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Alaskan Goldrush 2010

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Winter fun and competition at the Baden-Powell Alaskan Goldrush!  You will pull your sled from "town" to "town" (event to event) competing in various Scout skills.  The event will be held at Camp Hart (where we hosted the Fall Camporee) but we'll be camping next door at Camp Trinity
  • Location:  We're arriving at and camping at Camp Trinity, directions here ==>  DIRECTIONS (GPS: 40.357386,-75.42876).  We'll be camping in the Dining Hall; Troop 577 will be there too, camping in the Lodge.

  • The Klondike Derby is at Camp Hart.  If you arrive after 8AM Saturday you should go directly to Camp Hart ==> DIRECTIONS (GPS: 40.36458,-75.426915).  Call a Troop 98 leader's cell phone if you can't find us right away.

  • Depart:  From St. Dunstan's at 6PM on Friday (try to arrive by 5:45).  Check in with the Registrar Scout, get your car assignment, and put your things in that car immediately.  If there's no room, put your things in the trailer.

  • Return:  To St. Dunstan's at 11AM on Sunday

  • What should you bring?  
    • Warm clothes in layers (you'll be outside all day: wool, fleece, a wooly hat, not a ballcap, two pairs of gloves)
    • Good boots or shoes (the Klondike people specifically said NO SNEAKERS) with warm socks (wool over cotton is best)
    • Your Scout shirt with a turtleneck or something to wear underneath it, and your name tag
    • A full change of clothes; you may need it on Saturday evening
    • A flashlight or headlamp
    • Rain gear, a compass, your Troop 98 Permission Slip (to be sent later).  It's possible that it will snow or rain on Saturday.  Be Prepared.  
    • Eating gear and a cup you can carry with you during the day (for hot cocoa in the dining hall at Camp Hart).  Put your name on everything!

  • We will be sleeping in a dining hall, on a wooden floor.  We will do our best to heat the building with firewood and coal, but bring your warmest sleeping bag (or two sleeping bags), warm (and clean) clothes to sleep in (like sweats) plus a clean hat, gloves and socks to sleep in, an extra blanket that you could put above or below you (wool is best), and at least one sleeping pad or even a cot to put underneath you.

  • Cards, board games or something else you can play inside the cabin at night (nothing electronic)
If you want to know what the events are going to be like (and what to practice and bring) check out the patrol leader's guide here:  GUIDE

Pictures from last year's Klondike (similar to the Goldrush) are here:  2009 Klondike