Welcome to the 14th 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 or a sled for their gear. Be sure to review Leave No Trace and backpacking skills when planning your day.
At arrival at the base on Yavin 4, each squadron will receive their Navigation Card and be inspected for proper dress and gear. They will take a squadron picture together. They also have access to the course information and may take notes on direction, topographic features, etc.
It is a long way through the galaxy and each squadron will stop at several planets to complete their missions. When the squadrons leave the base town, they will proceed to the planet of Hoth to begin their journey. After they receive thier mission orders, they will perform some tasks for the rebel forces and make an escape from the planet. Directions to the planets are marked along the way and the squadron can use map and compass to verify their course. At each planet the squadron must complete several activities to gain a piece of technology they need on Naboo. They will also receive payment based on their skill, spirit, and teamwork.
Upon finishing your mission, each squadron reports to the main base on Dantooine to have their Credits counted. We will close with an awards ceremony where we will hand out individual squadron awards and patches for the event. The day ends with an auction for goods where you can spend the Credits you earned on the way. There will be personal and patrol equipment, gift certificates and other items you may bid on.
There are also many opportunities to complete requirements for rank and Merit Badges.
|6:30 AM||Staff Check-in and set up|
|8:00 AM||squadron Check-In and inspection Yavin 4 Base|
|9:00 AM||Opening Ceremony in parade field|
|9:15 AM||Planets open and the Gold Rush begins!|
|11:30 AM||Each squadron will stop at Kashyyyk to cook their lunch|
|1:00 PM||Second half of the Gold Rush begins|
|3:30 PM||Event Planets close. Squadrons finish in Dantooine|
|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 squadron will receive their awards and patches at the closing ceremony.
You earn Credits visiting planets, completing missions, and claiming bounties. Tech items are found on certain planets and are needed to build the secret weapon on Naboo. Finally you cash out on Dantooine and have a great time at the Auction.
The squadrons can bounty hunt and collect the reward on criminals along their path. These rewards can add to your score and free Creidts at the auction. However, bounties are only valid in certain times and places. Capturing a creature without a valid bounty can cost you Credits.
Over the fence
Bean bags for taking out wolves
The Snake Valley race
Turning in the gold for coins
Prizes and Auction
Winners and a chance to spend your gold