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Saturday, January 26th, 2002

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Stearns Scout Camp

$3.00 per participant

Boy Scout troops, Varsity teams, Venture crews and Explorer posts who would like to try a variety of winter outdoor activities are invited to the Council Camping Committee’s annual Winter Event at Stearns Scout Camp.  Participants will be able to learn new skills, or brush up on current skills, from instructors presenting each of the activities.

 The activities include:

 • Snowshoeing                     Demonstrations and practice using the camp’s
                                                         lightweight snowshoes.

• Cross country skiing      Demonstrations and practice in the classic diagonal
                                                           stride technique.   Ski rental package available 
                                                           at $2.00 for 2 hours.

• Biathlon                                   Cross country skiing and rifle shooting.  How 
                                                           straight can you shoot with your  heart pounding 
                                                           in your chest?  
                                                           Parents permission for rifle shooting is required.

• Rifle range                              Open shooting available.  Ten shots for 75 cents. 
                                                          Parents permission for rifle shooting is required.

• Broomball tournament    All equipment is provided for your 6-player
                                                            team.    Two 10-minute halves are played.

• Sliding                                        The sliding hill is open.  Camp sled rental is 
                                                            $1.00 for 4 hours.

• Medallion Hunt                   Clues will be posted at regular intervals to 
                                             help you locate the medallion and claim your prize.

• Event Patch                            An event patch will be presented to all participants.
The first 300 to pre-register  will receive their patch
                                                            the day of the event.

 Schedule & Information    The Winter Event activities start at 9:00 a.m.  Units register, pay fees and sign up for activities when they arrive.  The Biathlon is only run at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m..  The broomball tournament starts at 9:30 a.m.  The rifle range is only open in the afternoon.  All other activities will be running throughout the day.  An awards presentation for the medallion hunt, biathlon and broomball tournament will be at 2:30 p.m.

 A warming building will be available.  Participants MUST dress properly for an outdoor winter activity.  Leaders are encouraged to instruct their members about proper winter clothing (including boots, hats and gloves) and then check them before departure. Parking will be restricted to the maintenance shop area so plan for a little hike.  The contact person of units registered for the event will be called if severe weather causes the cancellation of the event.

Winter Event - Stearns Scout Camp


Troop, Team, Crew or Post # ____________________

Number of Participants _______________ @ $3.00 = $ _____________________

We will have _______ 6-person broomball teams.

Contact Person: _________________ Phone #_____________________

Contact person will be called if severe weather causes cancellation.

Mail to: 

Viking Council Winter Event
5300 Glenwood Ave.
Minneapolis MN 55422                    
code 138


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