Lewis & Clark District Winter Klondike

Klondike 2020 Schedule

BE PREPARED: There is not much snow at camp as of right now. Please plan accordingly!


  • 4:00 pm to 8pm arrival and camp setup
  • 9:00 pm Cracker Barrel and Registration
  • 11:00 pm Lights Out


  • 7:30 am Reveille
  • 7:30 – 9:30 am Breakfast
  • 9:30 Events Start – please be punctual!
  • 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Morning Events
  • 12:30 – 1:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:00 – 3:00 pm are events PM
    • Each Patrol will have a Station specific timeslot
  • 4:00 pm Sled Races
  • 4:30 to 6:00 pm Dinner
  • 6:45 pm Scouts Own at the Chapel
  • 7:30 pm Campfire, skits, and Scoutmaster dessert competition


  • 7 am-ish Reveille
  • 8:00 – 11:00 am Camp Breakdown

All units MUST check out with the Camporee Committee before leaving camp.

Lewis & Clark District Winter Klondike

2020 Klondike: Sled Ambulance First-Aid-O-Ree

The 2020 Klondike Information Packet is ready for you to analyze! Klondike is January 24-26 at St. Thomas Camp near Monarch. The packet covers registration, patrol sizes, event scoring, critical performance indicators, and general expectations.

Please let me know your Troop’s attendance by January 20th so that the Camporee Committee can appropriately plan supplies and prizes. Email or text me at desireesoapcompany@gmail.com and 406-788-0657

Klondike 2019 Results

The 2019 Klondike was a test of will and endurance for the boys and adults alike. When I arrived a 2 pm Mr. Jewett and I had to deal with another foot of snow on the road to camp. We immediately called the snow plow guy, Marvin Croft, and begged for another pass thru camp. He made it in good time as I do not think cars would have made it to the top. Parking once again was a real test of stacking imagination. We had a turnout of 91 people for the event and 92 vehicles which were an impressive thing to watch as the Scoutmasters Marshall-ed their Troops into a coordinated attack on the snow. The Troops of 12,151,155 even shoveled out their own parking spots.

Troops 1, 4, 28 and 14 took the front parade area and had snow at about 2 feet deep. Troops 7 and 26 were winning the battle over the snow when to the rescue was Robert Burton’s snow blower which easily handled the deep snow. Luckily the snow was fresh and light and moved much easier than it could have been.

Saturday morning brought a cold clear sunny day with perfect conditions for a Klondike.

We had many tasks for the boys to complete which took about 2.5 hours to complete. At lunch the boys cooked foil dinners with a secret ingredient of SPAM. The winner was Troop 14 with their concoction called Wham Bam Thank You Spam and Troop 28 closely followed them with their Hawaiian Luau Sweet and Sour Spam. All of the meals were a treat and I enjoyed the competition.

Most helpful Scout was Michael Menvey of Troop 1 who won a nice BSA red wool coat.

Troop 28 won the best knife creation from their Leadership that finished a knife blank donated by Tim Locke.

The sled races were won by Troop 14 followed by Troop 1 only 1 second behind.

Overall Results were:

  • First Place Troop 14 with a score of 1746
  • Second place Troop 26 with a score of 1347
  • Third place Troop 28 with a score of 1331
  • Fourth was Troop 7 Wolf Pack with 1189
  • Fifth was Troop 4 with 1151

The Yeti was captured by Troop 14 as well as the bag of gold.

Troop 28 rescued Mr Locke ( in absentee) from the Yeti

Thank you to my helpers on the Committee: Tami Lucas, Mike “The Yeti” Lucas, Rex Jewett, and Sandra Dee.

Next will be Spring Camporee with the new Troop 10 competing, so get ready to rock on a trip to Augusta ,MT

Camping Committee Chairman

Forrest C LaBelle

Revenge of the Yeti

The 2019 Klondike will be January 25, 26, and 27 at Camp Rotary in Monarch. 

Registration is $15 per person, payable at Camp when you arrive. This has changed so you are not penalized for drop-offs and cancelations.

Registration ends on January 12. To register contact Forrest,  desireesoapcompany@gmail.com or 406-788-0657.

