A Klondike derby is an annual event held by some Boy Scouts of America and Canadian Scouts districts during the winter months and is based on the heritage of the Klondike Gold Rush. BSA units have been running Klondike derbies since 1949.
The event varies by district, but the typical Klondike derby consists of several stations where patrols/units must test their scoutcraft skills and their leadership abilities, earning points towards a total score.
Scouts have the opportunity to camp outdoors and earn merit badges not normally offered at summer camp. This program is held just after the Christmas holidays. These include many of the merit badges required for Eagle. A volunteer camp staff provides program help, guidance, and supervision in the area of Scout-craft, Nature, Field Sports, and Citizenship as well as many other specialty Merit Badges. Scouts also benefit by association with Scouts from other troops, making new friends, learning new methods, sharing ideas, and enjoying the fellowship of camp-wide campfires, games and competition.
What will we do?
- Provide advancement opportunities for Scouts
- Familiarize youth with the Scouting program through the outdoor experience
- Stimulate Troop programming before, during, and after attending camp
- Have FUN
- Tomahawk and Knife Throwing
- Sled Racing
- Dodge Ball/Snow Ball Fight
- Snowman Building
- Fire Building
- Marshmallow Catapults
- Survival Bracelets
- BB Gun
- Two-Man Saw
** All Activities are subject to change
Who can attend?
All registered Boy Scouts may attend Winter Camp with their Troop. Troops may pool their resources in order to provide an adequate number of Scouts and adult leaders to form a unit. A Scout whose Troop is unable to attend Winter Camp will be assigned to a Troop for registration and activities.
Location: Camp Lawton Boy Scout Camp
- Early Bird: $10.00 per Scout and $5.00 per Adult (if registered by January 16, 2017)
- Regular: $15.00 per Scout and $10.00 per Adult (after January 16, 2017)
Register your Scouts today and get ready for some winter FUN FUN FUN!!!