2019 Live Oak Challenge – The Oregon Trail!
The 2019 Scout Live Oak Challenge theme will be “The Oregon Trail” and held March 29th – 31st at Green Dickson Scout Camp.
Patrols will race from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon passing through key stopping locations, just as the original Pioneers did. At each location, the Patrols will be given a challenge they will need to complete in order to continue to their next destination. Challenges will be true to the period and similar to problems Pioneers faced on the Oregon Trail. Patrols will travel with a Covered Wagon they have built ahead of time, made mostly out of wood. In the Wagon, they will carry the things they will need in order to make the journey to Oregon City. After the Patrols arrive in Oregon City, we have a Wagon race.
The Patrol Wagon will need to meet the following specifications and will be judged for Authenticity:
A partial Equipment List for what needs to be carried in the Wagon:
A map to Oregon City will be given to each Patrol. There will be more than one route, so basic map and compass skills is a must. Skills that will be needed:
After everyone arrives in Oregon City, we will have a wagon race and then circle the wagons for the town cookout where each Patrol will cook something up to share at the Oregon City Festival dinner at the new Pavilion. All cooking will be done over open fires in fire safe pans off of the ground. I recommend two metal hog feed pans, one upside down, stacked on the ground for fire pans. Patrols are to bring their own food, cookware, fire pans, eating utensils and plates. No paper, plastic, or styrofoam will be allowed. Patrols are responsible for setting up their own wash stations for cleanup after the meal. This will be a low trash generating event just like in the 1800’s.
As usual, we will need OA members and Adult leaders to help setup and manage the stopping points along the trail. Before the Camporee, each Troop will be assigned one or two locations to setup and run.
Please contact me with questions or suggestions.
2019 District Pinewood Derby
We will also have the District Pinewood Derby on that Saturday as well as other cub scout events. Check back for a list of events and a schedule.