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Senator Buchanan Winter Challenge Camp February 2019 at Camp Impeesa

January 04, 2019

$45/pp for all Scouts, Vents, Rovers, and Scouters.

Led by experienced and qualified Venturers & Scouters, this adventurous camp is a progressive camp for Scouts, Venturers, Rovers & Scouters/Leaders. Campers spend the weekend outside to practice their winter camping skills.

Campers are to come self-contained for winter camping conditions. We encourage youth and Scouters to gain and refine their trail skills by cooking exclusively on single burner backpacking stoves, optimally white gas or remote inverted butane canister stoves as the typical canister mount pocket rocket style doesn't fare well in winter conditions.

Senator Buchanan is February 13 to February 17, 2019
February 15 - 17 for base camp and Day Hike/Bushcraft or Klondike Derby
February 14 - 17 for Expedition Level 1
February 13 - 17 for Expedition Level 2

Base Camp and Day Hike/Bushcraft: Enjoy a great hike for the day that will cover the basics of safe winter travel and associated skills like firelighting, route finding, basic snow assessment, layering, and nutrition on the trail, etc. Bring a lunch you can eat without cooking. Thermos meals, meat and cheese already cut up, sandwich, etc. A small thermos of hot chocolate or apple cider is also nice.

Base Camp and Klondike Derby: Your patrol fashions a Klondike sled that will contain the gear required for the activities planned. The sled is pulled/pushed around a course and your patrol completes activities and challenges to get gold nuggets that you use to pay your rental fees for forgotten equipment and tally up at the end to see who snowshoes away with the (snowshoe) trophy!

Expedition Level 1: An overnight trekking adventure, carrying/pulling your gear, to test the skills you gained at Base Camp.

Expedition Level 2: A three day/two night hike over challenging terrain and, depending on conditions, covers 20 to 30 km.

Packlist for camp
Senator Buchanon pack list.pdf

Registration is a two-step process:
* Log in to identify your group, the number of attendees, and pay. Senator Buchanan 2019 registration instructions.pdf
* Complete the camp registration form with everyone's name, identify youth/adult, and activity. Email the form to AND Senator Buchanan 2019.xlsx

Questions about the camp contact or 403-554-5924
Questions about the Klondike Derby contact
Questions about registration contact Leslie Burrows at or 403-283-4993 x1