General Information
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 Aid support.

Parents are encouraged to attend the Klondike.  Bring your camera.

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 to participate.

$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.

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 at   A suggested sled construction plan is at  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. 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.

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 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 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       (914) 773-1135
Last revised Dec. 21, 2001