Klondike Derby

The Troop participated in this year’s Winter Mid-America Council Camporee at Little Sioux Scout Ranch. In a Klondike Derby, Scout patrols acting as huskies pulled specially designed homemade sleds around a field course marked by stations named for towns or cities, such as Dawson or Fairbanks. At each town the Scouts worked together, solving problems, as well as participated in contests and other activities. There were around 20 or so troops at the camp and around 200 or so scouts participating in the activities. Troop 412 took 3rd place in the Spear throwing contest. Brandon took 3rd place in the 22 rifle shooting contest and Blake threw a perfect bulls eye with a tomahawk at 15’. We also took 2nd place in our group of teams in the Klondike sled race. We think we were 4th overall by just a few seconds in the race. You can see the Feb 9, 2013 Klondike Race here . You can see that the snow was in short supply that day. <br>Our previous Klondike Derby was Jan 24, 2009. It got down to -5 degrees at night! This year the temperature was around 32 degrees, so it was relatively warm in comparison to our previous Klondike. You can see some old photos of the 2009 “Winter Freezeree”<br> at this link in the Photo Gallery. A short video of the 2009 Klondike race is here . You can find more photos of the February 2013 Klondike Derby<br> in the Photo Gallery. The articles on this page are from Omaha Troop 412 from activities from past years. Click the links below to visit articles from other years. <br>


Author: Voodoodriver

I am a mobile disc jockey, planner, master of ceremonies, scouter, and dad in Elkhorn, Nebraska! see also Indianapolis Indiana / Dubuque, Iowa. I believe in love, and the oxford comma.

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