Northern Lights Scouts BSA Klondike Derby

Northern Lights Klondike 

January 26-28, 2024


We have been to Medieval Times, went back to the Stone Age, have conquered the limits of Outerspace, and explored the Depths of the Sea!

Now Klondike will go west, young person!!!


Your Troop can pick a skill and/or fun Western related event to host! Please contact Jim McGuire, with your event details and for your campsite selection - first come, first served! Must be done before registering for event!


WHAT?  Troop 6 and Troop 600 proudly presents “Klondike GOES WEST” at Citta Scout Reservation on January 26-28, 2024.  Scouts will move around to stations run by their leaders, so all scouts can participate. Locations of events will be by compass directions and distance. We would like all Troops to have a decorated Western Themed sled. Each Troop hopefully will run a station based on scout skills and fun, with a Western twist. We will assemble on the parade field Saturday morning at 8:30 am. Events will begin at 9:00 am and go until 4:00 pm, with an hour for lunch at noon. All troops will reassemble on the parade field at 4pm for the ballista toss on the Parade Field. (Bring 3-6 dozen raw eggs).  Must be catapult design, not sling shot. The Troops will have until 4:30 to build their ballistas. The toss will begin at 4:30. Sites and events will be on a first call basis. Please call Jim McGuire Scoutmaster Troop 6 at 908-783-7193.  There will be a Dutch oven dessert contest with entry due to Kewe at 6:30 pm. Yes, winner gets a nice prize. 8:00 pm will be a campfire with skits, songs and ribbons for the event winners.

Cowboy Action Shooting will open at 5:00 and 6:00pm for additional $5.00 per person. Sign up additionally. Can accommodate 30 adults and youth per session, 14 and above.

Where: Joseph A. Citta Scout Reservation (229 Brookville Rd. Barnegat, NJ)
Check In Time: Starts at 6:00p.m. Friday January 26th 

  • Unit  Fee = $20 per unit
  • Adults = $5 per Leader
  • Boy Scouts/Venturers = $15 per Scout
  • Extra Patches = $3 per patch
  • Extra: Cowboy Action Shooting (ages 14 plus) - $5 per scout.  Signup in the classes section of the event.  Open to first 30 adults and youth per session.
  • Late Fee (after January 20, 2024) = $5 per person

Friday January 26th 

You can begin to set up camp after 4pm. Please check in at Kewe after 4pm. Bring roster (can be downloaded below) and any final payments to check in. 

There will be a Leader and SPL meeting at 9pm at Kewe on Friday.

Saturday January 27th

8:30am Parade field for opening

9:00am Event begins

4:00-4:30pm build your ballista on Parade Field

4:30-5:00pm Ballista Launch (raw eggs)

6:30pm Enter Dutch Oven dessert competition

8:00pm Campfire and awards


Event will be judged on Patrol leadership, Participation, Ingenuity to solve tasks and Actual skill completion!

Directions for the event will be by compass barings and distance- so be sure to brush up on your compass and orienteering skills!!

Before Registering- please contact Jim McGuire to reserve your camp site and event. This is first come first serve!  Jim McGuire at (908)-783-7193 or

Once you have made your reservation- register for the event below!

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