Boy Scouts of America Tuku’ut Lodge In association with GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA COUNCIL Presents
84th Caravan September 2-September 4, 2017
Order of the Arrow Tuku’ut Lodge Date of Printing: April 3, 2017
Table of Contents CARAVAN SCHEDULE ______________________________________________________ 1 Saturday, September 2, 2017 Sunday, September 3, 2017 Monday, September 4, 2017 _______________________________________________________ 1
SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS ____________________________________________________ 2 CAMP INFO ________________________________________________________________ 2 SPECIAL EVENTS __________________________________________________________ 2 Chili / Cobbler Cook Off __________________________________________________________ 2 Scavenger Hunt _________________________________________________________________ 2 Patch Trading___________________________________________________________________ 3 Branding Irons __________________________________________________________________ 3
WATER AND SANITATION __________________________________________________ 3 PATCHES __________________________________________________________________ 3 TRADING POST ____________________________________________________________ 3 CAMPFIRES _______________________________________________________________ 3 SAFETY AND SECURITY ____________________________________________________ 4 FIRST AID AND EMERGENCIES _____________________________________________ 4 HOSPITALS ________________________________________________________________ 4 HEADQUARTERS___________________________________________________________ 4 CHECKOUT ________________________________________________________________ 4 SCOUTS’ OWN SERVICES ___________________________________________________ 5 CHILI / COBBLER COOKOFF RULES _________________________________________ 6 DIRECTIONS/MAP TO CARAVAN_____________________________________________7 CARAVAN COMMITTEE _____________________________________________________ 8 HISTORY OF CARAVAN _________________________________________________ 9 &10 PERMISSION SLIP _________________________________________________________ 11 DESERT CARAVAN REGISTRATION FORM __________________________________ 12
CARAVAN SCHEDULE Saturday, September 2, 2017 0900-1400 Check-in set up camp, lunch 1300-1600 MERIT BADGES & CUB SCOUT PROGRAM 1700-1900 Dinner and Cleanup 1930-2030 Council Cracker Barrel (at Headquarters) 2045-2145 Order of the Arrow Rededication & Possible Brotherhood Ceremony* 2200
Sunday, September 3, 2017 0700-0830 Breakfast and Cleanup 0830-1200 Competition and Fun Events 1100-1200 Wrangler Games 1200-1300 Lunch and Cleanup 1300-1600 MERIT BADGES & CUB SCOUT PROGRAM 1700-1830 Dinner and Cleanup 1800 SHARP! Cobbler Cook off 1900
Movie at the Mess Hall
2130-2145 Order of the Arrow Rededication 2200
Monday, September 4, 2017 0730-0900 Breakfast and cleanup; break camp, police areas 0830-0930 Scouts’ Own Service * Brotherhood Note: Ordeal members interested in sealing their membership in the Brotherhood must have paid their Lodge dues and be current (dues can be paid at this event); they must have been an active Ordeal member for at least 10 months since their Ordeal; they must remember and understand the Ordeal, its tests, the 4 principals (Allowat, Meteu, Nutiket, Kitchkinet), the Admonition, the handclasp, the OA song, etc (it is recommended that all Brotherhood candidates re-read their Ordeal handbook and Spirit of the Arrow pamphlets in preparation for the Brotherhood). In addition, they must write a brief letter to the Lodge Secretary on what OA membership means to them, their understanding of the Ordeal, and how they intend to provide cheerful service to their unit, Scouting and their Scout camp in the future. (this letter can be written beforehand). Other than paying current dues, there is no cost for the Brotherhood.
SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS As those who have attended earlier caravans know, the weather can change with short notice, so make sure your unit is prepared for adverse weather. Stake down your tents, dining flies, and E-Z ups even if the wind is not blowing. Bring and wear warm clothing and rain gear. Caravan attendees have enjoyed wind, cold weather and rain in the past. Also please be careful with your cooking and warming fires to avoid sparks igniting a nearby unit’s gear namely ours.
FAMILY CAMPING Cub Scouts may attend Caravan only if they are with a guardian or Pack/Den with proper training etc.
