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. This year the theme of the Derby is "Klue." The event is being held at the Cornish Fairgrounds.
2.1 DescriptionWe 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 EventsSaturday, 2 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 DifficultyThere are no significant difficulties or hazards, but be prepared for winter weather.
2.4 Special RequirementsOpen to all Boy Scouts, Scouters, and parents. There are no skill prerequisites for this outing.
3.0 Administration and Logistics
3.1 Announcement Date: 3 Jan 13
3.2 Roster Closing Date: 3 Feb 13
3.3 Costs$6 per participant, plus a food assessment TBD.
3.4.1 Individual Equipment
3.4.2 Patrol Equipment
3.4.3 Troop Equipment
3.5 Transportation PlanDrop-off Point: Community Center
Drop-off Time: 0715 Sat 2Feb13
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.
4.1 Planning Committee
4.2 Adult Leaders
Approved DLM 21Jan13