Beaumont Klondike Derby, Jan 25
January 25-27, 2019
Beaumont Scout Reservation
Klondike Derby is a fun-filled winter activity patterned after the Gold Rush Days in the Yukon. Patrols build sledges like the early prospectors used as they hunted for gold. The members of your patrol will serve as the team of huskies to pull your patrol’s sledge around our course. Your patrol will visit a number of stations, where your patrol will be confronted with a problem requiring a Scout skill to solve. Depending on how well your patrol works out the problem, you will receive a number of points (nuggets).
At registration, each patrol will be given a numbered scorecard that they will use at each City and upon which their score will be recorded at each City (as well as on the judge's list). This scorecard will be marked at which City you are to begin the Derby. Each patrol will rotate to the next City in numerical order ONLY during the time indicated for MOVE. See the map for City locations. A major exception will be at Fire Building/Cooking (Dead Horse City #4). All Patrols will visit that City at 11:45AM for lunch. At 1:00PM all patrols will resume their numerical order.
Please be at your first City at 9:30AM sharp, ready to go. Check-in inspections will be at your first City, check-out inspections will be at your last City.
If you lose your scorecard, you will lose all points. In the event of a conflict between the score recorded on the patrol scorecard and on the judge's master list, the judge's list will be considered accurate.
Scoutmasters: Since this is an all day event, please be very attentive to the clothing your Scouts will be wearing. 5 3/4 hours on the trail may be very demanding, especially in footwear, gloves, and hats.
At 9:30AM, a horn will sound to indicate the start of the first event. It will sound again at the first move time, or end of each succeeding event. Move ONLY at the period of time indicated on the schedule.
By 4:00PM, all patrol scorecards MUST be turned in to Klondike Headquarters (Camp Host Building).
In the event of severe weather, decisions will be made at the Leader's Cracker Barrel on Friday.
Equipment check-in will be at each patrol's first City from 9:30AM to 9:45AM. A siren will sound to indicate the start of the first event. Each event will last thirty minutes and ONLY thirty minutes. Ten minutes will be allowed for moving between each City before the next event begins.
$8 per youth or adult
Registration closes at 11:59 on January 20.