Spring Camporee Update

Sign Be Prepared  ?

Just a reminder from your Friendly Camping Committee – It will most likely be rainy and/or cold this weekend so dress APPROPRIATELY and Be Prepared for anything.

Attached is a schedule of events and a camp map for Dry Wolf Campground.

 

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HAVE FUN!! and Enjoy the Camporee!!

Schedule of Events

Dry Wolf Campground Map

 

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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

Originality

Presentation

Difficulty

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

 

 

FREE TIME EVENTS……….

Human Bowling

Curling

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

 

 NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO ENTER THE LODGE WITHOUT ADULT SUPERVISION.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Camporee Agenda

Lewis and Clark District Spring Camporee

Camp Scoutana @ Cobb Ranch

May 17, 18, 19, 2013

Directions to Scoutana

N 47d 27.32—W112d 41.59
Go west from Great Falls about 12 miles on I15 to Vaughn exit

Exit west onto MT 89/200 20 miles about to town of Simms

Continue west on 200/21/287 to Augusta about 23 miles

In Augusta turn west on Nilan Reservoir Rd(also called the Beaver Creek/Willow Creek Rd) continue past Nilan Lake about 15 miles

When road forks after 15 miles go right about 1 mile on Beaver/Willow Creek Rd

Scoutana will be on your left in plain view from the road…Remember after Augusta you always go right, no left turns until you get to camp, if you cross Willow Creek you went too far

Theme: This Camporee will be focused on Geocaching and hiking

Registration – fees – tour permits: Registration is $10 per person, payable in Scout office by 5/10/2013 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 May 10,2013

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 etc. 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.

A list of things you need to be aware of

“BEAR AWARE” – You also need to cover this with your boys prior to the Camporee. Do not have open food about the camp at night or in your tents……….Period!

Wild animal awareness and safety

Food Handling & Storage In the wild

Emergency and Survival Priorities

Basic Wilderness First Aid

Water Purification

Fire Building

Basic & Useful Knots

S.T.O.P – Stop – Think – Observe – Plan

Hiking Hints/Rules

Emergency Shelters I the Outdoors.

Camping Committee Philosophy:

Adults are welcome to watch their boys compete.

The boys should have learned the 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 & Patrol – Troop Duty Roster, Menu & Schedule of events – 100 points

20 points for the American flag

20 points for the Troop flag

20 points for the Patrol flags (If there are 2 patrols they need 2 patrol flags – Patrol flag names must match registered patrol names)

10 points each for a current – schedule of events, menu, duty roster, & fire watch schedule (if they are not current = 0 points).

4. Is the Scout Prepared – 10 Essential items plus – 100 points

Does each scout have the 10 Essential Outdoor items as per “The Boy Scout Handbook” pg. 207, and do they have the following bonus items:

1.) Ten feet of small diameter rope,

2.) Three feet of Duct Tape wrapped on a short pencil,

3.) A small survival kit,

4.) Scout Book,

5.) Insect repellent,

6.) “Mountain Money” (toilet paper).

Each patrol will be evaluated by an adult – scouts will be asked to produce a random item from the list above. One scout will be chosen from each Patrol to produce all 10 essentials.

5. Twelve point GPS course-600 points plus 400 additional points for solving the word scramble…….This will be the main focus of your Camporee.

This contest will be a 12 point course laid out over the entire camp area. You will be given 12 coordinate to find a letter of the alphabet and compile them to discover a word scramble to solve. You will be given a clue to solve this puzzle. Each patrol will start at different points to alleviate crowding and possible viewing of other Patrols working

Note that you have to bring your own GPS devices ( one per patrol) to the Camporee and you have to have a class at your meeting on how to run a GPS program.

There are many Geocaches in and around Great Falls that will give you a challenge to find.

6. Montana’s largest Geocache.. 200 pts………Each Patrol competing will need to bring trade items( no larger than one item per boy and no bigger than six inches long. We will be hiding and marking a camo painted 33 gallon trash can to post on the Geocaching website. Can will be painted at cracker barrel by patrol leaders.

7. The Unknown Hike.. 500 pts……A nice little jaunt about 5 miles round trip. You will be asked to identify at least 10 plants trees etc. and 10 animals. This hike will require a daypack with food water and survival gear, good hiking boots and raingear. Be aware there are bears out this time of year.

