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2017 Summer Camp Informers- Headed Your Way

Check Your Mailboxes!

Attention all Scouts and Parents, the 2017 Summer Camp information is on its way.

In Your 2017 Camp Informer you will find important information on the dates of Camp, programs, camper-ships, and more. This years Informer is completely redesigned from previous years so let us know what you think.

Included in your Informer is the registration forms for your Summer Camp program, copies of the Special Dietary Needs Form and Camper-ship Form and your Spring "Earn Your Way to Camp Sale. This year Scouts can sell the Virginia Diner Nuts, and Trails End Popcorn. Orders Submitted to the Council will earn Scouts a 35% commission towards their camp experience. You can also use the Online Trails End Popcorn Sale for a 50% commission.

46th Annual Klondike Derby- On the Chisholm Trail

Looking back at the Chishom Trail- Klondike Derby #46

With temperatures in the low 30s, Saturday was a great day for the Klondike Derby. With 455 Scouts participating and 72 teams, the Day kicked off at roughly 8am with registration and sleds hit the trails starting at 8:30.

With activities ranging from Campfire Cooking to Mapping, Constellation Identification to First-aid, and Archery to Shotgun Shooting, it was up to the Scout to chart their own trail to victory for the day.

Another highlight, and chance to warm up, was this years Living History Station. Featuring Ramblin' Ray's Wild West Show, the Dining Hall became the temporary corral for a condensed version of Ray Owens show, getting a taste of the tunes of the Cattle Drive along the Chisholm Trail. Scouts and leaders could also stop in for a taste of one of Mr. Jacks annual soups or a hot chocolate as the Seven Mountains Alumni Association manned the Kitchen.

The Derby wrapped up around 3:30, and the Scores were tallied. Following a few tie breakers, the winners of the Derby were announced. We also launched the First, of hopefully many, Facebook Live Videos from the Seven Mountains Scout Camp Facebook Page.


In the Malamute (Webelos) Division
1st- Pack 226 Star Gazers Patrol
2nd- Pack 45 Soaring Eagles Patrol
3rd- Pack 383 Cowboys Patrol

In the Iditarod (Boy Scout) Division
1st- Troop 25 Eagle Patrol
2nd- Troop 28 Bearcoons Patrol
3rd- Troop 24 Phoenix Patrol

Congratulations to all the Scouts who placed, and to all the Scouts who participated. Thanks to the volunteers from Troops, Packs, and local civic groups who donated their time to making this yet another successful derby.

Full Results Here [PDF, 316KB]