Klondike Derby Camping Trip
Friday, February 3 -
Sunday, February 5, 2023
J N Webster Scout Reservation
On 2/3/23, the Council cancelled this event due to forecast high winds (up to 40 MPH) that placed power and water to the camp at risk.
On 1/31/23, the Council changed this to a day event because of a cold snap that at the time was forecast to have the overnight temperature drop to -8°F Friday night. Troop 54 will still participate in the Klondike, and we will have a separate campout later in the month.
Troop 54 returns to J N Webster Scout Reservation to participate in a Klondike Derby hosted by the Connecticut Rivers Council. Our last visit to this camp was in 2021 for summer camp. Our site will be assigned upon arrival.
The Klondike takes place during the day on Saturday. A Klonikde Derby is a winter camporee (multiple troops) in which each patrol travels between stations (called events at this Klondike) with a sled. Each patrol will need to demonstrate leadership, scout skills, and teamwork. Prizes will be awarded to the top three patrols with the highest combined scores for all events. There will also be a sled race. Patrols can have 6-10 scouts. Events are designed so that all patrol members can participate and contribute.
For details on the Klondike event, see the Klondike Derby Events and the Schedule.
This trip is open to Scouts BSA members.
- Permission Slip - Each participating Scout
must submit this to the Scoutmaster by January 24.
- Event registration fee - pay by January 24 (includes food):
Youth - $33 (online payment)
Adult - $28 (online registration)
- Annual Health and Medical Record - Each
participant must have submitted
this record within the previous year and no later than January 24. This trip requires only Parts A and B,
including copy of insurance card (both sides). A medical exam is not required.
- CORI - Adults staying overnight must have submitted a CORI to
Troop 54 within the last year. If you need this, please submit it to the Scoutmaster by January 24.
- Youth Protection Training - Adults staying overnight must have
completed BSA Youth Protection Training within the prior two years. If you need this, submit your training
certificate to the Scoutmaster by January 24.
- Vehicle Information - If you are driving anyone other
than your own family members to and/or from the event and your vehicle information has not been provided to the Troop previously, please provide this to the Scoutmaster
by January 24.
Dress warmly and bring any stuff in a day pack. Specific items to bring:
- Water bottles (2)
- Full uniform (as for just about any event) - wear this.
- Day pack
- Food - The Troop will provide the Scouts lunch, and the event will provide the dinner. Participants bring your own
drinks and food for snacks.
- Proper clothing for cold weather. Wear boots (preferably waterproof winter boots), warm gloves, thermals, a warm hat
(e.g., knit hat). See our Cold Weather Clothing page. Snow pants are recommended.
- 10 Essentials
- We will meet at the Epworth United Methodist Church parking lot at 7:00 AM on Saturday where we will
pack personal gear and the Klondike sled into the trailer. Only the participating adults will drive to the camp.
- Travel from Epworth United Methodist Church to the camp
takes about 55 minutes.
- Scouts should be picked up at the church at approximately 7:30 PM opn Saturday. We will call family
members as our timing becomes more clear.
Page updated 2/3/23