Klondike Derby 2012

1st Kanata is hosting the Carleton Area Annual Klondike Derby on February 25th, 2012 at the All Saints High School in Kanata Lakes.  This webpage is your online source for information.

Scouter Jim MacDonald is prime for this event in 2012 and can be reached at jim.macdonald@1stkanatascouts.org for more information if necessary.

Green rows are confirmed for 2012
Please help us by registering early.

With fresh snow, the Event is a GO!

Key InformationDetailed Event Information 
Event Coordinator:Jim MacDonald Jim.MacDonald@1stkanatascouts.org 
Location:All Saints High School (ASHS) 5115 Kanata Avenue, Kanata, Ontario, K2K 3P7 
All Saints High School destination.  Please make use of the parking lot to the east (your left) upon arrival.
Date:Saturday 25th February 2012 
Time:Arrive 8:30AM for the Opening Ceremony at 9:30AM 
Events start at 9:55AM and ends at 4:45PM 
Indoor Banquet 5:30PM to 7:15PM 
Theme:Northern Lights
$15 per person (Cheque made out to "Scouts Canada - Carleton Area")
Registration close:January 31st 2012 
Program Ideas:
The 2011 Klondike Derby planning team will provide the following program ideas for your Troop. 
(1) Klondike Sled design (see attachment below) 
(2) Alcohol and Hobo Stove designs

LEADERS PLEASE NOTE:This event is open only to registered Scout youth and Scout leaders. 
Non registered adults and youth are welcome to watch the activities. 

All registered participants are required to submit Physical fitness paperwork to the organizers of the Klondike Derby with their registration form in one of two ways: 

a) Copies of the youth and adult Scouts Canada registration form 
b) Physical Fitness form for each participant: Scouts Canada Physical Fitness form

Spare copies of the Physical fitness form will be available at the Klondike Registration desk at 8:30AM. 
Schedule:Please download the KD 2011 Events Overview Draft
Contains Events/Challenges from 2011 which will be firmed up at the Scouter meeting on February 4th, 2012 at the Beaverbrook Community Centre, at 1pm.
Events Overview Final will be part of an information package handed out to leaders.

The banquet this year will be in the form of a buffet. 
Swiss Chalet chicken, roll, fries, drink and cake will be provided.
An alternate menu for allergies or dietary requirements will be provided upon request.  Please email Jim at Jim.MacDonald@1stkanatascouts.org to confirm. 

All attendees must bring their ditty bags with them as no plates, cups or cutlery will be provided.  A washing station will be provided.
This allows the organizers to significantly reduce the amount of waste and items for recycling.
Sled Categories:
The Scoring Rubric is available for download below.
Junior and Senior Sled Categories 
At registration, each youth's year of birth must be provided. The senior and junior sled designation will be done on the basis of of the average of the birth years. Half of the sleds in the Derby will be placed in the junior category and half in the senior category based on the sled's average age. If there are multiple sleds at the median, they will be randomly and evenly distributed to junior and senior categories. 
Prizes:Winning sleds receive a magnificent trophy which they keep for one year. All youth on winning sleds receive a winner’s certificate. All participating Scouts & Scouters receive a special event crest.
There are 5 sled categories as listed: 
1) Best Sled 
2) Junior Teamwork 
3) Junior High Point 
4) Senior Teamwork 
5) Senior High Point 
Stoves and fuels:In previous years buddy burners were not that effective and as such alternate stoves/fuel designs using alcohol burners and Hobo stoves are now selected for this year. Please download the Zip file containing Stove Designs. You will find a very useful document containing 27 web links to Videos and detailed instructions on how to make a variety of stove designs.
Emergency Planning:Please download the Emergency Planning document when available.
2012 Klondike Emergency Plan (once approved, will be circulated for Scouters review prior to the event.)
One page handout: One page Quick Reference will be available for the Scout Leaders at the event.
One page handout: Recognition of Frostbite and Hypothermia will be available for the Scout Leaders at the event if below -5C.
You will also be given a copy of the final one page 'Quick Reference' guide when you arrive at the event. 
Registration Form:Please download the "KD Registration Form 2012" when available.
Kit lists, Sled team lists, Maps:The following files are available for you to download:
2012 Klondike Registration form
KD Sled Team Member list (one page per team)
Maps to the Klondike Derby location (ON-417 Eastward or Westward travel to 5115 Kanata Avenue)
KD Kit list 2012
Klondike Stove Design
Bad Weather Contingency:In the event of a poor weather forecast for the 25th February in the week before the Klondike Event we will adopt the following procedure: 
Wednesday 22nd – email alert emailed to all registered troop leaders and posted to the Klondike website warning attendees of a potential change of plan 
Friday 24th – Three scenarios: 
1) Event runs as planned (email notification emailed to all registered troop leaders and posted to the Klondike website) 
2) Event restricted to half-day, starting with lunch. (Email notification emailed to all registered troop leaders and posted to the Klondike website. Calls to all registered troop leaders) 
3) Event cancelled. (Email notification emailed to all registered troop leaders and posted to the Klondike website. Calls to all registered troop leaders) 

In the event of cancellation we will forward crests to the registered troops, along with whatever reimbursement is possible, once we have taken account of expenses. 
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