11th Annual Klondike Derby
Your unit is invited to participate in the 11th Annual Klondike Derby, which will take place Mar 6-8, 2020, at Ranger Creek Airstrip, Buck Creek, WA.
Most competitions take place on Saturday, but Scouts and Venturers are invited to camp Friday and/or Saturday nights as well. The Klondike is a traditional Scout patrol-based event. Patrol members must work together to navigate the course and compete in the challenges.
This is a patrol versus patrol challenge, trying to earn as many gold points as they can. First patrol registered is the first patrol on the course.
Each 'Dog Team' (so-called because Scouts act as Huskies), as a separate expedition. A map/score sheet given to the acting Senior Patrol Leader at registration. The map guides the team over a field course to each event. The stations can be visited on any order you like, but if the station is backed up, instead of waiting try another station.
A practical problem involving basic Scouting skills will be encountered at each stop. Depending on how well the team works out this contest problem, it will be awarded a number of 'gold' points and have its score sheet marked and be off to the next station. All patrols must visit all stations. After the final station, the team is on the final stretch. Report to the registration station to have your score sheets checked and recorded.
The skills that will be tested are - First Aid, Orienteering, Lashing, Knot Tying, Team Skills, Fire Building & Cooking, Shelter Building, and another Scout Skill.
When when all stations are finished, the final challenge is the sled race.
Vehicles staying overnight are required to display an Annual Forest Use Pass or a Recreational Use Pass, the cost is $5.00 each and you will need two passes. The passes can be purchased at the USFS Ranger Station 450 Roosevelt Avenue East Enumclaw, WA 98022-9240 (360) 825-6585 open M-F 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Boy Scouts of America
Fox Island, WA
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