Klondike Derby

WINTER CAMPING AND INTER-UNIT COMPETITION - COMING JANUARY 28, FEBRUARY 18, 2023 and FEBRUARY 19, 2023

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! Typically held in January and February 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 2023 Klondike Derby events will be held on two different weekends at two different Northern Star Scouting camps in the winter of 2023.  Join us January 28th at Stearns Scout Camp, or February 18th and 19th at Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp.  The Klondike Derby leader guide will available soon (and will be posted here, and on the council website). We hope to see you this 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.

Check out the links below for the event registration page and the leader guide.  We hope to see you at camp this Winter on either January 28th or February 18th! 

2023 Klondike Derby - 2023 Registration Now Open!

2023 Klondike Derby Leader Guide - Coming Soon

Contact us

Ben Coder

Activities/STEM Director
612-261-2329

Dianne Robinson

Field Assistant
612-261-2370

Sara-Marie Malewitz

Klondike Event Chair
Klondike Derby