Klondike Derby
and Winter Camping


The Klondike Derby is a Council planned and run event at Camp Birch. Teams of Scouts will compete in numerous events while travelling around a sled course at Camp Birch. Our Troop has three sleds and normally enters two or three teams. Team size is normally 6 Scouts per Sled. An Adult Scout Leader will prepare the Scouts and their sleds for this event. This is a Saturday event.

In conjunction with the Klondike Derby, our troop will also hold a winter camp-out. Details are in the notes section below.

Troop 71 will once again run one of the "villages" where the sled teams stop to perform a task. Adult volunteers are needed to monitor the scouts as they perform the task and also judge the results. Like last year, Troop 71’s village will be Cooper’s Landing which will be located at the boathouse.

Scouts and scouters may elect to participate in only the Klondike Derby or both the derby and overnight camping.


Meet: 8:30 am, Saturday, 25 January 2014 at Camp Birch parking lot. The event kicks off at the Adams building at 9:30 AM and ends at the Dining Hall at 4:00 PM, followed by Scouts’ Own Service and awards at 4:45 PM.

Pick-up times:
For Participants in Klondike Derby Only: Pick-up 5:30 pm, Saturday, 25 January 2014 from the Camp Birch parking lot
For derby and camping participants: Pick-up 10:00 am, Sunday, 26 January 2014 from the Camp Birch parking lot


Winter camping will be at the Black Hoof site at Camp Birch. This is the same site we had in 2014

Klondike Derby will be at Camp Birch proper on Saturday, 25 January 2014.


Klondike Derby: $10 for Scouts, $5 for adults (Pay this to Stan L.). For those camping, there will be an additional cost for food that will be provided (dinner, cracker barrel and breakfast) (Reimburse Athan V. for cost of food).



Scouts participating in the derby MUST bring their Saturday lunch (to be packed in the sled)

Please advise of any food allergies by annotating the Consent Form


Click on the following links for:
See attached flyer for event information and list of items to have on sleds
Winter Camping Tips
Generic Camping Equipment Checklist.
Items required to be on all Klondike Derby sleds.
-  Scouts Must Have:
Sleeping bag (rated 20 F or better)  Foam pad  Stocking cap  Warm sleep wear (e.g., long johns and socks)  Winter boots  Layered clothing (e.g., polypropylene long underwear + fleece/sweater + windproof pants and jacket + socks (wool/synthetic blend))  Warm parka Mittens or gloves (wool / synthetic) with water-resistant outer shell Rain gear Mess kit (plate, bowl, fork, spoon, knife, cup, etc.) Water bottle Matches in waterproof container Flashlight Toiletry kit Medications