Kootaga Klondike Derby Jan. 19-20
This year the Klondike will be held at Camp Kootaga. Everything starts Saturday morning, check-in will be held at Sparky’s Park. Check-in will start at 07:30AM and will be completed at 08:45AM. The cost of the Klondike will be $5.00. Lunch will be provided.
We do need your help in order to run this Klondike so the Scouts will have a great program. So call or email me, it’s listed on the last page.
What is a Klondike Derby?
It’s a Boy Scout Winter Skill and Camping event, held in January in the snow (hopefully). Typically, it involves an overnight campout and multiple Camporee type competitions, where Boy Scout Troops and Patrols compete against each other. Boys are divided into Patrols and each Patrol uses a Dog Type sled that uses Scout power to pull it instead of dogs. The Scouts pull the sleds that are loaded with their personal and patrol equipment. The Scouts journey through woods and fields, up and down the hills and stop at different activity stations where they are tested on different Scout skills. When they arrive at these stations they are tested on their Scouting knowledge, team work and problem solving skills.
One of the most important parts of a Klondike Derby is to keep warm and dry. Each Scout must know what to wear. Winter weather is very changeable, requiring preparedness for almost any condition. Your best protection is your common sense. Dress in layers. Avoid working up a sweat, and keep yourself comfortable by removing or adding layers of clothing.
If your troop camps in TENTS Friday night they will receive an extra 20 points on their score sheet at the end of the activities.
Will be provided.
There will be no wheels allowed on the sled.
Equipment List for the Sled
Camp on your own.
07:30 to 08:45AM Saturday Morning Check-in
08:45 to 09:00AM Opening Ceremony:
09:00 AM to 12:00PM Morning Events
12:00PM to 1:00PM Saturday Lunch
1:00 to 4:00PM Afternoon Events
4:00PM Ending Ceremony
* All activities and scheduling subject to change. *
Chairman of Klondike
Scoutmaster of Troop 203
Senior District Executive