2020 Klondike Derby @ Latimer (CC124)

2020 Klondike Derby @ Latimer (CC124)
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1/8/2020 4:00 PM
334 Plantation Road
Spencer, TN 38585, US
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Klondike Derby 2020

During the 4th age, King Eldarion Telcontar of Arnor, son of Aragorn and Arwen and High King of the Reunited Kingdom, regular folk traveled the land of Middle Earth by sled due to the extreme cold climate created by the years of volcanic ash blocking the sunlight from reaching Middle Earth. They camped out in all kinds of seasonal weather and needed adequate outdoor survival skills, which they learned from their ancestors of the 3rd Age. Scouting has incorporated this theme into our Klondike Adventure for 2020. The point of the Klondike Adventure is to allow youth to use their Scout skills and not only survive, but thrive in the outdoors while working as a team to push and pull a sled across Latimer Reservation competing against other teams in search of GOLD RINGS and the ultimate prize of having “One Sled to Rule them All”!!!
When GOLD RING seekers came up the Gap of Rohan, they were inspected by the Rohan Rohirrim before being allowed entry into Rohan. Those that did not have adequate supplies where turned back for their own safety. So, it should be at the Klondike Adventure. Therefore, the first event will be held at the Gap of Rohan. 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 Klondike Adventure 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 must be accomplished on-line. All units (e.g. Venturing Crews, Sea Scout Ships, etc.) must be registered no later than January 3, 2020 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. Once you have registered please notify the Klondike Governor Kevin Phillips at kphillipsbsa@gmail.com – send Crew # / # of Sled Teams / # of attendees.

The fee for each participant and leader is $45.00. The fee includes awards, all meals except for Saturday night dinner (details for this meal are outlined in the Leader's Guide) Each participant will also be able to purchase a special event neckerchief at time of registration. (see note below) Klondike staff members will have dinner provided. Advisors and Scouters attending Klondike and not on staff will eat with their crew on Saturday night.

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.

BE PREPARED and read the entire leader’s guide as the course has changed from previous years. The Klondike Derby Leaders Guide is available here:  

2020 Klondike Leader's Guide

Available for the first time will be Klondike Neckerchiefs.  If you wish to order a Klondike Neckerchief you must do so by December 16th, 2019 to ensure we will have one available for you!  Cost is $18.00 per neckerchief.

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$45.00 per Participant
Late fee
After 12/28/2019 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 1, 2020. NO refunds will be considered after this date. Any refund given after January 1, 2020 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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