Klondike Derby 2014 - Operation Polar Bear XIV Mahalala & Quakesen
Greetings from the Great Northland!
Once again a successful Klondike Derby has come and gone with everyone reporting a good time had by all. Despite the rain on Friday night 121 scouts and 56 leaders from 19 troops braved the elements and camped out. On Saturday, which turned out to be a beautiful day, 278 scouts from 30 troops put 46 sleds on the course and participated in the events. Along with them came 120 leaders of who 86 helped staff the various stations. Additionally, 22 Webelos made the trip participating in special activities at each station.
The sleds winning prizes after the expeditions are as follows:
SCOUT DIVISION SENIOR DIVISION
Troop 601 Icelandic Vikings 1st Troop 17 Old Reliables
Troop 5 The “A” Team 2nd Troop 55 Snow Sharks
Troop 117 Grenades 3rd Troop 15 Spartan Warriors
Troop 439 Badgers of Wonder 4th
Troop 18 Eagles 5th
Troop 606 Dragons III 6th
Troop 5 The “A” Team Troop 45 Anti Gravity Ninja Warriors
Scavenger Hunt Winner: Troop 15 Spartan Warriors
Most Unusual Egg Protection Design Winner: Troop 55 Duct Tape Patrol
Many thanks to all the leaders who served on staff, without their efforts this event is not possible. Special thanks to the Expedition city Mayors who attended the planning meetings.
Several units were not present to receive their awards and patches and there were a large number of Lost and Found items turned in so please check at the Rowan Scout Center to see if any belong to you.
Until next year, this is The Old Prospector signing off!
Special Note: There will be a wrap up meeting on Monday March 17 at 7:30 pm at the Rowan Scout Center. All are welcome to attend to express any thoughts, suggestions or criticisms.