2024 Klondike Derby

2024 Iron Forge District Klondike Derby

  • Work / Prep days- Tuesdays during our regular meetings

Please Note: This event is limited to 8 scouts per patrol. Signup early to ensure you are part of the fun!

** Sign up deadline is January 16th 2024**

January 27th is the Iron Forge District Klondike Derby (not to be confused with the Pinewood Derby which is an all-Pack event). Join other older Cub Scouts plus Boy Scouts from our District in an outdoor skills competition at Camp Mack!  Pack 44 has brought home the trophy in the past - it would be great to see us win it again!

Webelos and Arrow of Light dens will have at least eight stations that are intended to be fun and give the youth a taste of what lies ahead for them in Scouts BSA. No advance preparations are necessary. The Klondike Derby Committee will provide all materials required. 

It's going to be cold, so dress appropriately. Dens traveling with or without sleds should carry extra clothing, especially socks in a zip lock bag, and rain gear. Dens are encouraged to carry their flag with them on the competition trails. Webelos and AOL parents/guardians should accompany dens on the competitive trail, but should avoid getting involved in the activities. 


Each individual entering into camp must complete and turn in the “Pre-Event Medical Screening Checklist” to their unit. A copy of this form is located at the end of the Leader guide.

Since we are looking forward to snow, BE PREPARED!!! It is unlikely that the Klondike Derby will be canceled or postponed due to weather conditions, but perhaps due to crisis circumstances. However, if a decision is made to cancel or modify the event, announcements will be made as soon as possible.




The Klondike Derby is officially over at 5:00 P.M. 

Check InInstruction will be given out closer to the event. 
Health & SafetyMedical assistance will be available from Friday night until the closing ceremony Saturday. All injuries, no matter how slight, must be reported to the health officer located in the Camp Office during the day, and at Dellinger Lodge Friday night. Radios will be available given to stations at strategic points throughout camp, and can be used to call for help in an emergency. Blair Lodge and Esbenshade Lodge will be open as warm up shelters on Friday and Saturday. Lodges are not available for troops to sleep in.
ParkingPrimary parking areas are the main parking lot and the staff parking lot. Parking is not permitted along North Camp Road or any other road or trail except while loading and unloading at the short-term campsites, in which case the vehicles should park on the side of the road closest to the campsites so that the other side remains clear for emergency vehicles. Klondike Derby staff will direct overflow parking. There is a possibility that piles of snow in the lots may reduce parking considerably, therefore it is suggested that units travel to and from Camp Mack in the least number of vehicles. Please carpool! *** ANY VEHICLE BLOCKING ACCESS TO A ROAD OR TRAIL WILL BE TOWED AT THE OWNER’S EXPENSE. *** 
MEALSLunch on Saturday is provided by the Klondike Derby Committee, and will consist of a hot meal with coffee, juice and hot chocolate. Lunch is held at the Dining Pavilion from 12:00-1:00 PM for Webelos Klondike Derby.
REQUIRED CLOTHING The scout uniform is not needed for the Klondike Derby. Wear suitable undergarments for the weather, along with the appropriate layering system of outer winter protective clothing. It is highly recommended that participants carry along at least one extra pair of dry socks for a quick change on the trail. These should be carried in a zip lock bag or another waterproof container. Also recommended is a wool hat and gloves. A poncho or rain suit is also highly recommended. Scouters and Scouts who are found on the trail without the appropriate clothing will be escorted to a warm up station where they will remain for the rest of the event. ***SNEAKERS MAY NOT BE WORN UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE FOR THIS EVENT! NOT SCOUTS, NOT LEADERS, NOT ANYONE!*** VIOLATORS OF THIS RULE WILL BE ESCORTED TO A LODGE WHERE THEY WILL REMAIN UNTIL SOMEONE CAN TAKE THEM HOME. THIS MEANS EVERYBODY!