Klondike Derby

2022 Iron Forge District Klondike Derby

  • Jan 22 prep day to decorate the sled (from 9-noon)

  • January 29 Klondike Derby at Camp Mack (from 8am-5pm)

January 29th 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.

We have a Klondike Derby Worshop Day to prepare and decorate the sleds on Jan 22 from 9am-12pm in the Social Hall at St. Paul's.


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 registration fee includes: One patch, Saturday lunch, and a great time!

  • The registration fee for Scout or Adult is $12.00. (ie. Scout + Adult = $30.00)

  • This charge will be made to your Scout's account and is non-refundable.


8:30-9:30 – Webelos registration at Camp Office

9:30-9:45 – PATROL SLED & FLAG JUDGING in front of Dining Pavilion

9:45-10:00 – Opening assembly in front of Dining Pavilion

10:00-12:00 – Klondike Derby activities/stations for all dens

12:00-1:00 – LUNCH at Dining Pavilion

12:00-2:45 – Klondike Derby activities/stations for all dens

2:30-3:00 – Stations closed; trading post will be open & warm-up for participants if necessary

3:00-3:30 – Closing assembly, awards presentation in front of the Dining Hall

3:30-5:00 – Depart camp unless staying to watch scout activities and awards

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

Check InUpon arrival at Camp Mack, one leader should report to the Camp Office to check-in for the whole group, but only after confirming that everyone is in camp, and that the names on your Unit Attendance Sheets are correct.
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!