Here is the first round of reminders and updates as we prepare for Klondike:
- Meet at the church for departure on FRIDAY at 5:30 PM wearing your uniform shirt. BE SURE TO EAT DINNER FIRST!
- Have your cold weather gear (hat, gloves, boots, coat, AND your flashlight) with you in a day pack. Due to traffic conditions you may have to wait for your gear to arrive at the site if it is in another car. Stay warm while you wait.
- Troop is cooking for Saturday breakfast, Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast. Sunday breakfast will be an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at the First Street Pub and Grill in Nederland!
- Patrols are ONLY responsible for the cooked lunch on the trail. Remember it must have pre-cooked meat and be able to be warmed over a a fire. Hot drink also.
Tents – please confirm with your tent partner who is brining the tent!Packing
- We will be running 2 sleds.
Drivers – please plan on there being a good traffic jam at the site on Friday night. The drop off area is very tight!
- Please follow the packing list for winter. There is a special section for Klondike Patrol Leaders
- Every Scout needs the 10 essentials. Pack them in a daypack so you have them at each city! The 10 essentials are listed on the Klondike Skills Sheet linked below.
- The weather will be nice but don't be fooled, BE PREPARED! Wind, cold and snow can still happen.
- Patrol Leaders – do you have the special patrol leader items such as a watch, etc. Check the list! Check the list TWICE! Assistant patrol leaders, you do the same (please).
- If you are dropping off Scouts, please take an extra moment to make sure all Scout gear is out of your car. It can make for a cold night if a Scout's gear goes back to Boulder!
- Driving Directions
- Early departure from camp. We will then go to the Teen Center in Nederland for an All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast put on by some of the troop parents!
- This means we will be home by noon on Sunday!
Ten Essentials (from the Boy Scout Handbook p. 264) – NEEDED BY EACH
PERSON ON THE SLED! <--EACH PERSON, NOT JUST THE PATROL!
2. First aid kit (small personal)
3. Extra clothing
4. Outer layer jacket (for rain/wind protection)
5. Water bottle
7. Trail food (munchies) 8. Matches and fire starters
9. Sun screen (small bottle)
10. Map and compass (each person)
• Patrol Leaders – each patrol will need a Patrol Flag and cheer. Some patrols are mixed and matched. PL's please make sure your patrol has a flag. If your mixed patrol has two leaders, please talk it over and decide how this will happen. ALSO - be sure to bring: watch (not a cell phone), Scout Handbook and other items on the checklist. UPDATE - THE PATROL FLAGS MADE ON MONDAY ARE IN SCOTT'S CAR!
11. DRIVING DIRECTIONS – these are different than you may have seen in the official packet. Much easier and faster!
1. Travel west on Canyon Blvd. to Nederland [25 MPH in Nederland]
2. Enter the roundabout in Nederland. Take the third exit from the roundabout to travel south on hwy 119/72 towards Black Hawk.
3. Travel south on 119/72 for approximately 10 miles.
4. Turn left into the first entrance to Golden Gate State Park.
5. Follow the signs to Reverends Ridge Campground.
6. Meet the Klondike Hosts at the entrance to get directions to our campsite.
12. Driving directions for Teen Center
Follow 119, aka West-bound Canyon Blvd, up to Nederland. Just before entering town, make a left on East Street, the Teen Center is a couple hundred meters on the left / east side of East street, there’s a sign.
From Golden Gate State Park:
Turn right onto the Peak-to-Peak Highway, aka turn North onto Colo. 119. Pass Rollinsville, go into Nederland. (In Ned, Colo. 119 is known as Bridge Street.) Pass the shopping center on the right, cross the bridge over Middle Boulder Creek, make the next Right onto First Street. This is the right turn BEFORE getting to the traffic circle. Follow First Street to the end, veer left onto East Street, Teen Center is on the Right.
• Patrol Leaders – be sure to check the equipment list links to see what special items you will need to carry on your sled.
Patrol Leaders – patrol food for lunch on the trail. This must be a cook over a fire meal with as little cleanup as possible. All meat must be pre-cooked. Hobo dinners in foil are a good choice.
• Drivers – detailed driving directions will be out this week including our route to the new site.
• Pancake Breakfast – there may be a volunteers meeting. Please watch emails. We do need more volunteers.
•Klondike Packing Checklist – looks like good weather for next weekend but best to "Be Prepared." WINTER PACKING CHECKLIST • Klondike Skills Checklist – please check out this list for:
- Patrol/Sled Gear (patrol leaders)
- Ten Essentials (every Scout on the sleds)
- Skills (every Scout going on a sled – ARE YOU READY?)
- Everyone should check this out! Klondike Skills Checklist - BE AN EXPERT!
KLONDIKE PANCAKE BREAKFAST - CONFIRMED at NEDERLAND TEEN CENTER
Several years ago, we resurrected a longstanding Troop 171 Klondike tradition…the All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast! This was only possible due to the help of many troop parents and the use of the Teen Center in Nederland.
Thanks in advance to all those who are helping to make this possible.