Glacier's Edge Council - Baraboo Circus Heritage 2018

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Baraboo Circus Heritage 2018

Event Details

REGISTRATION / REFUND QUESTIONS should be directed to Callie Fritchen 608-310-7300.  Campsite / Program questions should be directed to Steve Orlovsky, Thank you!


Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, and Children of All
Ages, get ready for the Greatest Show on Earth!
held the weekend of May 18, 19 and 20, 2018, at the Sauk County
Fairgrounds in Baraboo, Wisconsin. This year’s theme is “Science
under the Big Top”. Learn about how to balance anything, why
performers keep their arms and legs tucked to spin faster, how you
can stand on a bed of nails. BE PREPARED to test your skills on
the archery, bb guns and sling shot ranges. Race a Pinewood
Derby car. Show off your cooking skills in the Dutch Oven
cooking contest. New exhibits and activities are added each week -
many of your old favorites and some new surprises are in store for

Our Saturday evening show will be Lawnmower Racing.
Lawnmower racing is innovative. Racers modify suburban
grass cutters into race-day speed demons. The American
Racing Mower Association competitions allow racers to ride
any self-propelled rotary or reel-style riding lawnmower (but
not zero-turn models), so long as the mower was originally
designed and sold to mow lawns, and the mower must remain
suitable for lawn cutting, though for safety’s sake the blades
are removed on racing mower. Racers can tinker with
engines and transmissions to fulfill their need for speed.

Adults and youth attending the Heritage are invited to take part in
the forth annual David Kuckuk Memorial Herzlauf ("Heart Run").
The Herzlauf consists of a 5K chip-timed race($23), 5K walk($20)
and a 1 mile fun run($8). The event is co-located with the Baraboo
Circus Heritage Weekend presented by the Glacier's Edge Council
of the Boy Scouts of America. Race proceeds benefit scout
For More information or to sign-up head to: Race/WI/Baraboo/HERZLAUF2018

COOKING CONTEST Saturday afternoon
Bring your Dutch Oven and all the ingredients for your favorite
dessert, and take part in the Dutch Oven Dessert Bake Off.

PINEWOOD DERBY Saturday afternoon
Join in the fun. Pinewood Derby Races will be held on
Saturday afternoon with divisions for boys and girls 7 thru 10,
plus an open class for ages 11 and up, including leaders. You
can bring a car that you’ve already made. Awards will be
presented after the races.

THE SIDESHOW Saturday morning & afternoon
There are always many exciting displays and activities at the
Sideshow. Exhibitors may include Chess, Frisbee Golf,
Blacksmiths, Dutch Oven Cooking, Bounce House Obstacle
Course, Lumberjacks and the Pedal Pullers Tractor Competition.

STEM Area Saturday
(Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) There will
be many hands-on activities that challenge your mind.

Grass-covered campsites will be assigned at registration. If units
want to camp together, they will need to arrive at the fairgrounds
together. The fairgrounds will be the starting and stopping point
for all Heritage activities and the site of many activities. No
travel trailers, campers or RVs will be allowed in the group
campsites. Cars must be removed to the parking lot. Sorry,
no picnic tables are available and ground fires are not permitted.
For more information on other private and public
accommodations in the Baraboo area, you may contact the
Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce at or phone

Units are allowed to bring and cook their own food, following all
Scouting rules with regard to food handling and preparation.
There will be a commercial food stand available on the
fairground that serves fair type food. Circus World has
concessions at their location. In addition, there are many fine
restaurants in Baraboo.

Scouts and Leaders are expected to wear their uniforms. Other
participating youth groups are encouraged to wear distinctive
distinguishing clothing, hats, etc. Show the pride in your
organization that it deserves. All leaders are reminded to follow
the most recent Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scout policies
regarding adult participation on outings. You are also reminded
that you are responsible for the youth under your care wherever
they are during the entire weekend. Please be aware of where the
Scouts are and what they are up to at all times. Thank you.

Photographs taken during the weekend by the BCH
Photographers may be used for BCH promotion.

