2019 BT Klondike Derby
Looking at the forecast, it does not seem like the weather is going to cooperate with us. Instead of waiting too long, I wanted to let you know we are going cancel tomorrow and move the Klondike to February 2. All the logistics will remain the same, we are just going to move the date. This decision was based on safety concerns since the bulk of the weather looks to start at noon and has the potential to keep going through the day tomorrow. That affects any units that plan to drive down tonight or tomorrow. Even with the delayed start time, I don’t think it will assist with the driving conditions. I’m also concerned about the hill on Beaumont/Antire road as it does not get plowed very often and has a steep grade which would make it very difficult to leave camp. Please understand that we do not make this decision lightly, but your safety is our utmost concern. Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to myself, Kevin Beehner, or Mike Venegoni.
Yours in Scouting,
Boone Trails District Director
Join us at the Boone Trails District Winter Klondike event! This year's theme is "Arctic Adventure"! The event will be held on January 12, on the Scoutcraft Field at Beaumont Scout Reservation. Our event will incorporate the Klondike Derby as well as many other arctic theme activities and is open to both Boy Scouts and Venturing Scouts.The cost is $5 per person* which includes the event patch and all the FUN. We will have some optional purchases as well. For an $5, you can pre-purchase lunch from the OFP**. You can also purchase a Boone Trails beanie cap for an additional $6***.
We'd love to see all our units out for the day!
Coffee Klatch for the Adults is a great opportunity to network with other leaders... and, you know, there's COFFEE AND DOUGHNUTS!
Note: there will be a Klondike race... bring your sled! If you don't have one, let us know - we will do our best to assist! If you choose not to race, that's ok, join us anyway! We have a full day of activity planned! Please refer to the Klondike manual (in the attachments) for derby, activity and competition rules and sled requirements.
*$5 online registration ends Jan 10. Walk-in price is $7 and is not eligible for the OFP lunch.
**Cutoff for OFP lunch is January 2
***Cutoff date to receive the beanie is Dec. 28
Boone Trails Camporee Chair
District Director-Boone Trails
4568 W Pine Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri 63108