Camp Edward Klondike Derby – Feb 10-12 2023

When: February 10-12, 2023

WHERE:  Camp Edward, 25600 Monroe Camp Rd, Snohomish, WA 98290

WHO:  Scout BSA Troops, Venturing Crews, and Webelos Dens

Units attending will receive participation ribbons and all scouts attending will receive a cool 2023 Klondike patch! Webelos may either camp with a troop, as a dens/packs, or attend just for the Derby Saturday morning at their option.

The Klondike Derby originates from the Klondike gold rush era, where miners tested their skills against the elements for precious nuggets of gold. Some struck it rich and, some not so rich. Likewise, Patrols and Dens will be awarded gold nuggets by competing against the clock and each other in a series of games based on scouting skills.  Each patrol’s “mining” success will be based on how well they follow instructions, apply their scout skills, work as a patrol in team fashion and show off their scout spirit. Their efforts will be rewarded with “gold nuggets”.

This years Klondike will be organized in three general events.  First is the Klondike Derby Saturday morning.  Saturday afternoon will be troop skills in your camp sites.  Sunday morning will be 2 hours of conservation service hours.  All scouts to have or earn their whittling chip and participate in the conservation service hours will earn their Paul Bunyan Award.

COST:  $8.50 per scout or adult. 
REGISTRATION: Use the Klondike Registration button below.
CAMPSITE RESERVATION: This cost does NOT include a campsite reservation.  For units staying overnight, register for a campsite using the Campsite Reservation button below.

KLONDIKE STAFF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!  Like last year, the games and program areas will be staffed with experienced Youth and Adults.  Experienced Youth (14-18 yrs) not participating in a patrol are encouraged to help staff events and program areas.  Each troop attending should plan on providing at least two adult volunteers to sponsor and staff a game.  If you have a new game suggestion, call or email and we can help develop how to score it.  Each game should be able to be done by patrols of 4 to 10 scouts within a time limit of 2-10 minutes.  Equipment and gear for the games should be from the patrol gear list to be carried on each patrol’s sled.  See the equipment list so your patrols come prepared.

2023 Klondike Schedule:
Friday February 10th:
            7:00-9:00 PM  – Check in at the Craft Lodge
            9:00-9:30 PM – Cracker Barrel
            9:30 PM – a short SPL and SM meeting – Each Unit should have a participant in this!
Saturday February 11th
            8:00 – 8:30 AM – Check in at admin office
            8:30 – Gather at the flag pole in front of the dining hall
            8:45 am – Games Start
            12:30 pm – Games End
            12:30-1:45 – Soup Lunch at the craft lodge
            2:00 – 5:00 pm – Troop skills time
            5:00 pm – Awards at the fire bowl

Sunday February 12th
            9:00-11:00 AM – Conservation Service Project
            11:00 AM – Camp Dismissed

All scouts should come out of this event with their Totin’ Chip and the Paul Bunyan award!!!

KLONDIKE COORDINATOR: Mark Martinez, 425-301-7522 or mark76wa@comcast.net
Please contact me if you able to help staff at the Klondike, Sponsor a Game, Soup Kitchen or host a Derby Diner.  Call me if you have any questions.

Download Game and Staff Intructions

For units staying overnight, you must reserve a campsite separately from the Klondike Registration.  To reserve a campsite, click “Campsite Reservation”.  Login to your existing account.  Click New Trip.

Note: If you receive the error “Online booking has not yet been enabled for your account. Contact the council to request booking permission. You may still search for available facilities; however, you will not be able to add a new trip before your account is approved.” then contact camping@seattlebsa.org to request approval for your account.

Enter reservation dates, troop details, click continue.  Then select your desired campsite and complete the registration and payment.