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Council Klondike


Council Klondike
Date
Last Day To Register
1/18/2020 11:55 PM
Location
29614 Jaguar St
Macon, MO 63552, US
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January 31 to February 1, 2020

Missouri National Guard Training Center, Macon MO

 

Registration

Registration will be via DoubleKnot on the council webpage and will close at 5:00 PM on January 18.  No late registrants can be accommodated!  The registration fee is $10 per youth and $5 per adult, (covers the patch, insurance, and program materials).  Payment will be made at check-in.  Checks (made out to Boy Scouts) are preferred. 

 

Event Information for Troops and Crews

Camping and Check-In

Troops and Crews are encouraged to camp out and check-in for the Klondike on Friday night.  Units that are not camping will need to check in between 8:00 AM and 8:15 AM on Saturday, February 1.  The opening ceremony will be at 8:20 AM.  Events start at 8:30 AM and run until noon when we’ll break for lunch and the cooking contest.  The closing event of the Klondike will be the Troop Sled Race at 1:30 PM. 

 

Meals

Meals on Friday night and Saturday morning are on your own.  You may bring wood with you, and there may be wood available if you cannot bring your own.  Burn barrels are required, and there are a limited number available on site, so if you have your own, please bring them.

 

Leaders’ Meeting

There will be a leader’s meeting/cracker barrel on Friday night.  More details will be available when you arrive. 

 

Volunteers Needed!

Every troop that registers for the Klondike needs to provide at least ONE adult leader to help man a Klondike station or help with the Gold Rush.  Each troop will also be asked to assist in either set-up or clean-up.  Please email Phil Leatherman (phil_leatherman@ yahoo.com) or text him (573-822-3666) or Jim McCormick (jmccormi@truman.edu) or text Jim at (660-956-2990) when you register with the names of potential helpers, the area that they can help with, and what other jobs your unit can help with.  You can also contact him with questions at any time.

 

Travois

Each patrol should be prepared to construct a travois onsite to haul their gear around.  There will be a sled race using the traditional Klondike sled; we just won’t be using sleds to haul gear, unless there is enough snow.  The travois must be constructed from wood using lashings (no nails, bolts, or other fasteners) and cannot have wheels.  Other than that, units are given some latitude as to the design and construction of their travois, but anything deemed to be unsafe or not scout-like will not be allowed.  If the travois comes apart during the competition, the patrol must repair it or be prepared to haul their gear on their backs for the remainder of the events.

 

Sleds

Specifications for sleds to be used in the Troop Sled Race will be available at the January Roundtable.  If you’d like a copy before that, let Phil Leatherman know.

 

Events

The events for the Klondike will emphasize T-2-1 skills (fire building, knot tying, map and compass, first aid, etc.), winter rescue and survival skills, plus special challenges.

 

More Information for Troops and Crews

Boy Scout Patrol Equipment List

•Container for Water                                  •Patrol Flag                                         •Scout Handbook

•Notebook and Pencil                                 •Two Heavy Blankets                          •Ropes or Twine (for lashing)

•Tarp (medium-sized)                                  •20-30 ft 1/4” Rope                            •Compass (one per scout)

•Materials for a travois                               •Sled (no wheels, or removable wheels)

•First Aid Kit (and other first aid supplies)              •Poles or Scout staves (one for each patrol member)

•Fire Building Supplies (including fire wood, matches, a bow saw, and a hatchet)

 

 

Directions to the National Guard Training Center

From the south

Take 63 north toward Macon.  You will enter the city limits of Macon and see the National Guard Armory on the left.  Just before the Armory entrance there is a dirt road called Kermit Road (also known as Missouri National Guard Road), turn left from 63 onto this road.  Continue until you reach a stop sign.  Turn left at the stop sign onto Coates Street.  At the bottom of the hill, bear right.  You are now on Jaguar Street (County Road 718 B). In about a half-mile, the entrance to the National Guard Training Facility will be on your left.  Turn to enter the facility and follow the road to the top of the hill, where you will turn right.  The camp HQ will be in a building on your right (look for the sign) and you will check in there.  Please park in the area to the east of the fenced-in area.

 

From the north

If you are traveling 36 from either the east or west, take the Macon exit to south 63.  People coming from the north will already be on 63, and just need to continue on.  Drive on 63 south through Macon.  At the south end of Macon, you will see the National Guard Armory on your right.  Take a right on the dirt road immediately south of the Armory entrance (Kermit Road, also known as Missouri National Guard Road).  Continue until you reach a stop sign.  Turn left at the stop sign onto Coates Street.  At the bottom of the hill, bear right.  You are now on Jaguar Street (County Road 718 B). In about a half-mile, the entrance to the National Guard Training Facility will be on your left.  Turn to enter the facility and follow the road to the top of the hill, where you will turn right.  The camp HQ will be in a building on your right (look for the sign) and you will check in there.  Please park in the area to the east of the fenced-in area.

 

For Sled Rules click HERE

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Cost
$5.00 per Adult
$10.00 per Youth