Troop 80 places 3rd & 7th in the 2023 Klondike Derby

(above) Troop 80 ready to race!

2023 Klondike Derby

Submitted by Peter McDevitt

Cranford’s Boy Scout Troop 80 participated in the 2023 Klondike Derby at the Watchung Reservation on January 28th. Two teams (of 8 and 7 Scouts) placed 3rd and 7th out of 34 teams from the Pioneer District of the Boy Scouts of America.

The Klondike is a competition where the Scouts pull a 100-pound sled to 7 different stations where they need to demonstrate specific Scout skills. This year’s requirements included, Fire Building, First Aid, Knots & Lashings, and Wilderness Survival. The Scouts were given 20-25 minutes at each station to accomplish their task, which they were graded and timed on.

Troop 80 meets every Monday night from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Cranford Presbyterian Church.

Courtesy photos

(above) Patrol Leader Kieran Geraghty and Assistant Gus Mortimer
(above) Patrol Leader Will Towne
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