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Klondike Derby 2021

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Klondike Derby 2021

Winter Outdoor Skills Competition! Saturday, February 13, 2021

This is a traditional Scouting Winter Camping and Outdoor Skills competition. Each patrol/crew must build and bring a wheeled Klondike sled or a wheeled miniature Conestoga or Prairie Schooner Wagon with their trademark canvas bonnets!

New COVID-19 Procedures. Klondike has new procedures for cleaning, sanitizing, hygiene, mask wearing, and social distancing to help prevent crowds and to keep our Scouts outside where it is much safer than indoors.

Participants can serve as the draft animal of their choice: dogs, horses, oxen, or mules - depending on the vehicle they bring! Patrols/teams will load the wagons/sleds with their personal and patrol equipment and pull them through the competition course using a map and compass to find each station. Competition Stations will be named after famous Gold Rush towns. Patrols/teams will receive "gold" nuggets for their score at each station. Some events will be competitive, some will be instructional. Each station will time and test patrols on their team work, winter camping skills, Scouting knowledge and their problem solving ability.

Click here for the Klondike Derby information page.

Check-in                   7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Friday
Crackerbarrel:           9:00 PM Friday (for adult leaders, SPL’s, SYL’s)


Check-in                   7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Sat.
Leader Meeting         8:00 a.m. Saturday
Opening Ceremony   8:30 a.m. Saturday

Competition               8:30-a.m. - 12:00 PM Saturday
Lunch                        12:00-1:00 PM Saturday
Competition               1:00-4:00 PM Saturday
Sled/ Race                 4:00 PM Saturday

 

This is a traditional Scouting Winter Camping and Outdoor Skills competition. Each patrol/crew must build and bring a wheeled Klondike sled or a wheeled miniature Conestoga or Prairie Schooner Wagon with their trademark canvas bonnets!

Participants can serve as the draft animal of their choice: dogs, horses, oxen, or mules - depending on the vehicle they bring! Patrols/teams will load the wagons/sleds with their personal and patrol equipment and pull them through the competition course using a map and compass to find each station. Competition Stations will be named after famous Gold
Rush towns. Patrols/teams will receive "gold" nuggets for their score at each station.

Some events will be competitive, some will be instructional. Each station will time and test patrols on their team work, winter camping skills, Scouting knowledge and their problem solving ability. Details in the Klondike Leader’s Guide on our website this winter.

Competition Events will include:

  • Equipment Inspection
  • Orienteering Course
  • Obstacle Crossing
  • Fire Building
  • Travois Races
  • Emergency Shelter Building
  • Rescue and Cold Weather First Aid
  • Flag Pole Raising
  • Bear Bag skills
  • Blindfold Tent Setup
  • Sled and Wagon Slalom races
  • Other activities – Be Prepared!
  • Dutch Oven Cooking- Patrols may provide a dinner entree cooked in a Dutch Oven with recipe to be judged. Entry must be brought to the Dining Hall by 6 PM and must be of sufficient portion for three judges to sample. This is a Troop competition – 1 entry per troop.

 

When & Where
Klondike Derby
Camp Tahuaya
Friday 02-12-2021 5:00 PM CT to
Sunday 02-14-2021 10:00 AM CT
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