Bucktail Council - 50th Anniversary Polar Bear

50th Anniversary Polar Bear

Event Details

Boy Scouts enjoy this annual event where skills are tested.  They will compete in events like knot tying, building fires, map and compass reading, and much more!  Check out the Polar Bear Information Packet in the links to the right.

If you feel your troop is not ready to camp in the winter weather cabins can be rented for the weekend, or you are welcome to attend Saturday and participate in the competition.

You will be asked to select a Patrol for each youth member registered. Please utilize the team divisions in the registration to make these designations. If you don't receive an email asking for patrol names shortly after registering, please be prepared to give those during check-in.

For the 50th Anniversary, the events are going back to the basics, which include: Fire Building, Rifle Shooting, Orienteering, Tree/Animal Identification, First Aid, Tomahawk Throwing, Sled Race, Knots & Lashings, Citizenship & Scouting Knowledge, and Lunch on the Trail. Prepare accordingly!

Adult Sled Competition

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary, the adults will have their opportunity to test their scouting skills and knowledge against the youth.  The adults will be held to the same standards and requirements as set forth in this memo.  The only differences are that the adults will run the course in the opposite direction as the youth, and the adults can be from multiple troops to make up a sled.  There will be separate awards for the adult sleds, but we will let the youth know where you finish in relationship to their scores—don’t let the youth show you up!

Dutch Oven Contest

For those adults that do not compete in the Adult Sled Competition, we will be having a Dutch Oven Contest.  Each troop is to enter one main course and one dessert.  Those troops that enter both will receive 20 points (10 points for each) for all of the sleds in their troop.  Therefore, it is imperative that you participate or your troop’s sleds will be at a point disadvantage.  Judging will take place at 3:00 PM in the Dining Hall.  Awards will be given for the best main course and best dessert. 

Thank you!


Ryan Sayers
Polar Bear Chairman
Sheri Price
District Executive
Council Service Center
209 First Street
DuBois, Pennsylvania 15801
Phone: 814-371-5650
When & Where
Camp Mountain Run

Friday 01-18-2019 6:00 PM to
Saturday 01-19-2019 11:59 PM
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