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Gold Rush Competition - 1998

 Gold Rush X

February 13th - 14th - 15th

Dear Troop Leader,

This year's Gold Rush is fast approaching. If you haven't done so already, mark your calendar for Fri., Sat. and Sun. Feb. 13th through 15th, 1998 to come and join us in the fun and excitement of the Yukon. There will be challenging cities which will test camper skills, group cooperation, and scout spirit. The activity fee per person for this event is $6.00 in advance and $7.00 at the door on Saturday, and this will be collected at the W. C. Moorhead Museum when you register upon arrival. This fee does include one event patch per participant and lunch on Saturday.

Due to the abnormally warm winter weather, we anticipate that there may not be snow for this year's event. For that reason we urge all groups to rely on back packs instead of Klondike Sleds this year.

It is requested that each participating group or troop provide one (1) volunteer to work as an event helper. Volunteers are needed to provide relief to other event workers and help event staff where needed for the duration of the Saturday event schedule. PLEASE help us by providing one volunteer from your group.

Camper departure time will be no later than noon on Sunday. Make plans to be checked out before 11AM.

  LEADERSHIP......... (average age 14 and older)
 
As in the past, there will be three (3) classes of competitors
for the event:
 
SCOUTS................ (average age less than 13½)
  WEBELOS CLASS......(younger)

 
The equipment that will be needed by each participating patrol is as follows:
 
Additionally, equipment that will be needed by each participant is as follows:
 
a compass a pen or pencil
matches a neckerchief
a first aid kit one piece of rope 6 feet long
a Scout Handbook or Fieldbook
a pocket knife or lockback knife  

In keeping with the 10th point of The Scout Law, there will be a Campsite Inspection sometime during the day, resulting in an award for BEST CAMPSITE / CABIN. As is the tradition, a hot lunch of chili and hot dogs will be provided midday Sat. for this event, at Kimble Hall, sponsored by the Camp Tuscazoar Foundation. A packet will be available for each group as they check in which will include the detailed schedule for the event. Further instructions for the Saturday events will be explained at the Patrol Leader's and Adult Leader's Cracker-barrel on Friday night. We will try to have plenty of firewood on hand for your convenience, at the campsites and the cities. We do ask that you leave a stack of "courtesy wood" in your site upon your leaving after the event.

Any vehicles permitted to enter the main camp must stay on the main service roadways, and must be returned to the parking lot IMMEDIATELY after unloading. This will depend, of course, on the surface conditions within the camp and is left up to the Ranger's discretion.

Patrols will be asked to participate in the Sat. night "RENDEZVOUS" at Kimble Hall. If you wish to participate, please turn in your skit, song, sparkler, etc. by 5:00 PM Sat. to Bob Spencer at Gold Rush Headquarters in Duryee Lodge.

Camper departure time will be no later than 12 noon on Sunday. At noon the gates will be locked.

We look forward to seeing you at the GOLD RUSH!!!

Don Selby, chairman & Bob Spencer, co-chairman

Click Here to view the pictures and review of last year's 1997 Gold Rush.