Think SNOW!! In 2002, we had the spring
Gold Rush with temperatures in the 50's. This year is going to
be different. So build your sleds and let the cobwebs gather on
Registration is $10 per scout which includes a
patch, and Saturday breakfast and dinner. Register at Duryee
Lodge when you check in. Cracker Barrel at 9:00 pm Friday for
handouts and last minute details.
Here are the events and a list of what you'll need to
We will have an inspection following raising
of the colors. Be sure everyone is dressed for the weather and
that your patrol has the equipment on the list. Many points will
be awarded throughout the day for the patrol leader's ability to
lead the patrol, Scout Spirit, and everyone participating.
Learn how to use your compass. One of the
events will be to use your compass to find your way to different
town locations for the event.
Setting up camp. Why aren't you sleeping in
your tent? There's nothing like sleeping out, in the snow! To
encourage winter camping you will erect at tent that you are
carrying and explain why you chose its particular spot.
A shape knife and ax make quick work in
getting a fire going on a winter campout. We want to see that
you know how to sharpen them and use them safely.
Time for lunch. Where every you are, build a fire
a cook a good stew for lunch. This is a one-pot meal. You can
decide the ingredients. Judges will taste and you should delight
their palates. After lunch, clean up the area and you are ready
to go for the afternoon.
How wide is the Tuscarawas River? How high is the
big oak in Tall Trees? Learn how to measure widths you
can't reach across and heights you can't reach and you'll have
no problem with this event.
Forget your rope? No problem. You'll have a chance
to make a rope today. Keep it in your patrol box for
lashing that tripod together next time.
Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall. Humpty Dumpty had a
great fall. He fell down the hill and broke his crown. You have
to rescue Humpty Dumpty. Fix his crown and bring him up the
hill. That's your basic first aid problem.
Gold Rush co-chairman Howard Rubin recently snapped these pictures of Troop 5 Cabin (top), Three Legs campsite (middle) and Jamboree Lodge (bottom) in the howling winter winds at Tuscazoar