Boy Scouts of America 2016 Leaders Guide - Flint River Council


Boy Scouts of America Flint River Council Order of the Arrow Ini-To Lodge 324

2016 Leaders Guide

WHO: All Boy Scout Troops and Venture Crews from the Flint River Council are invited. Webelos are invited as long as they are camping with a sponsoring troop, and follow guidelines. WHAT: The annual Klondike Campout. Winter camping at its best. Fun events. Show off Scout winter skills. The traditional Sled Race. WHEN: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; January 22-24. Registration begins at 4:00 pm Friday at the Lawhorn Scout Base Flint River Adventure Area River Experience Center WHERE: Lawhorn Scout Base Flint River area Primitive Area, located on the Flint River behind the River Experience Center, same place as prior years. HEADQUARTERS: River Experience Center Porch WHY: Just for FUN! The joy of winter camping, and a great time. COST: $8.00 per person, which covers the patch, program, cracker barrels, awards, and operating costs.

Registration Please complete and use the attached registration form. You will receive your patches upon checking in. Troops are requested to pre-register by filling out the form ahead of time and mailing it to the Flint River Council office in Griffin or using the Double knot web registration form from the Flint River Council website. Generally, registration will be by troop, however individual registrations will be accepted. **NEW FOR 2016** while registering for general registration, please be sure to register for Saturday lunch, you can choose from 1 hamburger or 2 hot dogs. All meals come with a bag of chips and a can of soda. We will give you tickets for each meal in your Saturday morning packet during flags

Camping: There is ample camping space available, however, expect your neighbors to be close! Sites are first come first served; you can camp anywhere on reservation property except the central field which will be the event area and in the grass parking areas.

Campsite Access and Parking: Troops are limited to one trailer or pickup truck in the campsite. You may drop off gear, but please remove extra vehicles immediately. Passenger vehicles will not be allowed, temporary access to the campsites will be for gear drop off only, and you will be allowed only one vehicle at a time into the camp area. A scout is courteous, let others have the space. Park: Vehicles will park in the parking lot across from the front of the River Experience Center. The entrance is directly across from the River Experience Center driveway. DO NOT enter the field any other way… once someone drove over the water line and we had NO WATER all weekend. NO CAMPING IN THE PARKING LOT

Weather: This is a rain or shine event. So be prepared! It can also be bitterly cold, so please prepare your scouts.

Fires/Firewood: Ground fires are permitted only in the permanent fire pits. All other fires must be in a fire barrel that you bring. Also, bring your own firewood and charcoal. Winter camping is also a great time to pull out the Coleman and Dutch ovens.

Water: Freeze proof water spigots are at the metal building behind the River Experience Center. Ask the staff to show you. Expect to carry water containers 200 yards. A wagon or cart comes in handy. There will also be water buffalos available at the site for water needs.

Portable Toilets. Port-a-potties will be on site. The women’s toilet is NOT for use by scouts. Based on past experience, it is important that Leaders impress on scouts what “a scout is CLEAN” means, and how it applies to port-a-potty etiquette. Health and Safety: Troops will generally be responsible for the health and safety of their own scouts. Please have a full first aid kit, with triangle bandages and splinting material for each patrol. Staff will assure that events are planned and run in a safe manner. This is a youth run event. All staff members will be wearing their OA sash or OA T-shirt. They all have assigned jobs. Please comply with their requests. Watch the weather forecast and be sure that your scouts are prepared… and things will be FUN! Other: The River Experience Center will be closed during this event.

Morning Events Delaware Trail: In the morning, each Patrol will drag a sled they have built to various "stations", as they follow the “Delaware Trail” simulating the struggles of survival of the Delaware Indians. All the winter gear they need for the events (no tents, please) must be carried on the sled. Patrols without a sled may complete in everything except the sled race without penalty… they just have to tote their gear in backpacks. Some troops have extra sleds, so don’t be afraid to borrow one. Each station will be a challenge of their Scout Skills and equipment. The guidelines set forward in the Boy Scout Handbook and Field Book hold helpful information needed about equipment and skills. ~See activity descriptions for additional suggested supplies Sled Race: The “Delaware Trail: FOR 2016 ANY SLED DESIGN WILL BE ACCEPTABLE. (No wheels or propulsion systems other than boy Scouts shall be allowed) BE PREPARED! Camp Wide Game: Will test scout skills, creativity, and ingenuity. Further instructions will be given at camp.

