A Klondike derby is an event held by the Boy Scouts of America during the winter months and is based on the heritage of the Klondike Gold Rush. The Klondike Derby consists of a race between multiple stations where patrols/ teams/ units will test their Scoutcraft skills and their leadership abilities, earning points towards a total score. Each team must transport their gear that will be necessary to complete the stations on a homemade sled pulled by the Scouts. Lunch on Saturday is the only meal provided. Participants should plan and bring all other meals.
This event is open to Boy Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, and Explorers and is entirely co-ed. Teams should have a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8-youth. Teams may be composed of Scouts from the same unit or entirely different units. For example, Scout who wish to participate as an Order of the Arrow team or inter-unit team may do so. Participants may be considered youth, through age 20; however registrants aged 18-20 may register as adults if they are supporting youth in a capacity of a “BSA Adult Member.” Attendance is limited to the first 250-registrants.