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Start:
February 2 @ 4:30 pm
End:
February 3 @ 5:00 pm

THE ORDER OF THE ARROW PRESENTS

KLONDIKE 2018

A Canadian Klondike

Camp Raymond, Parks, AZ

(NO trains!!!)
 

Friday FEBRUARY 2nd  & Saturday FEBRUARY 3rd   (Sunday FEBRUARY 4th, optional)

 

OPEN TO: BOY SCOUTS, VARSITY SCOUTS, VENTURERS

SATURDAY ONLY: WEBELOS

 

COST: $15 per person (youth and adult) if registered online before January 26th.  $20 per person at the event.  Fees include camping fees, lunch on Saturday, and a commemorative Klondike Patch

Please register as a unit.  This is a patrol competition.  No individual registrations please.

Participating units and individuals are responsible for providing two deep leadership and following the guidelines set forth by the Guide to Safe Scouting and the Sweet 16 of BSA Safety.

 

Friday Schedule

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm       Check in at the Teepee for instructions and set up camp 

6:00 pm       Supper ( on your own )

8:30 pm       Campfire- Bring a skit or a song for each patrol you have

9:30 pm       Cracker barrel & Leader orientation.

 

Saturday Schedule    

6:30 am       Reveille and breakfast ( on your own ).

7:30 am       Klondike staff meeting.

8:30 am       Opening ceremony.

8:45 am       Competition begins.

11:30 am      Lunch, provided by Order of the Arrow.

1:00 pm       Resume competition.

3:00 pm       Competition complete

4:00 pm       Closing Ceremony

The Klondike officially ends on Saturday, however, those who want to may stay over until Sunday and enjoy more camping.  If you wish to join the OA for a delicious biscuits and gravy breakfast on Sunday, the cost will be $2.00 per person (pay at the event), or you may bring your own.  Breakfast will be at approximately 8:30 on Sunday.

  Please RSVP at the time of registration.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

From Phoenix, take I-17 north to Interstate 40.  Go west on I-40 to Parks exit 178.  Go south approximately 10 miles following the county road signs that indicate Scout camp.  Allow about 3 hours of driving time from the central Phoenix area.  If you are driving from other areas of the Council, still take I-40 to exit 178.

(Events will include some or all of the following skills)

First Aid, Shelter Building, Lashing, Knot Tying, Orienteering, Fire Building/Cooking, Sled Racing, Shooting, Cold Water Rescue, Marching, and Signal Building

 

PATROL ITEMS NEEDED FOR THE KLONDIKE

A patrol-built sled no longer than 6 feet no wider than 18 inches.  No outriggers on the sled.  The sled should be built with the ability to attach wheels in the event there is no snow.  The sled is used to carry equipment.  All items needed to participate in the events should be on your sled at the start of the event without returning to your campsite.  Hint:  If you were sledding across the Canadian wilderness, what would you need?

10 Scout essentials    see your scout handbook for what to bring

A complete First Aid Kit with all items that might be needed to perform First Aid and rescue of accident victim.  Bring items to actually use.

Fire building materials to include method to start and sustain a cooking fire.

Compass

Items to build a shelter that will incorporate your sled and accommodate your entire patrol.

Rope

Extra points for Canadian clothing, flags, or hats
 

 

WHAT IS COLD WEATHER CAMPING?

The Boy Scouts of America defines cold weather as any camping that takes place when the high temperature of the day is 50 degrees F or below and is or could be involving cold, wet or windy conditions.

No camping is quite as exhilarating or challenging as the done in cold weather.  Cold weather is not just camping in snow.  It may involve hiking, snow shoeing, or skiing.  Regardless – cold weather is fun.

 

PREPARING FOR COLD WEATHER

The single most important point of cold weather camping is that the cold is not as bad as it seems.  Your attitude about the cold has a greater effect on your enjoyment of the camping than does the weather.  Thus, cold weather is no excuse for not camping.  In fact succeeding at cold weather camping can be a great source of personal satisfaction.  Cold can be unpleasant and may provide a great excuse for quitting.  But a major hurdle is overcome once you learn to handle the cold and decide that it needs not interfere with the fun of camping.

Cold weather camping takes planning and training. Check out literature on cold weather camping to prepare properly for this type of outing. The preceding paragraph is straight out of the BSA’s handbook on cold weather camping. Here are some other good resources: Okpik, Cold Weather Camping BSA, The Boy Scout Field Book, and The Venture Handbook

Be sure that each patrol plans well for food and cooking. In cold weather camping our body will burn more energy that on traditional outings.  Make sure that there are plenty of high energy snacks and water. Firewood and water will not be provided for campsites;

 

 

BSA POLICY ON THE USE OF CHEMICAL FUEL

This policy directs Boy Scouts of America members how to safely store, handle, and use chemical fuels and equipment. Safety and environmental awareness concerns have persuaded many campers to move away from traditional outdoor campfires in favor of chemical-fueled equipment used for cooking, heating, and lighting. Be aware that chemical fuels and equipment create very different hazards than traditional wood, charcoal, and other solid fuels; this policy defines how to address those hazards.

Before any chemical fuels or chemical-fueled equipment is used, an adult knowledgeable about chemical fuels and equipment, including regulatory requirements, should resolve any hazards not specifically addressed within this policy.

Definitions

Chemical fuels—Liquid, gaseous, or gelled fuels.

Approved chemical-fueled equipment—Commercially manufactured equipment, including stoves, grills, burners, heaters, and lanterns that are designed to be used with chemical fuels.

Prohibited chemical-fueled equipment—Equipment that is handcrafted, homemade, modified, or installed beyond the manufacturer’s stated design limitations or use. Examples include alcohol-burning “can” stoves, smudge pots, improperly installed heaters, and propane burners with their regulators removed.

Chemical fuels not recommended—Unleaded gasoline; liquid alcohol fuels, including isopropyl alcohol, denatured ethyl alcohol, and ethanol; and other flammable chemicals that are not in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions for chemical-fueled equipment.

Storing, Handling, and Using Chemical Fuels and Equipment

An adult knowledgeable about chemical fuels and equipment should always supervise youths involved in the storage, handling, and use of chemical fuels and equipment.

Operate and maintain chemical-fueled equipment according to the manufacturer’s instructions and in facilities or areas only where and when permitted.

Using liquid fuels for starting any type of fire—including lighting damp wood, charcoal, and ceremonial campfires or displays—is prohibited.

No flames in tents. This includes burning any solid, liquid, gel, or gas fuel—including tents or teepees that feature or support stoves or fires; and any chemical-fueled equipment or catalytic heaters.

Store chemical fuels in their original containers or in containers designed for immediate use. Securely store any spare fuel away from sources of ignition, buildings, and tents.

During transport and storage, properly secure chemical fuel containers in an upright, vertical position.

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