Greetings from the Camping Committee,
We had another successful Klondike with great weather and a great turnout from the District. Thank you’s go out to Troop 1,Troop 4, Troop 7, Troop 14, troop 26, Troop 28, Troop 1151, and Troop 1155. All came and efficiently set up their camps in record time.
Friday night started out worrisome as the bathrooms once again froze up in anticipation of our arrival. Luckily, Troop 7 stepped up and brought us Porti Potties from Waste Management (thank you all). You saved the day. Troop 7 also brought up a two stage snow blower to deal with the 15 inches of snow. (smart thinking).
Friday night was also home to the Pizza Travelers Feast and Ice Cream Social sponsored by the Lewis & Clark District Camporee Committee. The lodge was toasty warm thanks to Shawn at Rotary Headquarters. It was needed because it was in low teens at morning time.
Saturday brought the events such as:
- Sled inspections,
- First aid,
- Sling Shot,
- Sled balance,
- Stretcher carry,
- Snowshoe Relay,and
- the Infamous sled races.
The results are as follows:
- Fourth place Troop 14 Snowballs with 223 nuggets
- Third place Troop 4 Silver-back Gorillas with 225 nuggets
- Second place Troop 7 Wolves with 228 nuggets
- First place Troop 28 Wild Stallions with 229 nuggets
WOW! that was a close competition!
The Hot Cocoa event was won by Troop 4
The adult hatchet building won by Van Arvanites from Troop 28
Fastest sled time was Troop 1 Hydras at 15:59 followed closely by Troop 14 with a 15:60 and Troop 1151 with 16:32
Congratulations to you all!
Forrest C LaBelle, Chairman
2018 Klondike SchedulePlease be advised that you will have to pack and carry your lunch during the events (Adults and Scouts) PLAN FOR THIS!
Friday Jan 19
- 4:00 to 9:00pm: Check in
- 6:00 to 9:00pm: travelers feast – FREE PIZZA!
- 9:00pm: Cracker Barrel in the Lodge
- 9:30pm: Ice Cream Social – Pavillion
- 11:30pm: lights out
Saturday Jan 20
- 7:30am: Reville
- 7:30 to 9:00am: Breakfast
- 9:30am Flags Ceremony
- 10:00am: Events Start
- Sled inspections Station 1
- 10:30 to 4:30pm:
- Station 2 Avalanche Coming
- Station 3 Fishing for Gold
- Station 4 Slingshot Turkey Shoot
- Station 5 Sled Balance
- Station 6 Ice Rescue
- Station 7 Stretcher Carry
- Station 8 Snowshoe Relay
- 1:00pm Camp Inspections
- 5:00pm: Sled racing
- 5:30 to 7:30pm Dinner
- 8:00pm Campfire and skits
- Hot Cocoa Contest ( Patrol with best cocoa will win a case of pizza for a party)
- Includes Adult Hatchet Competition and awards
- 11:30pm Lights out
- Break camp and get patches and ribbons
Forrest C LaBelle
Mr. Locke has challenged the Scoutmasters of each Troop to construct a hatchet handle and sheath to display at Klondike. You may pick up the metal blank at the Scout Office and start your project. You will need to sharpen it too.
A fabulous prize awarded to the winner. Please note that the Judges will be the Camping Committee as we cannot be coerced or bribed in any way. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to try and bribe me.
Kidding aside good luck!
Forrest C. LaBelle
The date will be as posted earlier Janurary 19,20,21
Forrest C. LaBelle
Third place….Troop 1 Dragons
Second place…..Troop 28 Wild Stallions
First place…..Troop 1 Thunderbirds whose win was helped by a very concise list of what was wrong with this camp
John Dover of Troop 26 won “most helpful Scout” award as well as nominees from each Troop selected in a drawing.
Third place Troop 7 Owls tied with Troop 1 Dragons
Second place Troop 26 Panthers
First place…..Troop 28 Wild Stallions
I want to thank my Committee members…..Rex Jewett,Tim Park,Bob Dowdy,Tim locke,Tammy Lucas and Mike Lucas. they braved the elements to give you this opportunity to learn.
We will be hosting a Fishing Merit Badge Seminar at Council Camp in June to help you complete the Merit Badge.
Forrest C LaBelle
It was another wild and woolly Fall Camporee last weekend as we finally got some much needed rain in Montana. I was very impressed with the Leadership and the Scouts themselves getting all set up in the rain and wind that made conditions harsh. It takes a lot of intestinal fortitude to go camping in those conditions,but the leadership and I felt it was a character building experience. Not a complaint was uttered to me throughout the event despite not being able to have a campfire.
The skies cleared Saturday morning and gave us a most beautiful post rain event with sunshine appearing around noon. The fishing was difficult but the classes taught the boys some great fishing fundamentals. Mr Jewett and Mr Park taught fish bottom and top rigging and mr Lucas taught them how to make a spoon lure. Mr Locke and I did a casting class as well as fish cleaning and filleting. Fish cleaning was popular as well as Tammy Luca’s fish cooking 101. The evening campfire (propane)and skits was clear and star ridden with calm winds. We were also visited by some Webelos and I hope they had a good experience as well……………..
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