Awards There will be first prize for each activity. First, Second and third place overall awards.

Contact This event is sponsored by the Ini-To Lodge. Your email will be forwarded to the youth in charge, so send your questions to Lodge Adviser Chris Dunn [email protected]

Ini-To 324, your sponsor The Ini-To Lodge of the Order of the Arrow sponsors this event in order to promote camping and teach camping skills. Having fun is highly important and having fun on a cold weather campout depends a lot on learning to be safe and warm in cold weather. There will be opportunities to meet your lodge officers, get to know them and get to know more about what the OA lodge does. Lodge members; Lodge flaps and other items will also be available, and it’s a great time to pay your $15 annual dues if you haven’t done so already.

Trading Post: The Flint River Adventure Area Trading Post across from Scout Parent’s Park will be open during this event. Hours will be posted.


Brotherhood Membership For 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long-term resident camping, developing leaders, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich, support, and help to extend Scouting to America's youth.

Mission The mission of the Order of the Arrow is to fulfill its purpose as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults.

Purpose As Scouting’s National Honor Society, our purpose is to: Recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and through that recognition cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition. Promote camping, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship as essential components of every Scout’s experience, in the unit, year-round, and in summer camp. Develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit and ability to advance the activities of their units, our Brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation. Crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.

Brotherhood Membership After 10 months of service as an Ordeal member and after fulfilling certain requirements, a member may take part in the Brotherhood ceremony, which places further emphasis on the ideals of Scouting and the Order. Completion of this ceremony signifies full membership in the Order of the Arrow.

Meet with our Lodge secretary, become a full member (Find him at the trading post) Saturday evening Call Out ceremony There will be a Call Out ceremony at the Saturday evening campfire. Please have your unit election forms ready to turn in on Friday evening check-in. If needed we can arrange a unit election for your troop. See forms below

Morning Events Speed/ Competition Events 9:00-12:00 Crosscut Saw (Sponsored by Coweta Chapter) Two competitors use a crosscut saw to slice their way through, in just a few seconds, a horizontally fastened block. Crosscut sawing is a true test of the competitor’s teamwork and strength.

Archery/B.B. Shoot (Sponsored by Tussahaw Chapter) Pick your units best Archer and shooter for skill and accuracy.

Magnet pick up (Sponsored by Echota Chapter) Do you have nerves of steel and a steady aim? Become one with the magnet, Stick to it and you may attract first place.

Knots (Sponsored by Tussahaw Chapter) Don’t get tied down at from all your worries loosen up and whip this event. Hitch a ride over on your sled. Bring 50Ft of rope

Brown Sea Basketball (Sponsored by Echota Chapter) Test your skills from the hardwood court to this scout camp version of shooting some hoops.

Tent Peg (Sponsored by Ronotonatchi Chapter) Equipment needed: 6 each 16”x2” wooden unfinished spike with bark

Cup Relay (Sponsored by Ronotonatchi Chapter) Test your teamwork skills in this new game for 2016.

Chariot Race (Sponsored by Coweta Chapter) Equipment Required: 3 each 3” diameter 6’ long pole, with bark 100’ Rope

*NEW FOR 2016* From 1:00 pm- 4:00pm Saturday Afternoon, bring a 1”x 6”x 6’ clear pine board and we will make you a camp sign for your gateway or you can choose some of our rough cut lumber in limited supply.

