Gold Rush Competition - 2018
January 26-28, 2018
ALERT: The northern road to camp has been closed indefinitely due to land slippage. Boy Scout Road, between SR 212 and the camp entrance, has been
closed to vehicle traffic. The southern route to camp via SR 416 remains open. Click here to view a map.
The Gold Rush will include:
- Trail-side stations requiring outdoor skills
- Saturday night auction
- Saturday breakfast and supper
- Sunday breakfast
- Friday cracker-barrel for adult leaders and SPLs
- Saturday lunch for leaders
- Free tent camping
- Unique patch
The 2018 Gold Rush at Camp Tuscazoar will once again require the use of: SKILL + ENDURANCE + STRATEGY & LUCK to determine an overall winner for the competition.
Those familiar with previous events can expect the same type of competition. The winner is not who finishes first, but rather who finishes with the fastest time. Nuggets are worth time, so the more nuggets you earn, the more your final time is reduced. Also, competitors will cook chili on the trail for lunch on Saturday.
Previously, a "best patrol" pan was awarded to the top scoring patrol and troops or groups with more than one patrol had their scores averaged to get a final score for the overall pan award winners. No longer will scores be averaged for multiple patrol troops. The number of pans a group takes home will depend solely on the scores of each participating patrol.
HINT: A wealth of outdoor knowledge will certainly assist you in obtaining a good time for your scorecard. Keep in mind that having the skill to work together might help you along just as well.
Thanks to Brian Quinn, program director, for planning the event again this year.
Due to limited parking at camp, please plan to car pool if possible.
Friday night registration and check-in at the museum until 9:30 p.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Saturday. Competition begins at 9 a.m. and is open to any group that wants to join in.
Cost is $20 per participant. Tent sites are free for the weekend. Cabin fees are additional.
Make your reservations with the camp by emailing the camp at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
You can view many more photos on our Facebook group page.
2018 Gold Rush Sled Equipment List
- 1 Sled (of any type)
- HAT, COAT, BOOTS and GLOVES (EACH MEMBER WITH THE SLED SHOULD HAVE)
- Nugget Pouch
- Poles = 3- 5ft. & 2- 3ft.
- Rope = 5- 10-15ft. Lengths
- Wood & Matches or Camp Stove (for cooking lunch)
- Food & Utensils (for patrol and judges)
- Lunch: Maximum nugget potential requires spending a minimum of 30 minutes preparing a hot cooked meal (Chili)and clean-up afterwards.
- Water (personal and patrol)
- Grill or Garbage Can Lid (to keep fires off bare ground)
- Tarp (approx. 9 x 12 ft.)
- Compass (at least one)
- Pencil & Paper
- Ax and/or Hatchet (with a sheath)
- Hand Saw
- Patrol First Aid Kit
- Plastic Bag (for the patrol score card)
- Watch (or method of keeping time)
Note: Not all items on this list may necessarily be used. However, if you have all of the items on the list you should be able to complete any required skill for a city.