8. Montana GPS Clue Game geo-hunt mystery….100pts ……….If time will allow we will do a dusk mystery game of clue with a GPS. First Patrol to solve will get an additional….100 pts This will be done instead of skits.

9. Open sling throw……Points will vary……Using an open sling style hurl a tennis ball and have the patrol leader catch it for points, and yes there will be points awarded for style.

10. Cobb Ranch public service….300 pts…. This is a project to pay for our stay there….To be announced at Cracker Barrel

11. Troop Scouter award. Each Troop will vote for the Scout that was most helpful to their Troop at this event. One Scout per Troop. Webelo’s will be voted separately

12. Cracker Barrel will be a pizza party and will start at 8:30 pm. Remember that cracker barrel is limited to Scout leaders and Patrol Leader’s and Camping Committee.

13. Campfire and awards and free smores will be at 8:30 pm Saturday night There will be prizes and the trophy award at this event. Each Scout will be given a raffle ticket at campfire to possibly win a new Garmin GPS. There will also be an adult prize awarded at campfire.

14. Camp gate will be required this event…..100 pts

General Rules

Camping sites will be done on a first come basis.

One of the most important parts of a Spring Camporee is to keep warm and dry. Each Scout must know what to wear. Spring 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 webelo’s allowed at camp.

There may be water hydrants available, but may be turned off, so bring water.

Campfires are limited to rings or above ground unless restricted by USDA Forest Service. Bring your own wood. There will be some wood available but don’t count on it. 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 3 toilets.

 

Klondike Derby 2013

Lewis and Clark District Klondike Derby
Camp Rotory Monarch,MT
Janurary 18,19,20…2013
Directions to Klondike Camp Rotory
N47d.02722 W110d.777778

 Go east from Great Falls on hwy 200/87 toward Lewistown.MT. Turn right at Armington Jct (at weigh scales and rest area) you are now on Hwy 89 going to Monarch and Neihart,MT. Pass through Monarch and drive 6.42 miles to the camp turn off on your right. (it will be marked with a BSA sign) Cross the old creaky bridge and follow the dirt road 1 mile to camp.
Theme: This Klondike will be a relay sled pulling event with six stations. Scouts will be judged mostly on attitude and participation.
Registration – fees – tour permits: Registration is $10 per person, payable in Scout office by 1/4/-2013 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 Janruary 4, 2013 (1-4-2013).
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 etc. 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.

A list of things you need to be aware of
“Bear Aware” – You also need to cover this with your boys prior to the Camporee.
Wild animal awareness and safety
Food Handling & Storage I the wild
Emergency and Survival Priorities
Basic Wilderness First Aid
Water Purification
Fire Building
Basic & Useful Knots
S.T.O.P – Stop – Think – Observe – Plan
Hiking Hints/Rules
Emergency Shelters I the Outdoors.

Camping Committee Philosophy:

Adults are welcome to watch their boys compete.
The boys should have learned the 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:

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.

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?

Flags – American, Troop & Patrol – Troop Duty Roster, Menu & Schedule of events – 100 points
20 points for the American flag
20 points for the Troop flag
20 points for the Patrol flags (If there are 2 patrols they need 2 patrol flags – Patrol flag names must match registered patrol names)
10 points each for a current – schedule of events, menu, duty roster, & fire watch schedule (if they are not current = 0 points).

Is the Scout Prepared – 10 Essential items plus – 100 points
Does each scout have the 10 Essential Outdoor items as per “The Boy Scout Handbook” pg. 207, and do they have the following bonus items:
Ten feet of small diameter rope,
Three feet of Duct Tape wrapped on a short pencil,
A small survival kit,
Scout Book,
Insect repellent,
“Mountain Money” (toilet paper).

Each patrol will be evaluated by an adult – scouts will be asked to produce a random item from the list above. One scout will be chosen from each Patrol to produce all 10 essentials.

Build a survival snow shelter 101
Scouts need to build a shelter for survival……….100 pts

Yanktoon the Yeti …………………. ( best mannequin 100 pts)
Your Yeti is to be pre made to bring to Klondike. Make him look like a Yeti or Bigfoot. He should be 6’ tall and have head hands and feet. You can build it from whatever materials you like, but remember you have to carry it. There will be a camp wide vote on the best Yeti 100 first 75 second 50 third 25 forth.

But here we go…..Your Yeti had a bad fall from sledding and needs first aid, these injuries need to be fixed before camp and they will be judged.

