A Klondike Centennial or Valley Will Not Forget

Klondike_16-11On a cold and windy Saturday morning, Scouts from Valley & Centennial Districts woke to start their Klondike derby.
This is an annual event and held by the Denver Area Council Districts during the winter months. The Klondike derbies are based on the heritage of the Klondike Gold Rush. Boy Scout units have been conducting their Klondike derbies since 1949, and they may differ in what is planned, but the typical Klondike derby consists of several stations. These stations test patrols/units, Scouts skills and their leadership abilities. Some of this year’s stations were fire building, and a sled race, both were huge draws during the Klondike_16-15derby. Life Scout Parker who is the Senior Patrol Leader stated that the sled race, “allowed us to be a team and when you cross the finish line you know you made it as a team and there is no better feeling”. I would say that the combined Klondike was a great success and both Districts showed their stuff and did great during the stations. But there can be only one winner during the derby. For the first time ever the father Dyer “Ski” a prized trophy given to the winner of the District Klondike from Centennial District will find a new District home in Valley District who was the winner the combined District Klondike derby.

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