Powderhorn Klondike Derby 2021


Jan 30, 2021



Leatherstocking Website
Utica, NY 13501



January 30, 2021; 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM 



Sled Judging: conduct by adult leaders before arrival 8:30 AM Check-in at Scout Lodge: registration fees & contact roster Events begin at 9 AM; end at 2 PM.

Knots & Lashings

Winter First Aid

Kodiak Bear Shoot

Team Snowshoe

Ice Rescue

Scouting Trivia/Kim's Game

Shelter Building

Fire Building

Lunch on Trail


All Scouts compete; entry fee $5. Adults: $5; if running event — no fee. Patches for all (not ordered yet). Certificates & prizes for sled teams. Only rest rooms available in Scout Lodge & Legion Hall; no warming huts



The gear listed can be used by the Scouts at any and all of the event sites. Some items are necessary to completing some of the tasks.

Patrol roster (Troop, Patrol, PL, names, contact info)

Health & Medical Forms (with adult leader)

team name on sled (flag or plaque)

clipboard with paper & pencil (ziplock)

rope (4 pieces 10’ parachute cord 1/8”)

two (2) gallons of water

personal cups & mess kits

cook set & chef’s kit, clean-up kit

food for snacks and hot lunch (food & drink)

liquid fuel stove (backpacking or camp)

matches & striker in waterproof container

flint & steel or 9-v battery & steel wool

fire starters (cotton balls, wax, lint)

extra gloves, hats, socks, etc.

1 Scout neckerchief per participant

AND, of course,

Properly dressed participants

Klondike sled (wheels optional)

event fee

compass & pocketknife

watch or other time piece


cardboard splints

first aid kit

Scout Handbook (ziplock)

tarps to build shelter

2 6’-staves

“Stove in Use” sign

shovel for fire coals & ashes

fire extinguisher

trash bag & #10 can (ashes)

Teamwork & Sportsmanship

Scouting Spirit


NO chemical fire starters

NO butane or gas lighters

File Name Description
PH Klondike Derby PDF Download