1…left sprained ankle
2…a superficial cut on his head
3…broken right Humuras
4…broken right clavicle
5…broken left radius
6…hyper-extended right knee

That’s right Scouts, your Yeti really wants to come with you so build him and doctor him well.

Yeti first aid…100 pts

Scoring for first aid completed on your Yeti

Snowshoe Building……100 pts

Each patrol must build a working set of snowshoes to bring to Klondike ( two patrols means two sets)

Slingshot 101….100pts

Each patrol must build a homemade slingshot. It must be homemade and you must hit a target with it. You can bring as many as you like.

The Sled……..300 pts ( yes it is the most important part of the Klondike)

Each sled will be loaded with the following items

Trail food
Extra clothes for emergencies
Patrol flag
Patrol roster
Pencil and paper and clipboard
Watch
Compass
Flashlight
Two six foot poles
Blanket
First aid kit
Pocketknife
Tin foil
Extra water
Fire building supplies
12 feet on ¼ inch rope
Scout handbook
A large trash bag for each scout
Snowshoes
Slingshots
12×12 tarp or larger
One Yeti

Klondike Sled Relay…..200 pts

The relay will consist of six stations

ATTU STATION…Snow shoe to get help for Yeti
KODIAK STATION…rescue on the ice
FAIRBANKS STATION…three survival problems
SKAGWAY STATION…ice fishing for snapper
POLAR COVE…turkey shoot
JUNEAU STATION…get Yeti to safety….snow slide is coming

Klondike sled race….100pts
A race for fastest sled. We will re-trace your 6 point course and time you on speed. Since you packed it all down earlier.

Tug-o-war – 100 points
Same as Spring Camporee – boys will work as a team with other boys outside their troop. All points will be for participation. Show on the snow.

Human Bowling 100pts
Boys will hurl themselves at large pins and score points

Bonus Points – Dad Gum Claim Jumpers
Each patrol will be ambushed during the relay and asked a scouting question. You get it right you get five gold nuggets … wrong you give up five.

Scoutmasters’ Choice – 100 points…Long Spoons
Time permitting we will do this in the Lodge. I never knew eating ice cream could be so difficult.

Skit in a box…..100 pts
Each patrol will be given a skit box at Cracker Barrel and will be expected to build a skit around those items
General Rules

Camping sites will be done on a first come basis.

One of the most important parts of a Klondike Derby 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 possible webelo activities at camp, provided we get the lodge.

There are water hydrants available, but may be turned off, so bring water.

Campfires are limited to rings or above ground unless restricted by USDA Forest Service. Bring your own wood. There will be some wood available but don’t count on it. Snow shovels 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 2 toilets.

September District Roundtable and Meeting Agenda

Boy Scouts of America
Montana Council
Lewis and Clark District
District Roundtable and Meeting
LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Ave S

September 6, 2011, 6:30 p.m.

  1. Roundtables/Training Features of the Month, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. — Topics:  Fall Recruitment, Popcorn AND Presentation by GFPD Officer Jesse Slaughter on Internet Safety for Minors
  2. Opening Ceremony, 7:30 p.m.
  3. Approval of the Minutes of the August meeting
  4. Welcome, introductions and recognitions
    1. Introduction of Larry Garlick as District’s Council Member-at-Large
    2. Introduction of Ken Roberts as Quartermaster
    3. Introduction of Frank Scopa as Venturing Chair/Liaison
    4. Announcement of opening in District PR Chair Position
  5. Individual Committee Meetings – 30 minutes
    1. Upcoming Events – Venture Climbing Trip, Special Olympics P4M, Fall Recruitment, Tiger Fun Day, Popcorn, Fall Camporee, JOTA
    2. Upcoming Trainings – Leader Training, Outdoor Training
    3. Medicine River Scout Center
  6. Reports and plans of Individual Committees
    1. Scout Show Wrap Up
    2. Membership Team
  7. District Executive Report
    1. Membership Actual vs. Goal
    2. Finance Actual vs. Goal
  8. District Commissioner Report
    1. Unit Charter Renewal
    2. Unit Commissioners and Journey to Excellence
  9. District Chair Report
    1. Journey to Excellence Targets
    2. Website/Blog/twitter tracking statistics
  10. Other Business
  11. Closing Ceremony
  12. Adjournment.  Next meeting October 4, 2011, 6:30 p.m. at LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Avenue South