Archive of the Sunrise District, Greater Cleveland Council, BSA

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These events don't fit neatly into the other categories.

Trail Lunch  (most every klondike)
Site: at event site assigned on scorecard
Objectives: To have a hot lunch.
Procedure: Each patrol will be assigned one of the event sites as a place to cook lunch. The patrol leader should sign in with the event judge between 11:45 and noon before cooking. The patrol will cook a hot meal using the best means available: stoves, wood, charcoal. During the lighting of stoves an adult should supervise. Patrols using fires must use a ground shield. Patrol must also prepare a hot drink. When the patrol has finished, the site must be cleaned up. Each patrol should plan on two extra servings for the judges. Events begin again at 1:15.
Equipment Needed: Food, fuel, a garbage bag for trash, and cooking gear.
Scoring: Hot meal, Hot drink, Clean up, Patrol Cheer each 25 points.
Patrols will receive a maximum of 10 points per section if any non-patrol member assists.

Flag Ceremonies (from Klondike 2002)
Objective:  Demonstrate a proper flag raising and flag lowering ceremony.
Equipment required:  None, Optional Patrol or Troop Flag that can be raised with the American Flag, Optional Bugle or other appropriate instrument.
Equipment supplied:  U.S. Flag, Flag Pole with rope and cleat.  The flag will be attached to the rope using spring clips.  Four clips will be provided - two for the American Flag and two for the optional Patrol/Troop Flag.
Resource Material:  Scout Handbook, American Legion Flag Etiquette (can also be found on American Legion Website), THE FLAG CODE: Title 4, United States Code, Chapter 1.
    NOTE 1:  For this event only…..Since there will be 2 or 3 flag poles in the same general area with flag ceremonies going on at the same time only members of the patrol participating in their own ceremony must stand at attention and salute the flag.
    NOTE 2:  For this event only and because of temperature considerations….Scout Uniforms are not required and points will not be added for wearing one.  The event should be run as if Scouts in the patrol are wearing uniforms.
1. Patrols will take a short test on Flag Etiquette.  The test will be taken as a patrol and discussion will be allowed.  Using any resource material during the test will result in 50% point deduction.  All questions will be taken directly from the resource material.
2. Before beginning the ceremony judging, Patrols will be given 5 minutes to inspect the pole, rope, attachment clips, and cleat.  Patrols will be responsible for making sure that everything is ready including making sure their Troop or Patrol Flag will fit on the clips before starting their ceremony.  If they have a problem they should notify the judge who at his discretion will give additional time to fix the problem.
3. Each patrol will prepare & carry out one flag raising and one flag lowering ceremony.
    a. The flag must be properly hoisted & secured.  Four Patrol members must be used for the Color Guard.  One patrol member must be the caller.  The Pledge of Allegiance is required.
    b. A short time will be allowed for the patrol to reorganize for the flag lowering.
    c. A different Scout must be the caller for the Flag Lowering Ceremony.
    d. Upon completion of the flag lowering ceremony, the flag will be presented to the event judge with a Scout Salute.  The return salute by the judge will be the signal for the end of the judging period.
    e. The exact commands and ceremony for the flag raising and lowering should be selected by each patrol and will be part of the scoring.
4. All Scouts in the patrol must be a color guard or caller in either the Flag Lowering or Flag Raising ceremony.  (This assumes a maximum patrol of 10 boys.)  Different boys must be callers for the flag raising and flag lowering ceremonies.

Test  30
Flag Raising (speed, proper attachment, cleat knot, Pledge of Allegiance, etc.)  10
Flag Lowering (speed, proper detachment, cleat knot, etc.) 10
Flag Folding (proper technique, tightness of triangle, etc.)  15
Callers clarity, commands, and loudness  10
Color Guard Formation (Straight line, marching together, about faces, following caller instructions at the proper time, general “sharpness”, etc.)  10
Bugle and correct music (or other appropriate instrument) 5
Patrol Participation including how patrol members not acting as color guards conduct themselves (standing at attention, saluting, following callers instructions, etc.) 5
Patrol Flag raised and lowered with American Flag (Note: The Maximum for a troop flag will be 2 points 5
Flag touching the ground -25
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Wood Tools (from Klondike 2002)
        Part I:    Each Patrol member correctly labels each part of the axe.
        Part II:  The Patrol correctly identifies all safety violations in a campsite riddled with safety violations.
        Part III: The Scouts cut one or more slices of wood from log a given thickness from 1-6 inches, using two-man saw and no incremented measuring tools.
Equipment Provided:  mystery campsite with violations, two-man saws, logs.
Equipment Needed: paper, pencils, tot'n chip cards
        Part I:  Each Scout is giving a drawing of axe with arrows attached to circles and pointing to the 2 major and 7 subsidiary parts of an axe.  The Scouts then have three (3) minutes to label each of the nine parts on their drawing.
        Part II: The Patrol, collectively, has five (5) minutes to silently view a "mystery camp" type of setup of an axe yard from Hell.  The Patrol then moves to a table where they cannot see the axe yard.  At the table they have five (5) minutes to prepare their list of safety violations
        Part III: Teams of two Patrol members has five (5) minutes to safely produce a slice from a log from 1 to 6 inches thick. The thickness will be given to the team before they start cutting.  More than one attempt may be made as time allows, but accuracy is the goal rather than speed.  No measuring tools are allowed.  The attempt will be stopped with no score if safety violations are observed.  All boys sawing must have a Tot'n chip card.
        Part I:  The Patrol receives average of the score of each member with two (2) points awarded for each part correctly labeled (ignore spelling errors) -for a total of eighteen (18).
        Part II:   Five (5) points for each violation for a total of sixty-five (65)
        Part III: Starting with seventeen (17) points, deduct two (2) points for 1/8" that the slice departs from uniform thickness around its edge.

Source Material:  Boy Scout Handbook pages 80-85

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Objective: To place pictures of famous sites from American history in the state they are located
Equipment needed: Nothing
Equipment provided: maps, pictures, all else required
Procedure: Patrol members will run relay style to a judge. The Scout will pick a card with a picture, which may contain clues. The card will tell the Scout to name an historic site or a state. The Scout must place the card on a state on a map of the United States where it belongs and name the site or state as the picture instructs.
Patrol members cycle through until 20 locations have been attempted. Time limit - 15 minutes.

Scoring: Based on a percentage of correct matches to the card (site or state name and correct placement)


:Boston Tea Party Boston, Mass   Declaration of Independence Philadelphia, PA
Valley Forge Valley Forge, PA   Constitutional Convention Philadelphia, PA
Battle of Baltimore
(Fort. McHenry/National Anthem)
Baltimore, MD   Louisiana Purchase New Orleans, LA
Migration to the west St. Louis, MO   Mexican War mark 3 of 5 states made out of area taken
Territory where violent opposition to expansion of slavery into the west reached its peak in 1850's Kansas   First shots of Civil War Fort. Sumter, SC
"High water mark" of rebels Gettysburg, PA   End of the Civil War Appomattox Court House, VA
U.S. Joined East to West by rail Promontory Point, Utah   Native Americans resist loss of sacred lands Little Big Horn, Montana
They're coming to America Ellis Island   Birth of National Park System Old Faithful Yellowstone N. Pk
Idaho, Montana, Wyoming
The 49th state purchased from Russia Alaska   WW II finds U.S. Arizona Memorial Pearl harbor, HI
Segregation is no longer the law of the land United Stated Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.   Now man can destroy the world Yucca Flats, Nevada
Founding of the United Nations in October 1945 San Francisco, CA      

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