Klondike Derby Camping Trip

Saturday, January 23 -
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Moses Scout Reservation
Russell, MA

Klondike Sled

Troop 54 will participate in the General Knox District (Western Massachusetts Council) Klondike Derby at Moses Scout Reservation, our first district event at this camp. This event has the theme "Star Wars Adventure". Participants are encouraged to dress for your part (as in a character from one of the first three Star Wars movies.

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. One activity is a sled race. Depending on weather conditions, this can be on snow, ice (on a frozen lake) dirt or mud. Remember - a Scout is Prepared.

Event Guide

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.

Use our Backwoods Camping List to make sure you don't forget anything. Be sure to include a water bottle. See other camping information on our Camping page.


  • Permission Slip - Each participating Scout must submit this to the Scoutmaster by January 12.
  • Annual Health and Medical Record - Each participant must have submitted this record within the previous year and no later than January 12. 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 12.
  • 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 12.
  • Vehicle Information - If your vehicle information has not been included on a previous tour permit, please provide this to the Scoutmaster by January 12.
  • Cost - pay by January 12
      Scouts and Leaders - $30 (includes food).

Travel There:

Meet at the Epworth United Methodist Church parking lot at 6:30 AM Saturday for departure by 7:00 AM.

Travel from the church to Moses SR is about 1.25 hours.

Estimated return to the church is 11:30 AM Sunday.


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