The 2020 Klondike Information Packet is ready for you to analyze! Klondike is January 24-26 at St. Thomas Camp near Monarch. The packet covers registration, patrol sizes, event scoring, critical performance indicators, and general expectations.
Please let me know your Troop’s attendance by January 20th so that the Camporee Committee can appropriately plan supplies and prizes. Email or text me at email@example.com and 406-788-0657
The 2019 Klondike was a test of will and endurance for the boys and adults alike. When I arrived a 2 pm Mr. Jewett and I had to deal with another foot of snow on the road to camp. We immediately called the snow plow guy, Marvin Croft, and begged for another pass thru camp. He made it in good time as I do not think cars would have made it to the top. Parking once again was a real test of stacking imagination. We had a turnout of 91 people for the event and 92 vehicles which were an impressive thing to watch as the Scoutmasters Marshall-ed their Troops into a coordinated attack on the snow. The Troops of 12,151,155 even shoveled out their own parking spots.
Troops 1, 4, 28 and 14 took the front parade area and had snow at about 2 feet deep. Troops 7 and 26 were winning the battle over the snow when to the rescue was Robert Burton’s snow blower which easily handled the deep snow. Luckily the snow was fresh and light and moved much easier than it could have been.
Saturday morning brought a cold clear sunny day with
perfect conditions for a Klondike.
We had many tasks for the boys to complete which took
about 2.5 hours to complete. At lunch the boys cooked foil dinners with a
secret ingredient of SPAM. The winner was Troop 14 with their concoction called
Wham Bam Thank You Spam and Troop 28 closely followed them with their Hawaiian
Luau Sweet and Sour Spam. All of the meals were a treat and I enjoyed the
Most helpful Scout was Michael Menvey of Troop 1 who
won a nice BSA red wool coat.
Troop 28 won the best knife creation from their
Leadership that finished a knife blank donated by Tim Locke.
The sled races were won by Troop 14 followed by Troop 1 only 1 second behind.
Overall Results were:
First Place Troop 14 with a score of 1746
Second place Troop 26 with a score of 1347
Third place Troop 28 with a score of 1331
Fourth was Troop 7 Wolf Pack with 1189
Fifth was Troop 4 with 1151
The Yeti was captured by Troop 14 as well as the bag
Troop 28 rescued Mr Locke ( in absentee) from the Yeti
Thank you to my helpers on the Committee: Tami Lucas, Mike “The Yeti” Lucas, Rex Jewett, and Sandra Dee.
Next will be Spring Camporee with the new Troop 10
competing, so get ready to rock on a trip to Augusta ,MT
Hi all. I am missing a large green rectangular bag known as an A3 bag from Klondike. It has my last name BOYD written on the top, and a pair of boots, gloves, and most importantly, a large jar of extra crunchy peanut butter and a jar of raspberry preserves in it.
If anyone has a bag fitting this description, can you please call me at 231-9570? I would forever be grateful with being reunited with my bag, and most importantly, my Peanut Butter and Jelly.
Greetings from the Camping Committee,
We had another successful Klondike with great weather and a great turnout from the District. Thank you’s go out to Troop 1,Troop 4, Troop 7, Troop 14, troop 26, Troop 28, Troop 1151, and Troop 1155. All came and efficiently set up their camps in record time.
Friday night started out worrisome as the bathrooms once again froze up in anticipation of our arrival. Luckily, Troop 7 stepped up and brought us Porti Potties from Waste Management (thank you all). You saved the day. Troop 7 also brought up a two stage snow blower to deal with the 15 inches of snow. (smart thinking).
Friday night was also home to the Pizza Travelers Feast and Ice Cream Social sponsored by the Lewis & Clark District Camporee Committee. The lodge was toasty warm thanks to Shawn at Rotary Headquarters. It was needed because it was in low teens at morning time.
Saturday brought the events such as:
the Infamous sled races.
The results are as follows:
Fourth place Troop 14 Snowballs with 223 nuggets
Third place Troop 4 Silver-back Gorillas with 225 nuggets
Second place Troop 7 Wolves with 228 nuggets
First place Troop 28 Wild Stallions with 229 nuggets
WOW! that was a close competition!
The Hot Cocoa event was won by Troop 4
The adult hatchet building won by Van Arvanites from Troop 28
Fastest sled time was Troop 1 Hydras at 15:59 followed closely by Troop 14 with a 15:60 and Troop 1151 with 16:32
Congratulations to you all!
Forrest C LaBelle, Chairman
Mr. Locke has challenged the Scoutmasters of each Troop to construct a hatchet handle and sheath to display at Klondike. You may pick up the metal blank at the Scout Office and start your project. You will need to sharpen it too.
A fabulous prize awarded to the winner. Please note that the Judges will be the Camping Committee as we cannot be coerced or bribed in any way. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to try and bribe me.