CAMP INFO • Scouting units will be required to turn in an approved Tour Permit for their reservation dates. • Cooking at Camp: You will need to bring CAMP STOVE’S ONLY (propane). • Charcoal Cooking: Please bring your own bbq’s or containers as you may not have open flames on the ground, provided you are able to transport out the used charcoal (subject to San Bernardino County and USFS Dept). • All food should be stored in animal proof containers. There are a limited number of picnic tables at camp, please come prepared.
SPECIAL EVENTS Weather permitting; the following competitive events and fun activities will be available. Awards will be presented as suitable. The directions to all events can be found at the Caravan headquarters (Check-in). Chili / Cobbler Cook Off See attached rules Entries in this event will be judged at the check-in area. The Judging will start at 1800 sharp on Saturday. Your unit’s participation in this event could make a portion of your Troop or Patrol dinner for Saturday night or Sunday’s breakfast for that matter. Scavenger Hunt A scavenger hunt will be held between 0930 and 1500, Saturday. The items on the list should be able to be found at the Caravan site or out on the desert. Awards will be awarded to the cubs and scouts that turn in the most items at the earliest time. Units that arrive early will have the advantage here. You may pick up your list at the Caravan Trading Post.
There will be competitive events though out Saturday along with the few listed here, for participation and extra fun. Activity Supplement page will be passed out at Check in. “We especially need Cub Leaders/Parental ideas, support and supervision for the Cub Scout Games, Activities and competitions on Saturday.” Patch Trading There will be a patch trading area set up next to the Trading Post. All traders are welcome all day. Branding Irons Caravan Staff, Saturday from 1300-1630 We will have branding irons for this year’s Caravan, as well as various brands from the past. There are a limited number of these so please do not crowd in at once as the brands take a while to reheat after each use.
WATER AND SANITATION There will be limited restroom facilities provided at Holcomb. Even though there are restroom facilities, each unit is still required to supply their own water for drinking and cooking. This could be a DRY CAMP. You will take all trash with you when you depart! Do not bury any trash or place any trash in the trash receptacles! Remember that you packed it in, so you can pack it out. Each unit’s campsite will be checked for cleanliness before the unit departs. Let’s remember that scouts are good campers, and keep in mind the good camper’s motto: “Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.”
PATCHES Caravan patches will be provided for each registrant. Extra patches may be purchased at the Caravan Trading Post. There will be a special edition Caravan Council Shoulder Patch for sale, also at the Trading Post.
TRADING POST The Trading Post will be located at Caravan Headquarters. At this wonderful locale one may find all information concerning Caravan, scouting, patches, and everything else that you don’t really want to know.
CAMPFIRES As mentioned earlier There are NO open campfires are permitted or BBQ.
SAFETY AND SECURITY There will be no special security force provided for Caravan. It is strongly recommended that each unit make sure that one adult is present in the campsite at all times. This is for safety purposes also.
No firearms, including air guns and/or Fireworks (other then the model rockets supplied by staff) will not be permitted at the Caravan site as per B.S.A. regulations. Any individual possessing such items will be asked to leave Caravan immediately and will forfeit all Caravan fees. FIRST AID AND EMERGENCIES We will have a first aid station near the Headquarters, but each unit should bring its own first aid kit anyway Please bring properly-executed consent to treat slips with you for all those scouts under 18yrs.
HOSPITALS Bear Valley Community Hospital 41870 Garstin Drive Big Bear Lake, CA (909) 866-6501
HEADQUARTERS Information, Lost and Found, Check-in, and the Trading Post will be located at Headquarters (HQ).
CHECKOUT There will be Arrowmen checking units out. Unit’s wishing to leave on Saturday night must see OA members. Be sure your area is clean and restored to the natural surface conditions before you ask to be checked out. There will be no refunds of Caravan fees. Also as you know, the highways back to the SGV become heavily congested on Monday afternoon. Due to the heavy traffic it is suggested that your unit break camp early as to avoid such hassles attributed to heavy traffic. The Headquarters will close at 1000, so any unit who departs after 1000 is on their own.
