Scouts compete in Klondike Derby sled race

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Scouts competed in Greenwich Saturday during a camping contest known as the Klondike Derby.

In this annual winter competition, the Scouts pool their knowledge and experience to build the fastest sled. Instead of dogs, the Scouts power these sleds as teams load their personal gear and patrol equipment onto the sleds.

The Scouts must pull the sleds through a course with stations named after famous Klondike Gold Rush towns.

Volunteers Marc Ducret and Harold Ellis have been involved with the race for decades. They told News 12 that the event is a great way to pass skills down to the younger generation.

Multiple Scout troops competed in the Klondike Derby, including a female troop. It was held at the Seton Scout Reservation campground.

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