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					Winter Camp 2008                                                           Winter Camp 2008

                           Pack 115 Klondike Derby
A Klondike Derby is a fun way to learn new camping and winter survival skills. Although
at the Boy Scout level a Klondike Derby is often a competition, our derby is not. It is
strictly for fun and learning.

The theme for the Winter Camp 2008 Klondike Derby is the Klondike Gold Rush. Each
team of boys is a group of prospectors teamed up to find gold. Each cabin will
represent a phase in the journey of the prospectors, with an obstacle they must
overcome.

Each team (cabin) will pull a Klondike sled with their team equipment from station to
station, weather permitting. At each station, they will learn a skill or perform an activity.
 Their sled and each station will contain equipment they will need for these tasks. Each
sled is provided with poles and some tie-down rope. Each team should provide
neckerchiefs or bandanas for each boy. The sleds can also be used to carry water
bottles, snacks, spare clothing and packs, but no one should ride on the sled.

Each den will set up one skill station at their cabin prior to the start of the derby. The
camp will be divided into two loops of four stations. Each team starts at their home
cabin, and proceeds around the loop according to the schedule provided (schedule is
separate from this document). Some of the cabin adults should remain at the cabin to
run the station, while the rest accompany the boys on the trail. There will be 40 minutes
for each station. So in that period of time, the team should perform the activity and get
to the next station. If you finish your current station early, please stay at that station
until it is time to move to the next station. Please try to arrive on time at each station.

Skills for Webelos scouts will be slightly more difficult than for Tiger/Wolf/Bear scouts.
Small treats will be provided for as rewards for completion of skill.

Possible afternoon activities: (Cabin leaders should have a plan and bring any
necessary materials)
Claim Jumpers - snow soccer, using an inner tube for a ball
Ultimate Frisbee
Frisbee Golf on the BSA course
Hiking
Sledding
Arts & crafts
Activity from Scout Book – to work towards or complete a requirement




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Tiger/Wolf/Bear Station 2: Signaling & Team Timbers
Teamwork and Sportsmanship

Host: Den 1 Wolves at Lookout Cabin

Signaling Scenario: Each den will learn about using signaling flags to send messages.
Have each den break into pairs and have one pair send a message using flags to
another pair. Switch sides and repeat the exercise.

   Preparation Required:
   Cabin leader make two signaling stations and create messages for the scouts to
   send to one another.

   Materials Required:
     Pack provides: Flags and signaling diagram.


Team Timbers. A quick and fun team building exercise that both scouts and adults
can participate in. Have the den line up on the timbers in no particular order and then
instruct them to arrange themselves by height, age or any other fun idea you can come
up with. The trick is for no one to fall off as they try and move along the timber.

   Preparation Required:
   Put the timbers together in a flat open space.


   Materials Required:
     Pack provides: Team Timbers, instruction guide and prizes.
     Den/cabin provides: fun




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Tiger/Wolf/Bear Station 3: Man Down!
First Aid

Host: Den 2 Tigers at Susquehanna Cabin/ Troop 115

Scenario: A claim-mate fell down and broke their arm/leg. Review first aid with scouts.
Learn to splint arm or leg break, do 2-man hand carry, do 4-man stretcher carry, other
first aid as desired. Scouts take turns carrying volunteer scout(s) at least 25 yards on
stretcher.

   Preparation Required: Review First Aid for splinting and carrying, etc.



   Materials Required:
     Pack provides: tarps (to make stretchers using poles on sleds), extra poles if
     needed
     Den/cabin provides: splints (paint stirrers, flat thin boards, magazines, sticks),
     bandanas/neckerchiefs for splinting, other first aid supplies as desired, treats

Note Troop 115 will be helping with the station




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Tiger/Wolf/Bear Station 4: Find Your Gold Claim (Orienteering)
Compass Skills

Host: Den 4 at Conowingo Cabin/

Scenario: You are a group of miners searching for gold. The object is to return to your
base camp safely. Review compass skills with scouts. Have scouts work individually (if
there are enough compasses) or divide into 2-boy teams. Starting each time from a
central start point, locate 4 different markers, and take a compass bearing on some
object. Each scout/team should have a different set of directions, so the teams work
independently. Adults help scouts as needed.

   Preparation Required: Cabin leader should set up 5-6 different markers, and
   prepare cards for up to five teams. Each card should have the markers in a different
   order. Cards should have compass bearings and distances on them.

   Materials Required:
     Pack provides: 4-5 compasses, 6-10 numbered or lettered markers, Cub Scout
     orienteering packet, prizes

      Den/cabin provides: index cards for directions, paper and pencil for writing down
      bearing to objects




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Tiger/Wolf/Bear Station 5: Retrieve the Gold Nugget & Knots
Rappelling Skills and Teamwork

Host: Den 5 Bears

Retrieve the Gold Nugget Scenario:
Your team has dropped their biggest gold nugget down a hill. Using the rope on the hill,
maneuver down the hill, retrieve the nugget, and climb back up the hill.

  Preparation Required:
  Cabin leader needs to set up a rope going up/down a relatively steep hill. Review
  basic rappelling techniques and safety with the boys (how to hold rope, verbal
  commands, etc.). The boys should then take turns lowering themselves down the
  slope, retrieve the gold, and climb back up the rope.

