Advancement camp was a real head banging time, with lots of moving up by the younger scouts, and a nice hike in the middle of all of it, and then a nice bit of rain to finish it off, overall a success.
The Klondike derby was a riveting time. Our new scout team placed and experienced scouts did well this year. We had a lot of fun learning the importance of bringing extra clothes and not sticking tongues to frozen metal. Klondike was a fun time, with lots of playing in the snow and throwing snowballs. Klondike is held yearly in January at Ensign Ranch in Easton, WA. The event is based on the old Klondike days and consists of several stations where patrols/units must test their scout skills and their leadership abilities, earning points towards a total score. Often, one or more races are included while the Scouts navigate between stations.