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.
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.
What to bring:
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.
o No part of the sled or Webelos may be over the starting line before the start.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!
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.
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.
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 174’s 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.