Klondike Derby and Fat Cat Sleepover, Camp Ware & BUMC, Jan 25-26

Post date: Jan 13, 2020 2:10:19 AM

For the first time in several years, Troop 181 will be participating in the Klondike Derby on Saturday, January 25, at Camp Ware. This is an annual winter competition against other troops from Chester County Council.

This year’s competition has a “Back to the Future” theme that will include judging troop sleds based on the DeLorean time machine theme, answering trivia questions about the movie trilogy and time periods, as well as the usual events such as navigating the sled through obstacle/race courses, knot relays, first aid, fire starting, archery, sling shots, shelter building, among others.

After the event we will come back to BUMC and have a “Fat Cat” sleepover in Schieck Hall. Scouts can bring cards, board games, and electronics, and play to their heart’s content. (CyberChip rules would still apply for online content and interaction.) More details will be forthcoming later on this portion of the event.

Please note that we will NOT have a sleepover Friday night at BUMC as previously announced. (The church has a conflicting event in Schieck Hall.) Instead, we will meet Saturday morning in the church parking lot near the shed, then go directly to Camp Ware. Scouts should eat breakfast before then and pack a lunch for Saturday.

The tentative schedule is as follows:

· 7:15 am Saturday, Jan 25. Leave from BUMC back parking lot to Camp Ware

· 8:00 to 9:00 am. Check in Ware Dining Hall

· 9:00 am. Opening Ware Flag Poles

· 9:15 am to 12:00 pm. Morning Events Camp Ware

· 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Lunch

· 1:00 to 3:30 pm Afternoon Events Camp Ware

· 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Tug of War Front of Ware Dining Hall

· 4:30 pm. Awards

· 5:00 pm. Leave Camp Ware for BUMC

· 6:00 pm. Arrive at Schieck Hall, BUMC, for “Fat Cat” sleepover.

· Sunday, 8:00 am. Clean up and leave BUMC.

We will post a more detailed trip fact sheet and waiver form later. However, the Klondike Derby organizers need a roster of who is participating as soon as possible. Because of this, we ask that if your scout is participating, please sign up no later than this Tuesday night, Jan 14. If the scout is participating in the Klondike Derby but not the sleepover, please make that clear by adding "(derby only)" after the name.