West Wind District- Viking Challenge Klondike

West Wind District- Viking Challenge Klondike
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Stony Brook Conservation Area
Westford, MA 01886, US
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Viking Challenge Klondike


The Great Winter – Fimbul vetr has arrived! Fenrira the Wolf wants your food, Loki is out to trick you, Thor wants to test your strength, Heimdall needs you to send a signal, Odin challenges you to identify the stars; along with many other trials, your scouting skills and Norse knowledge will be tested to the limit.Bring your Viking longboat – aka Klondike sled, and the crew for a weekend of challenge and fun! Decode the Norse Runes! Design your ship (sled)! Learn about how the Norsemen survived!


Location: Stony Brook Conservation Area 


Patrol Roster & Equipment List


Time Line for the Viking Challenge Klondike

Jan 26th 3pm - The Park should be open for overnight Campers

6pm - Evening Registration starts

Jan 27th 7:30 – 8:30 am Registration & Station Set Up

8:00 am Station Meeting – One person at least from each station

8:30 am SPL/Patrol Leaders meeting

8.30 – 9:15 am Travel to assigned Station

9:15 – 9:40 am Event 1

9:40 – 10:05 am Event 2

10:05- 10:30 am Event 3

10:30 – 10:55 am Event 4

10:55 – 11:20 pm Event 5

11.20 – 11.55pm Event 6

Lunch Please eat lunch at the Station you were last at.

1:00 – 1:25 pm Event 7

1:25 – 1:50 pm Event 8

1:50 – 2:15 pm Event 9

2:15 – 2:40 pm Event 10

2:40 – 3:05 pm Event 11

3:05 – 3:30 pm Event 12

3:30 – 4:00pm Timed Klondike Sled Race on Main Field

4.00 Closing and Awards by Registration Area


All units must check in at Camporee Registration Building upon arrival, Friday or Saturday morning. The hike in is about ½ mile from the Parking area. This is a mandatory meeting for Station adults at 8.00am and then for SPLs and Patrol Leaders beginning at 8.30am on Saturday at Registration Tent. All units shall submit a Patrol roster of all participants and note the location where they set up their camp if they are camping.

The event will be a shotgun start – Patrols will be given their assigned start station at Registration and should travel to that Station before 9.15am Station Adults you will receive details of the start via text message so please leave 2 cell phone numbers with the Registration Team

Each Station should be prepared to have up to 4 Patrols at a time, please do not allow the Patrols to move on until the appropriate time!

At lunchtime the Patrols that were at your station from 11.30 – 11.55 will eat in your area.

Patrols should be made up from 6-10 Scouts, 10 Scouts are the maximum allowed in a Patrol

Troops at Stations please bring fire pits and/or stoves for warmth. Hot chocolate will be made available to each station, please collect from the Registration tent. No fires should be on the ground, please bring firepits.

All units are responsible for keeping a copy of their members’ medical forms.

Webelos Scouts are allowed to join in the Klondike for the day – No overnight option! They can be integrated into a Scout Patrol or they can form their own Patrol, however if this is the case Two Older Scouts and Two Adults must accompany them. Adults must not interfere or make suggestions while at a Station.

Scouts should bring lunch for the trail; it should be a hot trail meal and eaten at the last station they visit in the morning 11.55 – 1.00pm. Scouts should bring a can of soup to be added to the Hobo Soup at the soup station (Please no cream soups)

Scouts should not depend on the soup station for their lunch! They maybe on the opposite side of the Park when lunchtime comes around! Any leftover soup cans will be donated to a local Food Pantry

Scouts should be properly attired for the day! It should go without saying “A Scout is Always Prepared”

Sad to say jeans and sneakers are not proper attire! You will lose points for your Patrol!


Each Patrol will need 20 3x5 Index cards on their sled with the following details on it:

  • The Patrol Number will be given at Registration
  • You come up with the Patrol Name!
  • Troop Number is self explanatory
  • Town is needed in case of duplicate Troop Numbers

There will be a sled race at the end of the day (weather and snow permitting) on the field while the rankings and prized are figured out, each Patrol should take part. Ribbons and the trophy will be presented at the conclusion of the day.

There are plenty of camping areas if your Patrol/Troop wishes to camp the Friday and/or the Saturday nights, please let me know if this is the case. There will be no assigned areas.

There will be Porta Potties around the area for your convenience

There will be a campfire permit in place for Troops camping on the Friday and Saturday night. Please bring an above ground fire pit and your own wood; there is no wood available at the Park.

In case of incident the phone number of the Westford Fire Dept is 978-692-5542 or 911 if serious

Pack It In, Pack It Out. Please keep the Park clean, we want to be welcomed back, take your trash home

All unit vehicles must be parked in the parking lots as directed by event staff. No parking will be allowed in camping areas. There is limited parking so please be aware of this when considering how many vehicles/trailers to bring. For each vehicle please leave your Unit number and a contact number on the dashboard. This will aid event staff in contacting the driver should the car need to be moved or any other problem arises.

There is no access for vehicles to the trails so you must be prepared to bring in your station equipment via sled or carry.

Patches will be available (included in the cost)

Contact E-mail
$10.00 per Adult
$10.00 per Scout

The Spirit of Adventure Council, Boy Scout of America