14th Annual Cherokee Klondike Derby


Jan 29, 2021 12:00 am to Jan 31, 2021



3685 Looper Lake Road
Gainesville, GA 30506


What is a Klondike Derby?

It is a BSA Winter Skills and Camping event, held every winter in cold weather. Usually it involves an overnight campout and multiple Camporee type competitions, where BSA Troops and BSA Patrols compete against each other. Scouts are divided into patrols and each patrol uses a dog-type sled that uses Scout power to pull it instead of dogs. The Scouts pull the sleds that are loaded with their personal and patrol equipment. The Scouts journey through woods and fields, up and down hills and stop at different activity stations (sometimes named after Alaskan towns) where they are tested on different Scout skills. Usually the Scouts must use a map and compass to navigate themselves and their sleds to their destinations (each activity station). When they arrive at these stations they are timed and tested on their Scouting knowledge, their teamwork and their problem-solving skills.




5:00 - 9:00 PM                  Arrival, Check In (@ Admin Bldg), Set Up Camp

9:30 - 10:00 PM                SPL & SM Meeting (@ Admin Building)

10:00 PM                          Quiet Time

11:00 PM                          Taps


7:00 AM                            Reveille,

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM      Breakfast & Cleanup in campsites

8:45 AM                            Opening Ceremony

9:00 AM – 11:30 AM        Events

11:30 AM                      Deadhorse Lunch Event

1:15 - 4:00 PM                  Events Continue

4:30 PM                           Great Sled Race

5:00 - 7:00 PM                  Dinner in campsites

7:30 PM                           Campfire

11:00 PM                          Taps


7:00 AM                            Reveille, Breakfast, Cleanup

11:00 AM                         Check Out

File Name Description
2021 Klondike Derby Rules, Schedule, Blueprint Download