Troop 54 will participate in the 2017 Klondike Derby at Camp Norse,
a Narragansett Council event. This will be our first event at this camp.
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 (if there is any), 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. We can
put all terrain wheels on our sled if needed.
Note: The weather can be quite cold this time of year in the Northeast. 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 17. Paper Form Online Form
- Cost - pay by January 17
Scouts and Leaders - $21 (includes food).(online payment).
- Annual Health and Medical Record - Each participant must have submitted
this record within the previous year and no later than January 17. 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 17.
- 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 17.
- Vehicle Information - If your vehicle information has not been included on a previous tour
permit, please provide this to the Scoutmaster by January 17.
Meet at the Epworth United Methodist Church parking lot at 6:00 PM Friday for
departure by 6:30 PM. The Scouts will carry out the gear and load the trailer
during this time.
Travel to the
camp will take about 1 hr 20 min.
Estimated return to the church is 11:30 AM Sunday.