SCOUTS’ OWN SERVICES Scouts’ Own services will be held from 0830 to 0930 on Sunday on a per Unit basis. All attending the Caravan are encouraged to participate. Remember that a scout is reverent.
CHILI / COBBLER COOKOFF RULES Remember that the most important thing about this competition is that your chili or cobbler should reflect the creative nature of the troop that you represent. Representatives from your troop may participate in the chili cook-off, the cobbler cook-off, or both. Protocol; Presentation is everything in this competition, spare no expense as the judges may easily be bought off by a flashy presentation. A copy of the recipe must accompany every entry, as the judges may want to recreate their favorite chili /cobbler. Your chili / cobbler must be ready to eat prior to the judging start time, remember that a burnt judge is not a happy judge. A late chili or cobbler will be eaten but not included in the judging of the cobblers. It is not just the taste or the presentation that makes a winner. It is the ability to write the rules yourself that gets you the first place ribbon.
Rules Judging criteria is as follows: Be prepared to bring and cook your chili / cobbler within a marked off area that, after the cook starts cooking, may not be crossed by the cook, any person aiding, assisting, or helping the cook, or any item, food, or spice. The rule here is what you bring is what you use to cook. Be prepared to pick up more rules at the check-in area. In the meantime, the following rules will be observed. Did the Unit present a recipe for its cobbler? Is the cobbler cooked properly? Is the cobbler burned? Does the cobbler smell good? Does the cobbler look good? Does the cobbler taste good? THE JUDGES DECISION IS FINAL!
DIRECTIONS / MAP TO CARAVAN
82nd CARAVAN COMMITTEE
Chief and Advisors
Ben Deveau, Phillip Uebele
Signs Registration Trading Post
Sanitation Engineering Branding Irons Council Campfire
, Robert Castillo-Davidson
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The Tuku’ut Lodge expresses its special thanks to all those who have made this Caravan a reality.
CARAVAN HISTORY 1933 1st 1934 2nd 1935 3rd 1936 4th 1937 5th 1938 6th 1939 7th 1940 8th 1941 9th 1942 10th 1943 11th 1944 12th 1945 13th 1946 14th 1947 15th 1948 16th 1949 17th 1950 18th 1951 19th 1952 20th 1953 21st 1954 22nd 1955 23rd 1956 24th 1957 25th 1958 26th 1959 27th 1960 28th 1961 29th 1962 30th 1963 31st 1964 32nd 1965 33rd 1966 34th 1967 35th 1968 36th 1969 37th 1970 38th 1971 39th 1972
Calico-Slope S. of Calico Pipes Canyon
Camp Huntington No Caravan-WWII No Caravan-WWII
Last Christmas Caravan First Thanksgiving Caravan
Dead Mans Point-Apple Valley
Sunrise Valley Deadman Point Lead Mountain Edwards Air Force Base Stoddard Wells Yucca Valley Sunrise Canyon Hesperia-Fish Farm Black Mountain Black Mountain Goldstone Fort Irwin Los Flores Ranch Hesperia Rosmano Dry Gulch China Lake Randsburg Wash 29 Palms Marine Base 29 Palms Marine Base
Olie Pricket Irv Thompson O.J. Cressweell Bob Cornet Ray Galceran Byron Thompson Marcus Woodward Dwight Bekins Norm Shanks Norm Shanks Paul Malling Chuck Williams Ted Knutso Vic Harris George Swabson
40th 1973 41st 1974 42nd 1975 43rd 1976 44th 1977 45th 1978 46th 1979 47th 1980 48th 1981 49th 1982 50th 1983 51st 1984 52nd 1985 53rd 1986 54th 1987 55th 1988 56th 1989 57th 1990 58th 1991 59th 1992 60th 1993 61st 1994 62nd 1995 63rd 1996 64th 1997 65th 1998 66th 1999 67th 2000 68th 2001 69th 2002 70th 2003 2004 71st nd 72 2005 73rd 2006 74th 2007 75th 2008
