Webelos Klondike 2003 Information
Manitoga District of Westchester-Putnam Council, BSA
Saturday, February 22, 2003
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
FDR State Park - Yorktown Heights, New York
$6 per person


PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
February 12, 2003 is the deadline for pre-registration with full payment received at Council.
Use the attached Pre-Registration Form.  Late registration will NOT be accepted.
Walk-ins or Webelos who are not pre-registered will NOT be allowed to participate.

NEW THIS YEAR
Each Pack MUST submit a Local Tour Permit to Council by February 8, 2003.
Each Pack MUST have one BSA Youth Protection trained adult present at the Klondike.


   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.
   Parents are encouraged to attend the Klondike.  Bring your camera.
   Boy Scouts from Troop 174 Yorktown Heights will organize and run the Webelos Klondike.  Venturing Crew 2279 Tarrytown will run the Ice Rescue Station, and provide First Aid support.

Schedule:

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 sleds 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.
   Prior to a long Klondike sled adventure, one must be well prepared for the adventure one is about to undertake.

What to bring:

Additional Information

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 attached.  A suggested sled construction plan is at http://bsatroop174.tripod.com/Y2003/wKbSledA.gif  If carefully constructed, members of your Pack can use your sled for many years.

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.
o No part of the sled or Webelos may be over the starting line before the start.
o No one may ride in the sled.
o No lifting the sled off the ground
o The whole sled and all the sled members have to cross over the finish line.
o The judges' decision is final.
o Safety for all the participants is critical.  Reckless behavior will cause elimination.
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.  A hat, gloves, warm coat, and boots are mandatory.  NO SNEAKERS!

Conduct and Sportmanship:  Use the Buddy System.
       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.  BSA 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.

Food:  Everyone should eat a hearty breakfast before arrival.  Hot cocoa will be available at the stone Concession Stand building.  Remember to bring your own lunch and beverage.

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 home.

Location:  FDR 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 building.

Cancellation:  The Klondike will be held whether there is snow on the ground or not.  If it is snowing or raining the Klondike will not be cancelled because this is a winter outdoor scout event.  However, in case of hazardous driving conditions listen to radio station WHUD 100.7 FM.

Event Information:
Jason L., Senior Patrol Leader of Boy Scout Troop 174 in Yorktown Heights
(914) 526-4149 or send an email message to Jason via the Scoutmaster.
Information is on Boy Scout Troop 174s website  http://troop174.info/ and the
Westchester-Putnam Council website  http://www.wpcbsa.org/

Event Chairman:  Christopher Long, Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 174 in Yorktown Heights

Klondike sleds may be borrowed from a Boy Scout troop.

For more information about Boy Scout troops call Council at (914) 773-1135.



Last revised Jan. 6, 2003