Klondike 2016 - Seneca Waterways Council

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2016 Klondike Surviving the Ice age.
Please take note of the critical dates such as
the return date for January 6th. This year we
will also be offering Sweatshirts for the troops
to purchase. This information will be
available December 2nd at roundtable. Please
feel free to make copies of medicals ad
permission to shoot forms from the council
Check-in and Klondike registration is Saturday morning 8:00 to 8:45 on January 30th.
There is a pre-order lunch form in this packet for those who are interested.
****Units (Troops only) who do come on Friday to participate in the winter overnight
camping, will need to bring their own water, as well as extra firewood in addition to the
8 pieces for the Klondike camps on Saturday, and their own dinner and breakfast
supplies. Plan on attending our Troop wide Cracker Barrel campfire Friday evening and
ere maybe an indoor get together. ****
Due to the Emerald Ash Borer in Seneca County, we will have firewood available for a
nominal fee, for those coming from outside Seneca County, for both Friday and Saturday.
The Klondike Committee has created what we believe will be some new and exciting
activities for Saturday, January 30th, and look forward to having you attend. If you have
any questions, suggestions or wish to assist in any way, please do not hesitate to contact
one of our chairpersons.
Breakfast and lunch will be available and prices as follows:
Breakfast sandwich $2
Water .50
Chili /Soup $1.50
Doughnuts $1
Burger $2
Coffee /cocoa .50
Hotdogs $1.50
Chips. 50
Please contact Mike Thomas at [email protected] or via text @ 315-719-8008 if you wish to
reserve your lunches
1) ATTENDANCE
All participants of the Klondike must register at Klondike Headquarters and receive a wrist band. The
Troop Scoutmaster and SPL shall present a roster at check-in of all Scouts/Adults attending. The
Scoutmaster must also have ALL medical release forms with him/her and be prepared to show them at the
time of registration. Failure to provide medical release forms for those attending the Klondike will result in
sending those without proper medical release forms, home.
2) TWO-DEEP LEADERSHIP
All units attending the Klondike must comply with the BSA policy requiring that "two registered adult
leaders or adult and a parent of a participating Scout, one of whom must be at least 21 years of age or
older, are required for all trips and outings.".
3) SITE LOCATION
Seneca Falls Elks Club
2221 W Bayard St, Seneca Falls
All camping and activities will be held on the property of the Elks Club. Troop trailers are permitted and
will have designated parking available upon arrival. There is plenty of parking for all attending.
4) ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES/TOBACCO PRODUCTS
Alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted at a Scouting function. Anyone found possessing or consuming
alcoholic beverages will be required to leave the Klondike. The use of any tobacco product is discouraged at
any time at a BSA event. Use of tobacco in unauthorized areas is prohibited. Please check with staff for
designated smoking areas.
5) NON-SCOUTING EQUIPMENT
Guns, fireworks, sheath knives and other such equipment not accepted by Scouting are prohibited. Any
equipment of this kind will be confiscated and returned to adult leader upon check-out. Camouflaged
clothing is not appropriate for Scout functions per BSA policy. Please leave your personal electronic
equipment (IPods, CD players, MP3, cell phones, etc.) at home so everyone can enjoy the Klondike
experience peacefully.
6) CRITTERS AND PLANTS
We are guest to local critters and although many may be keeping warm elsewhere, they might be a little
grumpy, so please don't make contact with them. Although most poisonous plants may be dormant for the
winter, please be respectful of the nature around you and do not cut, break or otherwise disturb the trees,
shrubs and plants that are around the Klondike.
7) WEATHER
Everyone MUST be fully prepared for changing weather conditions this time of year. Although we have
no idea of what the forecast will be for Klondike temperatures could potentially be at the freezing level OR
colder, regardless of the weather we are experiencing, scouts are encouraged to bring the necessary
clothing/footwear to be as comfortable as possible. Again Klondike will not be cancelled for the weather
conditions unless the temperature is -20 below or we have wind-chills at -40 below or more
8) FIRST AID
ALL Troops should have a large, properly labeled and visible First Aid Kit maintained with their Klondike
gear. (It should be carried on your sled). There will be a First Aid Station during our Klondike for any Scout
or Scouter who needs assistance. Please be sure to advise your patrols of its location and it will be
announced at Saturday's opening ceremony.
9) MEDICATIONS
The Scoutmaster is responsible to secure and hold prescribed medications for the members of his troop.
Keep all meds in their original, sealable containers. Have the identified Scout or Scouter dispense their own
medications.
10) EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
Fire, put it out if you can safely, call 911 and contact Klondike staff.
Police, call 911
Ambulance, see Klondike First Aid then call 911
Mike Thomas (315-719-8008)
Melissa Henry (315-945-6220)
Brian Erway (315-651-6416)
Scott Jessop (315-729-8575)
Additional information will be passed out at the December round table
with a list of the schedule and activities.
Please complete the attached registration form and return it no later than January 6th!