Boron Edwards Air Force Base LeRoy Spiers Boron-Golf Course Bill Rice Prado Dam Jake Jacobs Corvina Beach Salton Sea Al Rosen North Shore Salton Sea Ed Kolberg Prado Basin Park Herb Naus Edwards Air Force Base Camp Will Ward-Near Salton Sea Tin Can Alley George Way Lake Perris Ken Lang Lake Perris Bob McMurturey Firestone-canceled-rain Woody Simpson Fort Irwin Bob McMurtrey Sun Rise Valley Dick Harris Stoddard Wells Mark Bower Bell Mountain Bob Lang Edwards Air Force Base John Nelson Fort Erwin-Goldstone Dick Harris Sun Rise Valley Phillip Uebele Boron-Golf Course Jeremy Mo Phillip Uebele Mojave Regional Park Ken Hirscht Johnson Flats John Nelson Last Chance Canyon Allen Kambara Tin Can Alley-Calico Peter Wellington Upper Johnson Valley John Nelson Peter Wellington Tin Can Alley Jonathan Mo Phillip Uebele Mojave River Fork Mark Brewster Mojave River Fork John Nelson Mojave River Fork Dennis Dayne Mojave River Fork John Nelson Tin Can Alley Bob Bower Lake Cahulia Park Ann Wellington Lake Cahulia Park Ken Hirscht Rainbow Basin Eric Weiland Rick Wellington Mojave River Fork J. Nelson & P. Uebele Jon Haskett Phillip Uebele 76th 2009 Lake Cahulia Park John Neleson 77th 2010 Majave River Fork Connor Crowly P. Uebele 78th 2011 Rainbow Basin Stuart Goss P. Uebele 79th 2012 Rainbow Basin Ken Hirscht P. Uebele 80th 2013 Holcomb Reservation Scott Tomer P. Uebele 81st 2014 Holcomb Reservation Matt Turk S. Salards nd 82 2015 Holcomb Reservation Caleb Deveau M Cavilaro 83rd 2016 Holcomb Reservation Robert Castillo P Uebele * If anyone can fill any of the missing information please see Phillip Uebele so this list can be updated.
PERMISSION SLIP MEDICAL INFORMATION For ALL Adult and Youth members (Youth are under 18 years of age on the date that this form is submitted). During the year, if the medical provider / insurance information may change, it is important that you contact the Lodge with the current information.
CONTINUING CONSENT TO TREAT MINOR CHILD We, the undersigned, parents or guardians of _______________________________________, a minor, do hereby consent to any X-ray examination, anesthetic, medical or surgical diagnosis or treatment and hospital service that may be rendered to said minor under the general or specific instructions of a physician licensed to practice in the United States, whether such diagnosis or treatment is rendered at the office of said physician or at a hospital licensed by the medical authority of any State of the United States. It is understood that consent is given in advance of any specific diagnosis, treatment or hospital care being required, but is given in order that said physician may have the opportunity to exercise best judgment as to the action which may be necessary or required to protect the life and health of said minor child. This consent shall remain effective until revoked in writing by the parents or guardian of said minor. __________ Date
____________________________ Signature of Parent or Guardian
Day Time Phone: (____) _____-_________
Night Time Phone: (____) _____-_________
MEDICAL INSURANCE INFORMATION Health Insurance Provider: ______________________________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ Telephone Number: (____) _____-_________ Ext. (if necessary)_____ Health Insurance Policy Identification or other Identification Information that will provide immediate treatment ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________
MINOR'S PHYSICIAN Name: _______________________________ Telephone Number: (____) _____-_________ Street Address: ____________________________________________________________ City: _____________________________
State: _________ ZIP: _______-______
MEDICATION AND ALLERGIES Prescription Medicine: _______________________________________________________________________ Allergies: _________________________________________________________________________________
CARAVAN REGISTRATION FORM $15.00 per Person Date: __________________, 2017 Name of person registering: _____________________________________________________ Day time telephone number: (______) ______ ________
Night time tel. # (______) ______ ________
Address: ________________________________________________________. ________________________________________________________. City:
_________________________________________________. State: ______
Names of persons registering for participation at Desert Caravan. ADULTS
Number of Adults: ________
Number of Youth: __________ Total Number: _______________ x $15.00 $________________