Paul Grosvold, Scoutmaster, Troop 1, 406-788-2627

New District Cub Scout Blog

The District has launched a new Blog page Just for cub scout leaders and families. 


We will be sharing news, events and other great stuff that pertains to Cub Scouting from the District Committee and would love participation from the All the Packs as well.  If any of your packs have someone who would like to Blog your fun and successful events, den mtgs. pack activities, joint pack activities…… get in touch with us so we can get them added. 

Troop 1 Veteran’s Day Breakfast – 11/10

On Sunday, November 10, 2013, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., Troop 1 will be hosting their annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast at Holy Spirit Parish, 201 44th Street South, Great Falls, MT. Menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and juice. This event is open to all and is free of charge. Good will offerings will be accepted. Come and enjoy fellowship with America’s Veteran’s, thank them for their service and enjoy a delicious, hot breakfast as we celebrate Veteran’s Day 2013.

Francis Allison Memorial Chariot Races

The Francis Allison Memorial Chariot Races are coming soon.  This is the Lewis and Clark District Chariot Race.  Please use the following rules for your chariots this year:

Chariot Rules 2013

The pdf of these rules is also available at the District Web page:  www.lcmtbsa.org

Go to the Cub Scouts page, pick on Cub Scout Events and select the PDF button next to the Chariot Race Info entry.