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      Klondike Sleigh Races Campout in Belton

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      February 15, 2019

      Friday   6:00 PM

      2603 Tahuaya Drive
      Belton, Texas 76513

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      Klondike Sleigh Races Campout

      Competition Events will include: Equipment inspection Orienteering Course Obstacle Crossing Fire Building Travois Races Emergency Shelter Building Rescue and Cold Weather First Aid Flag Pole Raising Bear Bag skills Blindfold Tent Setup Sled and Wagon Slalom races Other activities – Be Prepared! Dutch Oven Cooking- Patrols may provide a dinner entrée cooked in a Dutch Oven with recipe to be judged. Entry must be brought to the Dining Hall by 6 PM and must be of sufficient portion for three judges to sample. This is a Troop competition – 1 entry per troop. The Klondike Sled, Prairie Schooner, and Conestoga Wagon Every competing patrol/team needs a wheeled Conestoga or Prairie Schooner Wagon or a Klondike Derby Sled with wheels. These should be fashioned to look somewhat like the traditional wheeled Conestoga or Prairie Schooner Wagons, with their canvas weather tarp and frame, or Klondike Sleds with wheels. Conestoga Wagons Conestoga Wagons were huge freight wagons with an arching weather cover or bonnet developed in Pennsylvania by descendants of German colonists and used for hauling freight throughout the East and on the Santa Fe Trail to New Mexico. Prairie Schooners The Conestoga wagons were too heavy for their draft animals on most rugged western trails. The much smaller Prairie Schooners were developed specifically for overland travel and saw wide use throughout many of America’s western migrations to the latest Gold Rush fields. Many travelers simply retrofitted their standard farm wagons with a canvas bonnet. The popular Boy Scout Trek Carts from the early days of Scouting were a single-axle adaptation of the famous frontier wagons and their trademark canvas bonnets. Klondike Sleds In the winter in the far north frontier, their only means of travel was by dog team. During the Klondike Gold Rush dog sleds were used for transport, freight and mail delivery. Winter travel in the North Country without a dog sled was almost impossible. LHC Reference Page Fee includes event registration fee; due by Tue Feb 13, 2018. $5 late fee thereafter.

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