Webelos Klondike 2002
Manitoga District of Westchester-Putnam Council, BSA
Saturday, February 23, 2002
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
FDR State Park - Yorktown Heights, New York
Our annual Manitoga District Webelos Klondike is a great winter outdoor
scouting event. Webelos have fun while learning and practicing a
variety of scout skills and doing fun activities at the stations, and racing
their Klondike sleds.
Different from past years when adults ran the event, Scouts from Boy
Scout Troop 174 in Yorktown Heights will organize and run the Webelos Klondike.
Crew 2279 in Tarrytown will run the Ice Rescue Station, and provide First
Parents are encouraged to attend the Klondike. Bring your camera.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
February 13, 2002 deadline for pre-registration with full payment
received at Council.
Different from past years, late registration will NOT be accepted.
Walk-ins or Webelos who are not pre-registered will NOT be allowed
$6 per person. Use the Pre-Registration Form.
Prior to a long Klondike sled adventure, one must be well
prepared for the adventure one is about to undertake.
9:00 a.m. Check in for pre-registered groups only is at the
stone Concession Stand building located near Parking Lot #1. An adult
from your sled group must present your completed Sled Roster form and your
sled’s can of hot cocoa mix. Then, your Webelos pull their sled to
the inspection area. Please present your group and your sled, which
should contain all the requested items, for inspection.
9:40 a.m. Opening ceremony and announcements
9:50 a.m. Stations:
Knife and ax
Sled obstacle course
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Sled races
1:45 p.m. Closing ceremony
What to bring:
Bag lunch and beverage
Hot cup, labeled with your name and Pack number, for hot cocoa.
Appropriate clothing and footwear, raingear (if needed)
Pack or den items:
Large (26 ounces) can of hot cocoa mix to donate per sled at check-in
Sturdy Klondike sled for every 6 Webelos (suggested maximum)
Sled supplies. Each sled will be inspected for the presence of these
First aid kit
Two 6 ft. poles
Flint and steel set per pair of Webelos
6 ft. rope per Webelos
Plastic garbage bag
Flag made by Webelos
One Silva-type base compass per sled (recommended, but not essential)
Sleds: Packs or dens bring sleds, which may be borrowed
from a Boy Scout troop or built by the Webelos den. A list of Boy
Scout troops is at http://www.wpcbsa.org/District/Manitoga/
A suggested sled construction plan is at http://bsatroop174.tripod.com/Y2002/KbSledA.gif
If carefully constructed your sled can be used year after year by other
members of your Pack.
Sled Races: Only one Webelos is behind the sled steering, all the
other Webelos in your sled group are in the front pulling on ropes.
If your Den Chief is participating in the Klondike he may only steer.
Den Chiefs are not allowed to pull a sled in the Webelos Klondike.
Each sled must have a minimum of two adults, one of whom must be a registered
No one is allowed to ride in the sled.
Sled supplies must be secured so they do not fall out of the sled during
the Klondike. Using the tarp to line the sled and securing the supplies
on top of the tarp usually works well.
Each sled group should choose a Klondike den name and create a flag, which
is attached to their sled for identification and den spirit.
Food: All participants are encouraged to eat a big breakfast
before arrival. Hot cocoa will be provided at the stone Concession
Stand building. Remember, bring your own lunch and beverage.
No part of the sled or Webelos may be over the starting line at the start.
No one may ride in the sled.
No lifting the sled off the ground
The whole sled and all the sled members have to cross over the finish line.
The judges' decision is final.
Safety for all the participants is critical. Reckless behavior will
Clothing: Proper winter clothing and footwear are essential
for the comfort of all participants. Dress for the weather.
Avoid cotton. Clothing should be worn in layers. Proper footwear
includes winter waterproof boots or rubber boots, depending on conditions.
Bring raingear, if needed. Hats, gloves, jackets, and boots
are mandatory. NO SNEAKERS!
Conduct and Sportmanship: The Scout Law and Outdoor Code
must be followed at all times.
Scout Law: “A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly,
courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.”
Boy Scouts of America Outdoor Code: “As an American, I will do
my best to be clean in my outdoor manners, be careful with fire, be considerate
in the outdoors, and be conservation-minded.”
Cub Scout leaders and parents are responsible for their boys.
They should know where their boys are, what they are doing, encourage good
sportsmanship, and maintain order and discipline.
Fires: Ground fires are prohibited.
First aid: Emergency first aid is available at the stone
Concession Stand building.
Garbage: Use the garbage bag in your sled. FDR State
Park is a carry-in, carry-out park, so each group must take its garbage
State Park in Yorktown Heights. From the Taconic State Parkway,
take the “FDR State Park” exit. The Webelos Klondike is near
Parking Lot #1.
Parking: Park in Parking Lot #1 in the FDR State Park.
Restrooms: Restrooms are in the stone Concession Stand
Cancellation: The Klondike will be held whether there is
snow or not. The Klondike will not be cancelled due to snow because
this is a winter outdoor event. However, in case of hazardous driving
conditions listen to the WHUD 100.7 FM radio station.
Event Information: Margaret L., volunteer
(914) 962-1032 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Event Chairman: Christopher Long, Scoutmaster of Boy Scout
Troop 174 in Yorktown Heights
Westchester-Putnam Council, BSA
Last revised Dec. 21, 2001