  Materials required:
     Pack provides: rope
     Den/cabin provides: treats (can use as “gold nugget” at bottom of hill)


Knot tying skills. Use if there is extra time and/or to entertain scouts in larger
dens who are waiting for their turn at rappelling.


  Preparation Required:
  Cabin leader needs to set up a knot tying area. Go over two or three basic knots
  (e.g. square knot, half hitch, bowline).

  Materials required:
     Pack provides: rope, prizes
     Den/cabin provides: knot-tying demo




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                             Webelo Stations
Webelo Station 1: Search, Rescue, and Shelter
Search and Survival Skills

Host: Den 11 Webelo 1‟s at Cole Lodge

Scenario: A claim-mate has been missing from camp since…early this morning. He
was last seen heading out to look for…firewood, in…that general direction. Review
good practices to prepare for a hike, including what supplies to take for emergencies or
in case you get lost. Organize a searching party to locate him and bring him back to
camp. Review good lost-in-woods practices and common tracking signs with scouts.
Look for signs/markers he might have left. Use organized search technique. When
claim-mate found, briefly review first aid treatments. The scouts should rig a shelter and
make a ground bed using only the materials available at station/on sled and what is
available in the wild. If desired, have scouts practice carrying each other back to camp
using appropriate techniques (make a litter/stretcher with tarp, use hand carries, etc.).

   Preparation Required:
   Review good practices for not getting lost (tell others where you are going, use map,
   compass, etc.); review good lost-in-woods practices; review common tracking signs
   marker; review organized search techniques and what to take on search; review
   shelter building techniques. Make a dummy claim-mate (use a sack with a hat on it,
   or use an adult dummy volunteer) and hide dummy in woods some distance from
   camp. Establish a tracking sign or two in woods for scouts to find that will help lead
   them to him.

   Materials Required:
     Pack provides: “Lost in Woods Survival Rules” poster, tarps (to make stretcher or
     litter using poles from sleds), prizes
     Den/Cabin provides: dummy




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Webelo Station 2: Burn the Wanted Poster
Fire Building Skills

Host: Den 7 Webelo 2‟s at Pioneer Cabin

Scenario: The sheriff wants one of your claim-mates for something he didn‟t do. Burn
the wanted poster that was hanging in camp. Working as a team, the boys need to
build a fire to burn the string with the wanted poster wrapped around it. The man idea
is for the scouts to learn basic fire building skills and with an emphasis on safety.

   Preparation Required: Have fire safe area and materials on hand. Provide quick
   instruction on basic fire building. Suspend strings so the wanted posters are 15-18
   inches above ground level. Have scouts build fires in teams of no more than 3 per
   team. Teams can compete to burn poster fastest.

   Materials Required:
     Pack provides: wanted posters, prizes
     Den/cabin provides: fire materials (matches, small kindling that can light with a
     match, small dry sticks), string


If time provides:
„All Aboard‟ quick team building exercise: lay a tarp on the ground and have all the
scouts stand on it. Fold it in half and once again have all the scouts stand on it. Keep
folding it in half until someone falls off, should be quick and fun.




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             Webelo Station 3: Biathlon
Teamwork and Sportsmanship

Host: Dens 10 Webelo 1‟s at Prospect Cabin

Scenario: Each team of miners claims ownership of the same stash of gold nuggets.
In the spirit of sportsmanship, the teams decide to compete for ownership through a
friendly biathlon competition. Divide scouts into teams of 2 or 3 scouts each. Teams
race to complete a loop course one or more times on team skis. At points along the
loop (or after completing each loop), the teams stop to shoot Nerf guns at targets.
Good sportsmanship and teamwork is emphasized.

   Preparation Required:
   Cabin leader should set up loop ski course around or over chosen obstacles (e.g.,
   trees, logs, markers, snow piles, etc.) and should also set up one or two accuracy
   stations along the ski path. Accuracy station(s) must be in safe location(s) and
   rigorously controlled (like archery or BB gun stations are run). Nerf guns and
   ammunition remain at the accuracy stations and under strict control of adults.
   Safety glasses must be worn by all scouts and adults at accuracy stations.

   Materials Required:
     Pack provides: 2 pairs of team skis (each pair accommodates up to 5 scouts),
     Nerf guns, Nerf darts, frozen, pie tin targets, safety glasses, prizes

      Den/Cabin provides: string to tie up targets, marker cones if desired




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Webelo Station 4: Find Your Gold Claim (Orienteering)
Compass Skills

Host: Den 11/7, Troop 115 Boy Scouts at Dan Beard Cabin

Scenario: You are a group of miners searching for gold. The object is to return to your
base camp safely. Have scouts work individually (if there are enough compasses) or
divide into 2-boy teams. Start at the start marker, and follow a simple trail to 4 or 5
different markers, going from each marker to the next. Each team should have a
different trail.

   Preparation Required: Cabin leader needs to set up a few different trails to a
   selection of 10 or so markers, so not all the boys/teams visit the same markers
   together.

   Materials Required:
     Pack provides: 4-5 compasses, 6-10 numbered or lettered markers, Cub Scout
     orienteering packet, prizes

      Den/cabin provides: index cards for directions, paper and pencil for writing down
      bearing to objects




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