Missing Bag from Klondike

Hi all. I am missing a large green rectangular bag known as an A3 bag from Klondike. It has my last name BOYD written on the top, and a pair of boots, gloves, and most importantly, a large jar of extra crunchy peanut butter and a jar of raspberry preserves in it.
If anyone has a bag fitting this description, can you please call me at 231-9570? I would forever be grateful with being reunited with my bag, and most importantly, my Peanut Butter and Jelly.
Stephen Boyd

2018 Klondike Results – Baby It's Cold Outside!

Greetings from the Camping Committee,
We had another successful  Klondike with great weather and a great turnout from the District. Thank you’s go out to Troop 1,Troop 4, Troop 7, Troop 14, troop 26, Troop 28, Troop 1151, and Troop 1155. All came and efficiently set up their camps in record time.
Friday night started out worrisome as the bathrooms once again froze up in anticipation of our arrival. Luckily, Troop 7 stepped up and brought us Porti Potties from Waste Management (thank you all). You saved the day. Troop 7 also brought up a two stage snow blower to deal with the 15 inches of snow. (smart thinking).
Friday night was also home to the Pizza Travelers Feast and Ice Cream Social sponsored by the Lewis & Clark District Camporee Committee. The lodge was toasty warm thanks to Shawn at Rotary Headquarters. It was needed because it was in low teens at morning time.
Saturday brought the events such as:

  • Sled inspections,
  • First aid,
  • Sling Shot,
  • Fishing,
  • Sled balance,
  • Avalanche,
  • Stretcher carry,
  • Snowshoe Relay,and
  • the Infamous sled races.

The results are as follows:

  • Fourth place Troop 14 Snowballs with 223 nuggets
  • Third place Troop 4 Silver-back Gorillas with 225 nuggets
  • Second place Troop 7 Wolves with 228 nuggets
  • First place Troop 28 Wild Stallions with 229 nuggets

WOW! that was a close competition!
The Hot Cocoa event was won by Troop 4
The adult hatchet building won by Van Arvanites from Troop 28
Fastest sled time was Troop 1 Hydras at 15:59 followed closely by Troop 14 with a 15:60 and Troop 1151 with 16:32
Congratulations to you all!
Forrest C LaBelle, Chairman

2018 Klondike Schedule

2018 Klondike ScheduleProof for 2018 Lewis & Clark District Klondike Derby PatchPlease be advised that you will have to pack and carry your lunch during the events (Adults and Scouts) PLAN FOR THIS!

Friday Jan 19

  • 4:00 to 9:00pm: Check in
  • 6:00 to 9:00pm: travelers feast – FREE PIZZA!
  • 9:00pm: Cracker Barrel in the Lodge
  • 9:30pm: Ice Cream Social – Pavillion
  • 11:30pm: lights out

Saturday Jan 20

  • 7:30am: Reville
  • 7:30 to 9:00am: Breakfast
  • 9:30am Flags Ceremony
  • 10:00am: Events Start
    • Sled inspections   Station 1
  • 10:30 to 4:30pm:
    • Station 2 Avalanche Coming
    • Station 3 Fishing for Gold
    • Station 4 Slingshot Turkey Shoot
    • Station 5 Sled Balance
    • Station 6 Ice Rescue
    • Station 7 Stretcher Carry
    • Station 8 Snowshoe Relay
  • 1:00pm Camp Inspections
  • 5:00pm: Sled racing
  • 5:30 to 7:30pm Dinner
  • 8:00pm Campfire and skits
    • Hot Cocoa Contest ( Patrol with best cocoa will win a case of pizza for a party)
    • Includes Adult Hatchet Competition and awards
  • 11:30pm Lights out


  • Break camp and get patches and ribbons

Forrest C LaBelle

Let's Bury The Hatchet

Mr. Locke has challenged the Scoutmasters of each Troop to construct a hatchet handle and sheath to display at Klondike. You may pick up the metal blank at the Scout Office and start your project. You will need to sharpen it too.
A fabulous prize awarded to the winner. Please note that the Judges will be the Camping Committee as we cannot be coerced or bribed in any way. My email is desireesoapcompany@gmail.com if you would like to try and bribe me.
Kidding aside good luck!
Forrest C. LaBelle