Gold Rush

Welcome to the 12th annual
Troop 22 Invitational Gold Rush

ABOUT SCHEDULE EARN STOCK ON THE TRAIL CONTACT

About the Gold Rush

The Gold Rush is a team competition. Each Team will need to pack for a long trip and many challenges on the way. This year there is a Stock Market boom taking place in the Yukon!

They should note that all gear MUST be carried the entire day, including cooking gear, food and fuel, however they can use backpacks for gear as well as their package device. Review Leave No Trace and backpacking skills when planning your day.

At arrival in the base town, each Team will receive their Trail Card and will be inspected by the Mounties for proper dress and gear. They will take a Team picture together. They also have access to the trail information and may take notes on direction, topographic features, etc.

There are multiple trails through the Yukon and each team will have its own path where the Towns must be visited in the correct order. When the Teams leave the base town, they will proceed to their next Town indicated on their Trail Card. Directions to the towns are marked on the trail and the team can use map and compass to verify their path. At each town the Team must complete several activities; they will receive payment based on their skill, spirit and teamwork, and have their Trail Card signed.

Get the event flyer and sign-up now!

Trailhead

THE TRAIL: Throughout the day there will be opportunities to "Play the Stock Market". There are bulleting boards and Traders in each major town where they can buy or sell their stock using the Bucks they earned during the day. Delivering packages and news events can affect the Stock prices so care must be taken, but a fortune can also be made. Bring a SmartPhone as the market is online this year too!

Upon finishing the course, each team reports to the town of Fairbanks to cash in their Stock and have there Bucks counted. We will close with an awards ceremony where we will hand out individual team awards and patches for the event. The day ends with an auction for goods where you can spend that Bucks you earned on the way. There will be personal and patrol equipment, gift certificates and other items you may bid on.

There are many opportunities to complete requirements for rank and even Merit Badges.

Schedule

Troops should plan to arrive at the camp Dining Hall between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM. Upon arrival, all Teams should go directly to the Check-In area. The Team leader will register and the entire Team must be present at Check-in.

6:30 AM Staff Check-in and set up
8:00 AM Team Check-In and inspection at the Dyea Base Town
9:00 AM Opening Ceremony in parade field
9:15 AM Stations open and the Gold Rush begins!
11:30 AM Each team will stop at The Scales to cook their lunch
1:00 PM Second half of the Gold Rush begins
3:30 PM Event Stations close. Teams finish in Fairbanks
4:30 PM Closing Ceremony and Auction
5:30 PM Leave for home, see you next year!!!

 

Please stay until the end of the Gold Rush. Each team will receive their awards and patches at the closing ceremony.

EARNING YUKON BUCKS

How much can you earn?

As you earn Bucks performaing challenges and delivering packages, you can put your Bucks to work too! The three simple steps are to earn Bucks, then buy stock in the companies that you think will do the best. Finally you cash out in Fairbanks and have a great time at the Auction.

EARN BUCKS

Finale

BUY STOCK

Finale

CASH OUT

Finale

STOCK

Current Stock Prices

The teams earn Yukon Bucks by delivering packages along the trail. The bigger the box and farther the trek, the more they make! They must design and build a device to safely carry their packages on the trail.

Best Stocks in the Yukon


AGI

Gold Ore

BTC

Coal

IO

Oil

LSS

Silver Ore

MFS

Seafood

NFC

Fur

NYR

Transport

TPT

Timber

ZZ

Zinc

On the Trail


Many fun things to see and do in the Yukon

Bucksaw

Bucksaw Challenges

Yes, we use big saws

Air cannon

Git Me Dinner

Potato cannons

Trail

On the trail

A great day to be in the woods

Fire-starting

Warm Me Up

Fire-starting race

Cashing out

Cashing out

Turning in the gold for coins

Finale

Prizes and Auction

Winners and a chance to spend your gold


What we heard today

CONTACT

Contact us

Camp Norse Boy Scouts

      112 Parting Ways Rd

      Kingston, MA 02364

Troop 22 Whitman, MA

michwa@comcast.net