In 1896, gold was discovered in Canada’s Yukon Territory. People raced to the Klondike region of this territory, starting what became known as the Klondike Gold Rush. The Klondike is roughly centered on the town of Whitehorse. Many challenges faced these adventurers, including cold winter conditions. For those who successfully conquered the challenges, rewards were great.
A Scout Klondike Derby is based on the real life struggles encountered by the men and dogs crossing the frozen Klondike in search of wealth in the gold fields. Those struggles were life and death matters. The Scout Klondike Derby is a fun filled winter competition featuring Scout skill challenges at a series of stations.
For the Scouts, each Patrol becomes a dog sled team and proceeds to the various stations to try their abilities. The sled is loaded with material and equipment needed to solve the problems at the stations.
Learn more about each upcoming Klondike and register with the links below!