What Is A Klondike Derby?
Many years ago, men raced across the Alaskan frozen wilderness by means of dogs and sleds. Scouting has taken this idea and came up with the idea of the Klondike Derby as an activity for Boy Scouts. Each patrol builds a sled, collects materials and equipment, and prepares to embark on the Klondike and participate as a team in the derby.
Each team will act as a separate expedition, following a course to various Alaskan Cities. Each patrol leader will be handed a sealed envelope with a map and instructions on reaching the "North Pole". Teams line up at the starting line, and when signaled are away down the trail. A certain distance down the trail, the patrol leader opens the orders and leads his patrol onto their first city, where they will encounter a situation in which they must use various Scouting skills and sometimes ingenuity to solve the situation. Each city is run by its Mayor, a leader from different troops, who runs the city and assist the patrol in solving their problem.
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