The Sauk County Fairgrounds forbids the use of Chinese sky
lanterns (the type that burn and float in the air). Please also
discourage Scouts from bringing or buying any hazardous or
annoying articles such as snappers, slingshots, whips, squirt guns,
peashooters, etc. These articles will be confiscated on sight. Any
person engaging in harmful activities will be disqualified from
participating in Baraboo Circus Heritage.

9 am to 4 pm on both Saturday and Sunday.
The Museum, which is owned by the Historical Society of
Wisconsin, awaits to astound you! Your BCH registration
INCLUDES admission to the Museum. So be sure to tour the
World's largest collection of antique Circus Wagons.

Bring your Unit’s Flags and take part in the Flag Ceremony on
Saturday morning. If you have your state flag bring it also. This
will be a great start to a wonderful day of activities. Let’s see
your flags in the flag procession!

Design and build your own circus wagon ahead of time on a
coaster wagon or similar chassis. There are two classes of
wagons: wagons built by those under 11 and those 11 to 18.
There will be separate divisions for wagons built by individual
youth and by a group of youth. Judging is based on
craftsmanship, creativity, and the youth’s knowledge on how the
wagon was built. Interesting uses of material, movement and
music will also catch the judge’s eyes. Top wagons receive
trophies and all wagons entered will receive a ribbon. Stop by
and vote for your favorite for the popular vote trophy.

Baraboo is the birthplace of the Ringling Brothers Circus, the
Gollmar Brothers Circus and the Wilber W. Deppe Classic
Country Circus. Hike though Baraboo and discover its many
historic places.

SCOUTING MUSEUM Friday evening, Saturday
Be sure to visit the Scouting Museum to see Scouting's past in
patches, books, and other historical items. Try to find the
answers to the Scout Museum Contest. Patch trading will be
allowed in the museum area. No cash sales allowed and the area
will be supervised. The Museum is made possible by a group of
Scouters known as the Eight Ball Patrol.

BCH is great place for Troops and Packs to get to know each
other better. There are so many things happening at BCH that a
Tiger Cub or an Eagle Scout will find something that interests
them. Troops, invite your local Cub Packs to come along! And
Cub Packs invite your local Troop to come along!

The per person registration fee for 2018 is $19.00
(weekend)/$17.00 (Saturday only) if registered before May 4th
and $21.00/$19.00 for later registrations. However, Baraboo
Circus Heritage will let your unit double its pre-registration on
the day of the event. Here's how it works: let's say you register
10 people before May 4th, then you may register up to 10 more
people on the day of the event for the same pre May 4th price.
All other registrations after May 4th will be $21/$19. Your
registration fee includes: Admission to the Circus World
Museum, Camping at the fairgrounds, Sideshow, Scouting
Museum, Center Ring Stage Show, 2018 BCH 3" round Patch,
Unit Participation Ribbon, and many awards.

We are offering a $2.00 discount to those units that only wish to
join in the fun Saturday. Go to the Circus World Museum, have
fun at the Sideshow, then join us for the Center ring Stage show
before you pack up and head home.

Registration / Refund questions should be directed to Callie
Fritchen 608-310-7300. Campsite / Program questions should
be directed to Steve Orlovsky, You
can look for updates on the Glacier's Edge Council web site. and our Facebook page

Each unit is requested to use the BSA physical form parts A & B.
These forms, available online at
, must be properly completed and kept by the unit leader. In case
of an emergency, treatment could be delayed if information is
not available to medical personnel.

We need a roster of everyone who attends Baraboo Circus
Heritage. We ask that Leaders provide a roster to the registration
office upon arrival at the event.

The Heritage extends an invitation to other organized youth
groups to take part in the Heritage. Non-Boy Scout groups are
expected to follow leadership and other basic event policies of
the Boy Scouts of America.

Accident and sickness insurance is not provided for out of
council units. Please make sure that your council or unit
provides this insurance.


Registration / Refund questions should be directed to Callie Fritchen 608-310-7300. 

Campsite / Program questions should be directed to Steve Orlovsky,

Thank you!




When & Where
Baraboo Circus Heritage 2015
Sauk County Fairgrounds
Friday 05-18-2018 4:00 PM CT to
Sunday 05-20-2018 4:00 PM CT Past
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