Klondike Derby -- 11 Feb 12

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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. This year the theme of the Derby is "Klue." It 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, 11Feb12

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 the weather.

2.4 Special Requirements

Open to all Boy Scouts, Scouters, and parents.

3.0 Administration and Logistics

3.1 Announcement Date: 4 Jan 12

3.2 Roster Closing Date: 11 Feb 12

3.3 Costs

$5 per participant, plus a food assessment TBD.

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!
  • Cup and spoon.
  • At least 1 liter of water.
  • Coordinate with a buddy so that you have a stove to cook on and a pot to cook in.

    3.4.2 Patrol Equipment

  • Sled
  • Patrol Flag
  • Watch
  • Blanket
  • Bandaging materials, including 1 large triangular bandage
  • 2 Splints
  • Matches
  • One Scout staff per Scout.
  • Ball of twine
  • 10 ft length of rope per Scout.
  • Compass
  • Boy Scout Handbook
  • Boy Scout Fieldbook
  • Plastic Tarp
  • Enough dry wood to start a small fire
  • Trash bag
  • Food for a hot lunch. Menu TBD, but it will be one-pot, soup or stew or glop.

    3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • First Aid Kit

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Drop-off Point: Rec center parking lot.
    Drop-off Time: 0715 Sat 11 Feb 12
    Pick-up Point: Rec center parking lot.
    Pick-up Time: 1645 Same day

    Driving Directions to Cornish Fairgrounds:

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee

  • Devin
  • Jake

    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC: Mr. Mendelsohn
  • Mr. Passow
  • Mr. Bidstrup?

    Approved YJB 10Feb12

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