Klondike Derby Camping Trip

Friday, January 24 -
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Nimrod League
Princeton, MA


Troop 54 will participate in the Wachusett Klondike Derby (Nashua Valley Council) at the Nimrod League in Princeton, Massachusetts. This will be our Troop's first camping experience at the Nimrod League.

A Klondike Derby is a Boy Scout winter skill and camping event. Each patrol will pull a sled, loaded with personal and patrol equipment. The Scouts will journey across the snow, stopping at different activity stations. At these stations, they will be tested on their Scouting knowledge, team work, and problem solving skills, competing against other patrols. The biggest activity is the sled race. Depending on weather conditions, this can be on snow, ice (on a frozen lake) dirt or mud. Remember - a Scout is Prepared.

Klondike Sled

Event Packet - Includes the event schedule and other information.

Note: The weather can be quite cold this time of year. Be sure to wear warm clothing in layers and to bring spare clothing, especially socks. Ensure that sleeping bags are suitable for the expected temperatures.


  • Permission Slip - Each participating Scout must submit this to the Scoutmaster by January 21.
  • Annual Health and Medical Record - Each participant must have submitted this record within the previous year and no later than January 21. This trip requires only Parts A and B (pages 2 and 3), including copy of insurance card (both sides). A medical exam is not required.
  • CORI - Adults staying overnight must have submitted a CORI to the Mohegan Council within the last year. If you need this, please submit it to the Scoutmaster by January 21.
  • 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 21.
  • Vehicle Information - If your vehicle information has not been included on a previous tour permit, please provide this to the Scoutmaster by January 21.
  • Cost (Scouts and Leaders) - $20 (includes food).

Travel There:

Meet at the Epworth United Methodist Church parking lot at 6:30 PM Friday for departure by 6:45 PM.

Travel from the church to the Nimrod League is about 22 minutes.

Estimated return to the church is 11:00 AM Sunday.


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