Klondike Derby - District 10
2021 Klondike Derby
A Klondike derby is an annual Scouts BSA event based on the heritage of the Klondike Gold Rush.
The derby consists of several stations where patrols/units must test their Scoutcraft skills and their leadership abilities, earning points towards a total score. The patrol must transport their gear on a homemade sled pulled by the Scouts. The Patrol that earns the most points in the scout skills competition will take home the Klondike Derby Traveling Trophy to display in your meeting place over the next year.
Leaders, for the sake of supporting Webelos II Scouting Adventure requirements, please consider inviting 1 or 2 Webelos II Den members near your troop to participate with your patrol. Please register your Scout + Webelos participants as a single patrol. On-line registration will be by patrol to enforce the 10-person limit. A list of Packs, Pack Leaders, and Webelos II Den Leaders contact information is available upon request.
If your troop is registering more than one patrol, you will need to complete a separate registration for each patrol. You may split your leaders across the patrols to avoid paying twice.
9401 S. Oak Park Ave. (Just north of 95th St.)
Oak Lawn, IL
Please enter off of Oak Park Ave and park in the lot east of the first traffic circle (see attached map)
For COVID Safety We will be limited to a total of 10 Patrols of no more than 8 scouts
$4.00 each (Scouts and Adults)
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM (8:30 Registration Check-in Begins)
All scouts and leaders must be in good health and answer NO to all questions on the BSA COVID-19 Checklist before traveling to the Klondike. Masks are required of all Klondike participants. Patrols will be distanced from all other patrols and assigned a time where ONLY the Patrol Leader and an Adult will check-in. Each patrol will be assigned a skill station where they will start from a strict “shotgun” style rotation. We will follow a 30-minute rotation at each station. No more than 2 patrols will participate at each station, distanced 30 ft. apart at the station
- Patrols of 6-8 scouts. Max 8 to keep count of patrol members and leaders under 10 people at each skill site.
- Furnish their own Sled, with minimum weight of 50 lbs. (including gear)
- Patrols will need to bring their own tinder, kindling and firewood for fire building competition.
- No food will be served. Patrols need to bring their own lunch that will be eaten in a patrol group of under 10 scouts and leaders
- The event will be limited to 10 patrols with total event participation limited to 100 people (Scouts, Leaders, Webelos, and staff).
- Troops must download and complete a separate PTAC Health Log (under "attachments" on the right side of your screen) for each patrol with the participant's names, temperatures, questions answered, and contact telephone numbers. This health Log will need to be submitted to the event staff at check-in.
- In compliance with CDC guidelines intended to prevent and reduce transmission of COVID-19, visitors are welcome to spectate from the parking lot. For the Scouts, the cars they arrived in are to be used as their "lodge" for warming up.