Klondike Derby


2023 Events

Thank you to all of the units that participated in our 2023 series of events!  Close to 300 individuals braved the cold this Winter at Stearns and Fred C. Andersen Scout Camps to test their skills and compete.  Special thanks to all of the volunteers that made this year's events possible, including event chair Sara-Marie Malewitz.  Read on for more details about the Klondike Derby, and save the dates for our 2024 events!    

2024 Events

Join your fellow Troops, Crews, and Ships from across Northern Star Scouting for a Saturday of competition, Scout skills, and fellowship during one of Northern Star Scouting’s Klondike Derby events! Held at Stearns Scout Camp and Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp, the Klondike Derby is a great event to get your Scouts outside during the Winter months.  Program typically involves a competition-based rotation where units can put their skills to the test against other units from around Northern Star Scouting.   The 2024 Klondike Derby events will be held on two different weekends at two different Northern Star Scouting camps in the winter of 2024.  Save the dates: January 27 and February 17, 2024. The Klondike Derby leader guide will be available in the Fall of 2023, and will be posted below for download. We hope to see you next winter!

Klondike Derby events are a very traditional Scouting activity and have a long history in Northern Star Scouting and its legacy councils and districts.  The sled course tradition originates from the tie that the original program theme had to the Alaska gold rush.  Many events have used the names of towns and cities such as Dawson and Fairbanks to mark stations in a nod to the prospectors that ventured north by dog sleds to remote portions of Alaska.

2024 Klondike Derby - Registration Opens Fall 2023

Contact us

John McDermid

Activities/STEM Director

Dianne Robinson

Field Assistant

Sara-Marie Malewitz

Klondike Event Chair
Klondike Derby