Welcome to the 12th annual
Troop 22 Invitational Gold Rush
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.
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.
|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.
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.
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.
Yes, we use big saws
Git Me Dinner
On the trail
A great day to be in the woods
Warm Me Up
Turning in the gold for coins
Prizes and Auction
Winners and a chance to spend your gold