Camp Wide Game: bring the following minimum list: 8 ea. 6’spars 1”-2” dia. 4 ea. 4’spars ½” dia. 100’ rope Bow saw ¾ axe Hand axe knife

Klondike 2016 Schedule Friday Arrive 4:00 p. m. - 9:30 p.m. Check In / Registration Bring the completed Klondike Registration Form and registration fees. 10:00p.m. Cracker Barrel – At Flint River Council River Experience Center (white house) At this gathering the final information and program details will be presented. Please have the Senior Patrol Leader or designee, one OA member [if SPL is OA member that will be fine], one Adult Leader attend. Food will be served. Bring your cup

11:00 p.m. Lights Out

Saturday 8:00 a.m. Colors 9:00 a.m. Klondike Speed Events (25 minutes per activity) (Each patrol/unit will be issued schedule rotation at colors)

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm Scout Archery/ B.B Shoot (One participant per event per unit) 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Camp Wide Game (game packet issued at a.m. flag) 12:00 p.m. Lunch Break (Bring your ticket to the Bob Sharp Snack Shack to receive your prepaid meal)

Afternoon Activities 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Carnival Games Prizes will be given out at each booth *FREE Snack Food* 1:00-4:00 p.m. Troop Camp Signs 4:30-5:00 Scoutmaster Archery/ B.B Shoot (one adult from each unit) 5:00 p.m. Afternoon Activities End /Colors 5:00 p.m. Supper 6:15 p.m. Camp Wide Game Deadline 7:00 p.m. Campfire: Thunderbird Productions/ Award Presentations/Call Out The campfire will close with the singing of Scout Vespers. 9:45 Brotherhood: Those members wishing to seal their membership 11:00 p.m. Lights Out / Taps Sunday 9:00 a.m. Vespers - A Scout is reverent, let’s see 100% participation Sunday AM’s service. If you have Chaplain’s aides that can assist, Thunderbird Productions

Check out Each unit will need to send their OA Representative to the office to have the camp site inspector inspect their campsite so leave it better than you found it! Once your unit is checked off the Official Klondike Participation Ribbon will be presented.



member. Violators will be asked to leave the Klondike. niform is appropriate attire for all activities. Class A uniform should be worn for the Cracker Barrel, Flag Ceremony, Campfire Program, and Worship Service. Class B uniform may be worn at all other activities. presentative will be responsible for communications between the OA staff and your troop. The SPL and his assistants are responsible for getting patrols to activities on schedule. roop)

We encourage troop OA members to step forward and assist the troop OA rep with these assignments. attend as troop guests as part of their troop visitation/campout requirement. Please follow all Webelos guidelines – Troops are to plan Webelos event/activities, separate from the Klondike events.

Need to Bring: building means. Bring everything you need to start and build a real fire… skills will be demonstrated, not discussed.

Survey: Please take a few moments to complete & turn in your Klondike Participant’s survey found in this guide, turn in as you are checked out, and pick your participation ribbon

Revised 10/07/2015

Klondike 2016 Registration Troop / Crew #: ______ Scoutmaster: ________________ Patrol:_____________________ Patrol:_____________________ Patrol:_____________________ Patrol Leader:_______________ Patrol Leader:_______________ Patrol Leader:_______________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ Patrol:_____________________ Patrol:_____________________ Patrol:_____________________ Patrol Leader:_______________ Patrol Leader:_______________ Patrol Leader:_______________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ Adults:_______________________ ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________ Total Scouts: ___________ Total Adults: ___________ Total Attending: _________ X $_8.00_each = ___________ Paid: __________________

Advance Reservations Requested Double knot Online Registration at

2016 Klondike Participant Survey Unit#:______ Please have your Scouts rank each of the following from 0 – 5, 5 being the highest. _______ Camp site _______ Parking _______ Events _______ Registration _______ Campfire program _______ Communication _______ Creativity _______ Facilities _______ Prizes _______ Weather The best activity (one or more) you participated in was: ______________________________. Please provide any additional comments, areas we could improve upon, what you liked the best, like least.

Thank you for your participation & support of this year’s Klondike.


Boy Scouts of America 2016 Leaders Guide - Flint River Council

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