"flyer" that was snail mailed ... I guess it's more like a "news letter."
I have it in an attachment but I can't get it to size and space the way I want
it too. Not that this E-mail will stay as I have it. LOL. Sometimes
my E-mails change around when sent ... in the sentences where I've made changes,
I guess. sometimes, they don't ... I still don't get it.
That said, I'll
send it as an attachment IF you'd prefer. Take a look and feel
free to do what you can do to make it most presentable.
Super K Derby
When: Saturday January 26th,
Where: Camp Phillips Summer Camp Haugen
Scouts, Webelos, Venturers, Scouters, Friends, Neighbors and
Cost: Early Bird Fee: $8.00 per person (registered by
Jan. 15th) and $10.00 per person after.
Check in and orientation:
Friday Evening at 9:00 p.m. if camping and from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. on Saturday for
What is this
The Klondike is a region in the
Yukon Territory of Canada where gold was discovered (while moose hunting) in
1896. Word spread and a hundred thousand men (called Stampeders) answered The
Call of The Wild to seek their fortunes in the
Our Super K Derby 8 (SKD 8) is a
21st Century scouting version of the challenges faced by the "Stampeders" as
they used sleds and packs to travel over mountain passes and across the frozen
Klondike in search of gold.
The Super K Derby
8 is a fun-filled (friendly) winter competition.
We'll have 4 divisions: 1) Webelos & NEW
CROSS OVERS, 2) Boy Scouts 12-14 3) Boy Scouts 15-17 and 4) Venture Crews.
Age averaging will be used for patrols (sled teams) with mixed
encouraged to have multiple Sled
Webelos, Boy Scouts and
Ventures are forming "Sled Teams." Each Sled Team will travel along "The
Klondike Trail" with their sled and
It's up to each Troop to
decide the composition and numbers for each of their Sled Teams: 5 to
8 Stampeders are recommended with up to 10 max per team.
Smaller Webelos Dens are
encouraged to team up with another Pack's Webelos Den. Each
sled should be able to carry supplies and a possible injured
Along the trail, there'll be Gold
Rush Towns, Indian Village(s), Mining Camps and Outposts featuring Patrol
Challenges (fun teamwork events), Scouting Skills, Hot Chocolate, Hot
Soup and/or memory games ... as well as various other silly and fun
activities to interest and challenge all ages and abilities of
At each stop, every scout in
the Sled Team will get to try his skill and/or luck. We'll all
have fun and learn something new.
Webelos and "New Cross-Over Boy Scout" Sled Team will get to
take their Webelos' leader, a parent or an older scout with them as a
COME PLAY THE ENTIRE
Or better yet ... enjoy FREE Winter
Camping (Friday and/or Saturday night).
Bring your tents, warmest
sleeping bags, pads, cooking gear, full troop water jugs, food and drink,
"Open Winter Camping" at the
Summer Camp Sites and in the field behind the Dinning Hall is available and
begins on Friday evening (1-26-7). We follow the guidelines in The Guide
to Safe Scouting.
Save the last weekend in January
for your "Super K Derby 8."
Six more answers:
1) Camp Phillips is located north of Rice Lake
... just west of Haugen, WI.
Required "outfit" for Klondike
A blanket, 60 ft. of half inch
line (rope), matches, tinder, kindling & wood
for a small fire, a first
aid kit, a compass, a pocket knife, one large
plastic bag and a half gallon
of water per person on Sled
Suggested Equipment List:
Patrol Flag, Scout Handbook, Paper
and Pencil, Ground cloth, Maintenance kit
for sled repair, a tarp, trail mix
and/or granola bar and an insulated mug for drinking Hot
Chocolate and/or soup along the Klondike trail. Those chemical hand/feet
might be a good idea, too.
Here's a link to an original Klondike
Stampeder's supplies list:
3) PATCH DESIGN
Here's your chance to
have your art work
A) Create your design to
fit in a 3" in diameter circle. Draw it, use clip art: Be original.
B) Entries should be submitted on plain paper.
Include your name, Troop/Den number, address and phone number on the page
with your entry!
C) Use up to 7 colors.
D) All entries should include the titles:
Council and Super K Derby 8
Your design should, also,
have the Trefoil (Fleur-de-lis) in
E) Mail your design to: Dave Linse,
19057 Cty. Hwy. X, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729.
F) Contest open to all registered Ventures, Boy
Scouts and Webelos in CVC Units.
must be received by December 11th, 2007.
All entries submitted
become property of The Chippewa Valley Council and are subject to editing during
The winning design will be used on this
The winning artist will be acknowledged at the SKD 8's award
ceremony and in the BSA Today!
Sleds will be placed in one of two categories by our Royal
Canadian Mounted Police and The Yumpin Yiminy Yukon Sheriff at The Sled
The Two SKD 8 Sled Categories:
Traditional Sleds: Made of wood (except runners can be
skis) and should be about the size of a dog sled.
B) Super Sleds: (All non traditional
sleds) Choice of building materials and of the creator's design.
sled must be able to carry the required supplies and carry an injured
Stampeder if need be. Note: A scout or scouter rides in the Sled
during the Sled Races. All Sleds have runners or skis: No
Boys who build their own sled take pride in and ownership
of their work.
Here's the link for the drawing,
details and material's list for the Sled Design that the
Super K Derby 8 Committee recommends for
With pre cut materials,
the sled in the above link can be built by a Webelos' Den during two
of their meetings. Their efforts can go toward earning activity
Boy Scouts can fulfill some
woodworking and wood carving merit badge requirements while having fun
learning, building and customizing their
Variations are OK. If the sled is
made out of wood and about the same size as the examples on the links
then they will be considered "Traditional Sleds."
are links for two other variations of "traditional
Here's a link to a picture of an original
Get your "Sled Teams" working on their
Always follow The Guide to Safe
5) ADULT VOLUNTEERS
Any two or three
adults (at least one must be a registered scouter) wanting to set up and
run a "station" with two or three activities is welcome to do so.
We have a list of activities that have
their paper work done including their guidelines and scoring
or you're welcome to come up with your own and we'll fit your
activities to the SKD 8's scoring system.
Contact DaveLinse DaveLinse@AOL.com for
more info, to register your station & activities and to confirm
your spot along the Klondike Trail.
DEADLINE to register a station is DECEMBER
Check this out: There are
various stations already organized with a seasoned
& registered Scouter at the helm.
We need about 14 more adult
volunteers to join in the fun! This is the FUN part, the set up
work is done for you, just sign up and show
It's a really easy way to be
involved! Your volunteering will ensure the Two Deep Leadership
required at each station and everyone will get free time to see
it all, too!
For questions and/or to just step up:
Contact Dave @ 720-0246 or DaveLinse@AOL.com.
Info for Adult Volunteer Opportunities to
6) Webelos are encouraged to attend the
SKD 8 with a parent or guardian. Each Webelos scout MUST be
under the supervision of a parent or parent-approved adult. Joint Webelos
den-troop camping including the parent(s) of the Webelos Scouts is
encouraged ... Den leaders, pack leaders, and parents are expected to accompany
For ANY questions or comments, please
CVC SKD 8
Chairguy Dave Linse @ (715) 720-0246, Dave2007@Linse.org
REGISTRATION FEES DUE BY JANUARY 15,