MAS Klondike Derby
January 31 @ 4:00 pm - February 2 @ 8:30 am
$10 per scout, additional $4 for any youth or adults staying for Saturday night pizza dinner.
The Klondike Derby is a test of scout skills and of the patrol method. If your troop routinely practices traditional scout skills and is “scout-led”, you’ll find nothing unfamiliar with what is expected of you to score well. No matter your score, your participation in this event will help make you a better troop and will strengthen the bonds that make good patrols. Ideally, scouts will learn their strengths and weaknesses and have a fun weekend. We are very proud of all our participants.
CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS YEARS
Senior patrols have been eliminated in favor of a rank handicapping system. In previous years, patrols of higher ranking scouts were segregated into a “senior” division.
However, they still completed the same challenges as “regular” patrols at all stations, and typically only a very small number of patrols were identified as a senior patrol. This year all patrols will be handicapped based on the ranks of patrol members, which will level the playing field for all patrols. Details of the handicapping system are described in the scoring section below. Patrols should be “natural” patrols as much as possible; if natural patrols need to be merged to crew a Klondike sled, efforts should be made to average out ranks as much as possible. Troops must submit a patrol roster including each scout’s rank at registration, at which time the patrol’s handicap will be determined.
No roster changes are allowed after the event starts. Any units with special needs scouts should notify Klondike staff in advance so appropriate accommodations can be made.