This weekend the Boy Scouts of America Troop 95 out of Georgetown Delaware had it’s first Klondike Derby camping trip. Although it is not an official BSA trip, it is very good at teaching the boys scout skills. The trip is designed to build scout spirit and teamwork skills. The boys had to build a sled and carry all of the supplies that they’d need for the day on it with them to compete in events against other troops. The theme of the derby this year was “The Battle of the Three Armies” and the three armies are “Duty to Others”, “Duty to God & Country”, and “Duty to Self”. Each of the armies consisted of multiple patrols and their sleds, the armies had events to compete against the other armies like Tug of War, but also inter-army events like the cook-off. Some of the inter-army games included a stretcher race and also a camp set up race. The armies had to create a bridge out of wood and lashings to walk across. All in all the boys were very competitive and had a great bonding experience with other troops.
By: Anthony Mills