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2021 Northern Star Scouting Klondike Derby

Event Details

2021 Northern Star Scouting
Klondike Derby


Klondike Series Overview

Join your fellow troops and crews from across Northern Star Scouting for a weekend of competition, Scout skills, and fellowship during our two Klondike Derbies.  The Klondike events are an excellent opportunity for your unit to demonstrate proficiency in Scout skills and teamwork. Each Klondike event is open to all Northern Star Scouts BSA troops or Venture crews regardless of district affiliation. 

The 2021 Klondike Derby events will be held on two different Saturdays, and one Sunday at two different Northern Star Scouting camps in the winter of 2021. Join us January 30th at Stearns Scout Camp, or February 20th/ 21st at Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp.  The Klondike Derby leader guide with further program-specific details will be released on this site in the coming weeks. We hope to see you this winter! (Updated 02/08/2021)

Event Registration Details

Groups will be limited to a cohort of 15 when registering.  To abide by COVID-19 best practices, all participants must be pre-registered (no walk-ins will be allowed).  Note: when registering, you will only be able to select a maximum of 15 slots for your unit.  Registrations with over 15 participants will result in an error message, with additional registrants being added to the event waiting list.  If your unit is likely to bring over 15 participants, please register for a second cohort. 

Registrations will be limited to a total of 150 participants to abide by COVID-19 best practices.  Registration will close on January 27th at 11:59PM for the Stearns Scout Camp event, and on February 17th at 11:59PM for the Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp events.  A waiting list will be available through the registration site.  

A waiting list is currently enabled for units interested in attending the Klondike Derby.  The event to be held on February 20th at Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp is full.  We are working on contacting wait listed units to confirm availability for the recently announced 3rd session to be held at Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp on Sunday February 21st.  Units will be contacted based on original waitlist booking date.  Once all wait listed units have been contacted, the registration for the February 21st event will be opened to the public.           

Event Costs

Scouts: $12 each.

Staff/ Adults: $5 each. 

Required Paperwork

All participants will be required to submit a COVID-19 Screening Checklist and parts A and B of the Boy Scouts of America's Annual Health and Medical Record. 

Preparing for Klondike

Be sure to read the Leader Guide for more information about what to bring to the event, and how to prepare your Scouts for a fun, safe, and successful experience. 

Webelos and Arrow of Light Scout (4th /5th grade Webelos) Participation

Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts are encouraged to attend, but must register with an attending unit.  Skills instruction and programming will be conducted in-unit during the event.  We strongly recommend that Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts practice their Scout skills prior to attending.  This event is considered a transition and retention activity and Webelos can participate alongside Scouts BSA Troops.  Visiting Scouts and parents will factor into outdoor gathering size limits.   

COVID-19 Information/ Frequently Asked Questions (Updated 12/07/2020)

Are there restrictions on who can attend the Klondike events?

We are asking those participants with serious underlying medical conditions as outlined by the CDC to not attend camp for their own safety. Those who are in this group need to have a conversation with their medical provider when considering attending one of the Klondike events.

What are the expectations for travel to and from the Klondike events?

We encourage people to travel to and from the Klondike Derby as families or household groups.  However, the final decision on travel arrangements will be at the discretion of each parent.

What social distancing measures will be in place at the Fall Camporee events?

We fully anticipate social distancing will be a part of our Klondike events.  Program will be offered in-unit, with limited interaction between units.  We are encouraging participants to adhere to best practices, including maintaining six feet of distance when possible, as well as wearing face masks. 

What will health and sanitation look like at the Klondike events? 

Expect more frequent required hand washing, greater access to hand washing and hand sanitizer, additional cleaning of high touch surfaces, and sanitization of program equipment between each use.

Will we be required to wear masks while participating in the Klondike Derby? 

Based on guidance we are recommending that participants wear masks when social distancing cannot be maintained. 

What if a participant shows symptoms of COVID-19 after attending a Klondike Derby event? 

Our expectation is that any participant who exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 would promptly contact their physician for evaluation.  If a test is administered and the results are positive for COVID-19, a public health official will contact the individual. Please discuss the individual’s involvement in a Scouting activity with them and provide Northern Star’s contact information (Kris Burbank: 612-261-2450 or  Public health will reach out to us directly.

If the symptoms occur greater than 14 days after conclusion of the activity the risk of COVID related to the activity or transmission to others present at the activity would be extremely low.

How will programming occur at the Klondike Derby events?

All programming will be conducted in-unit during the events, with units remaining distant from other participants. Units will be provided with program resources and material in order to enjoy an outdoor program experience.  Units will not connect with participants outside of their cohort during the event (e.g. no large-group gatherings or ceremonies).   

Will meals be provided?

To assist with social distancing best practices, meals will be facilitated by units attending the Klondike Derby events (due to the timing of the program, this will likely be lunch-only).  Please plan on developing your own unit menu and providing equipment accordingly.  

Are Health Forms and Pre-Screening Forms required for participants on-site for less than 72 hours?

Yes, all participants remaining on-site will require a Pre-Screening Form and Health Form to be submitted. 

Why is there a cap to the number of participants?

In order to safely operate the events, we are planning for conditions as they exist currently.  The numbers determined by the organizing committee are within where we can safely operate. 

When & Where
2021 Klondike Derby SSC
Stearns Scout Camp
Saturday 01-30-2021 8:30 AM CT to 4:00 PM CT Past
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2021 Klondike Derby FCA
Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp
Saturday 02-20-2021 8:30 AM CT to 4:00 PM CT Past
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2021 Klondike Derby FCA - Sunday
Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp
Sunday 02-21-2021 8:30 AM CT to 4:00 PM CT Past
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