2019 Klondike Derby @ Latimer

2019 Klondike Derby @ Latimer
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Last Day To Register
1/17/2019 4:00 PM
334 Plantation Road
Spencer, TN 38585, US
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Klondike Derby 2019

Just before the turn of the century, Gold prospectors traveled the sub-zero reaches of Alaska by dogs and sleds. They camped out in all kinds of winter weather, and therefore needed adequate survival skills, which, they learned from native Eskimos. Scouting has incorporated this theme in the Klondike Derby. The point of the Klondike Derby is to make Venturers and Sea Scouts use their heads, to put their Scouting skills to work in the field, to demonstrate teamwork and Scout spirit, and to have fun in the outdoors in the winter.

When gold-seekers came up the Chilkoot Pass, they were inspected by the North West Mounted Police before being allowed entry into Canada and the Yukon. Those that did not have adequate supplies where turned back for their own safety. So, it should be at the Klondike Derby. Therefore, the first event will be held in the town of Chilkoot Pass. A thorough safety check of the sled and scouts will take place. For example, any team member wearing inadequate footwear or any sled lacking a brake rope must not be allowed to participate in the Derby until they correct the unsafe conditions. There are many more requirements of the sled teams and sleds and they will be detailed in the sections for Sleds and Equipment.

It is suggested that you read, re-read, dissect this section carefully as you plan your approach…

Registration may be accomplished on-line or in person at the Jet Potter Service Center. All units (e.g. Venturing Crews, Sea Scout Ships, etc.) must be registered no later than January 13, 2019 so we can complete our plans. Units may register as many Sled Teams as they wish. There is generally a delay between registration and the Klondike Governor knowing you are coming. If you can email George@Huttick.net   If you have registered – send Crew # / # of Sled Teams / # of attendees

The fee for each participant and leader is $45.00. The fee includes all meals and awards. Each participant will also receive a Klondike Derby patch at check out.

Tent city will be available at no cost. There are 46 tents with 92 cots that may be reserved on a first come first serve basis. Please indicate when you register whether you would like to stay in tent city or use your own gear. If you register late you may want to check with the Middle Tennessee Council camping department to verify vacancies at tent city. If you need special considerations for accommodations, please contact Middle Tennessee Council camping department.

The Klondike Derby Leaders Guide is available here:  2019 Klondike Derby Leader's Guide

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$45.00 per Participant
Late fee
After 12/28/2018 a fee of $10.00 will apply.
Cancellation Policy
All refund requests MUST be submitted IN WRITING to the Council Service Center NO LATER THAN January 11, 2019. NO refunds will be considered after this date. Any refund given after January 11, 2019 will be less a $15 per person cancellation fee. Exceptions will only be made for medical reasons with a signed doctor's note.


Jet Potter Scout Service Center
3414 Hillsboro Pike * Nashville, TN 37215 * (P) 615-383-9724 * (F) 615-297-9916


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