SENECA WATERWAYS COUNCIL BSA
MOHAWK DISTRICT
Unit #_________________ Town
______________________________
Unit Leader:
Phone: (
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Address:
___________
Email:
_______________________________
Please enter the youth’s name please list all participants
Patrol:
______ Age:
Patrol:
1.
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1.
2.
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2.
3.
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3.
4.
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4.
5.
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5.
6.
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6.
7.
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7.
8.
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8.
Age:
Adults
1.
2.
3. _________________
Registration before 1/6/16:
Scouts ad Webs X $15.00 = $___________
______Adult leaders X $ 7.00 = $____________
Total Registration Fee Due $
Unit Leader Signature:
___________________________________
Make checks payable to Seneca Waterways Council BSA
Acct# 1-6801-556-20
Below you will find a list of things that you should have with you as a leader, an individual
Scout/Scouter or a Patrol.
⃝ PHYSICALS FOR ALL ATTENDING KLONDIKE (a copy of physical is attached for copying)
⃝ CLOTHING - Proper attire for a Klondike is expected. This would include snow pants, a
winter coat, hat, gloves/mittens, and boots. Warm layers as necessary. Failure to come
with the appropriate winter clothing will result in you not being able to participate.
***** Bring extras of all outer clothing as well as a change of clothes, boots, especially
socks, in case you get cold/wet ****
SLED ----- PROPERLY EQUIPPED DON’T FORGET YOUR SNOW SNAKE
_____ 6 PIECES OF FIREWOOD (ONE FOR EACH CAMP)
_____ FIRST AID KIT
_____ AX
_____ WATER
_____ FIRE EXTINGUISHER
_____ ROPE
_____ TARP
_____ BLANKET
_____ COMPASSES FOR PARTICIPANTS
_____ WHISTLE
_____ WATCH
_____ FLASHLIGHT
_____ STRETCHER BUILDING MATERIALS AS MENTIONED FOR FIRST AID EVENT
_____ FIRE STARTING SUPPLIES TO INCLUDE FLINT, MATCHES, LINT, ETC.
_____ COOKING EQUIPMENT You will need to bring your troops “likes” for iron pie
cooking and also if your troop plans to cook lunch.
⃝
⃝ YOUR TROOP FLAG WHICH WILL BE DISPLAYED AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE KLONDIKE
(we will supply the flagpole holders)
⃝ YOUR PATROL FLAG. SHOW YOUR SCOUT SPIRIT
Events for Klondike Surviving the Ice
Age 2016 & other important
information
Pinball/dodgeball
Blind soccer
Scout bowling
Fire building
Cooking each troop MUST bring their troops ”likes” for iron
pie cooking
Snow Snake - Each Troop MUST bring their own snow snake
Required: 8 foot long 2x2 or 2x4 board/Sandpaper, paint, ski wax, lead.
Instructions:
Snow snakes are carved wooden staves slid across an icy stretch to see who can slide the
farthest. This is a native American contest that is great fun at a Klondike Derby or Winter
campout that has snow or frozen lake.
Build the Snow Snake: Each patrol or scout should create their own snow snake. The board
should be sawn and sanded down so it is from 5 to 7 feet long with a 4 inch long head. The
snake should be about 3/4 to 1 inch wide and 1/2 inch high for the length of the body. The head
should be from 1 1/2 to 2 inches tall. Using a 2x2 firring strip as the blank works well, or rip cut
a 2x4.
You can drill eyes in the head and fill with lead or a couple bolts for extra weight.
The underside of the snake is rounded and the back is flat. The bottom of the head should slope
up like the front of a snow ski.
Each snake should be well sanded, especially the bottom. Then, painted and waxed for a smooth
finish. (One scout created a beautiful one by wood burning and then varnishing and then
waxing.)
Schedule
Friday, January 29th.
4:00 pm Overnight camping registration begins
4:00pm -8pm Units set up camp, have dinner and mingle with fellow Scouts
8:00 pm Troop wide Cracker Barrel and campfire begins
10:00pm Taps
Saturday, January 30th.
7:00am - 8:45am Reveille, breakfast, pack-up for those units who camped overnight
8:00am - 8:45am Registration for those units arriving on Saturday
9:00am Opening Ceremony
9:15am Morning activities begin. Your Webelos from your Pack or other packs will be joining you for
the day, and will be participating with you in the competitions.
MORNING ACTIVITIES: 9:15AM - 12:00 NOON
6 Activities that are either timed or scored for top 3 units to receive awards at each event
Pinball/Dodgeball
Fire Building
Snow snake competition
LUNCH
Blind Soccer
Cooking
Scout bowling/sledding
12:00 NOON - 1:00PM Available for sale
Burger $2.00
Hotdogs $1.50
Chili /Soup $1.50
Chips. 50
Coffee /cocoa .50
Water .50
Breakfast items will be available:
Breakfast sandwich $2
Doughnuts $1
Coffee /cocoa .50
Water .50
Please contact Mike Thomas at [email protected] or via text @ 315-719-8008 if you wish to
reserve your lunches
AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES: 1:15 Sled Race
AWARDS AND CLOSING: following sled race
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