Klondike Derby 2015
Myles Standish State Forest Plymouth
January 23 – January 25, 2015
It’s 1899 and gold is discovered in the Klondike region of the Yukon. Suddenly, from all over the country, thousands converge on this forbidding part of North America to “Strike it Rich.” They earn the nickname Stampeders because of their single-minded perseverance to reach the gold fields. Stampeders had to brave climbing sheer walls of ice in Chilkoot Pass and the dangers of the Dead Horse Trail. Few had the stamina to make it. Will you?
Get Gold Fever! Organize your Scout and Webelos I/II’s Patrols into Stampeder dog sled teams and take the Yukon Gold Rush Challenge—Gold in the Cold. All Stampeders are guaranteed to strike it rich this time!
Klondike ~ A test of Scout skills and endurance. Boy Scouts compete against Boy Scouts and Webelos against Webelos for ribbons and glory. Each Patrol forms into a “Stampeder Dog Sled Team” and competes as a separate expedition.
Mountain Man ~ Four Boy Scouts, ages 14 years and older, form a team to compete in a test of marksmanship, archery, axe throwing, log chopping, and skills of ingenuity and stamina. A team consists of exactly four boys from the same Troop. Any deviation from these rules will result in disqualification.
L’Hivernant ~ Boy Scouts best a cold winter night’s sleep in tents.
Troop 99 Specifics