Green River District

 

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Green River District
Klondike Derby
Information
January 12-13, 2018
(11-9-2017 update)

Klondike Derby!                                                                                                           

This is Green River District’s winter event – similar to Camporee games – but held in the snow. 

WHO:  All: Boy Scout Patrols, Venturing Crews, and Webelos Dens may participate.  Units attending will receive participation ribbons and all scouts attending will receive a cool, 2018 Klondike patch!

The Klondike Derby originates from the Klondike gold rush era, where miners tested their skills against the elements for precious nuggets of gold. Some struck it rich and, some not so rich. Likewise, Patrols and Dens will be awarded gold nuggets by competing against the clock and each other in a series of games based on scouting skills.  Each patrol’s “mining” success will be based on how well they follow instructions, apply their scout skills, work as a patrol in team fashion and show off their scout spirit. Their efforts will be rewarded with “gold nuggets”.

AWARDS:  Trophies and ribbons will be awarded to Webelos Scouts, First Year Scouts, and Experienced Scouts who finish first place in overall scores. Patrol/Den Ribbons will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each game.

KLONDIKE STAFF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!  Like last year, the games and program areas will be staffed with experienced Youth and Adults.  Experienced Youth (14-18 yrs) not participating in a patrol are encouraged to help staff events and program areas.  Each troop attending should plan on providing at least one adult volunteer to assist. 

Each unit is asked to sponsor and staff a game.  If you have a new game suggestion let us know and we can help develop how to score it.  Each game should be able to be done by patrols of 4 to 10 scouts within a time limit of 2-10 minutes.  Equipment and gear for the games should be from the patrol gear list to be carried on each patrol’s sled.  See the equipment list so your patrols come prepared.

Jan 13th 2018:

8 am – Check-in Get Ready to Start.
8:30 am – Staff/Game Leaders Meeting – Each Unit should have a participant in this!
9 am - Games Start
12 noon – Games End – Lunch – Hot Soup
1 pm - Awards Announcements
1:30 pm – Pick-up Unit awards, Patches, ribbons.