Gold Discovered!

Theme: Klondike Gold Rush

The Klondike Gold Rush was a migration by an estimated 100,000 prospectors to the Klondike region of Yukon, in north-western Canada, between 1896 and 1899. Gold was discovered there by local miners on August 16, 1896; when news reached Seattle and San Francisco the following year, it triggered a stampede of prospectors. Some became wealthy, but the majority went in vain.

To reach the gold fields, most prospectors took the route through the ports of Dyea and Skagway, in Southeast Alaska. Here, the “Klondikers” could follow either the Chilkoot or the White Pass trails to the Yukon River, and sail down to the Klondike. The Canadian authorities required each of them to bring a year’s supply of food, in order to prevent starvation. In all, the Klondikers' equipment weighed close to a ton, which most carried themselves, in stages. Performing this task, and contending with the mountainous terrain and cold climate, meant those who persisted did not arrive until summer 1898. Once there, they found few opportunities, and many left disappointed. – Wikipedia

Your patrol has heard the news of a new “Gold Rush” and wants to take part in this new adventure! Your patrol must come prepared to face the harsh conditions and travel across land and river! You must be ready to withstand the elements and be prepared to survive on your own even before you get to the Gold! Will your patrol preserve and overcome the challenges?

Run the Course
Patrols from troops will run the course and attempt to stake their claim by completing the challenges that await them. Gold awaits those to overcome these challenges but who will walk away with the largest stake!

On the day of the event, we will need adult volunteers from each troop to help. Each troop is required to have at least one leader run a station. We will have directions and score sheets available the day of the event.

Stations will be geared toward all trailman skills. Each station will have a Woodlands section and a Navigators and Adventurers section. It is up to each troop to decide if they want to have their Woodlands attend the camping weekend or not. It will be each troop's responsibility to supervise their Trailmen throughout the event.

Click HERE for the leader’s guide and more information about the event.

Camping Sites and Cabins available for rent: Email or call Ellen Tyler at or (315) 463-0201 to create a Tentaroo account. Let her know that you are a Trail Life troop and would like to create an account for your troop.

Registration: Cost for the Klondike is $10.00 per person.

On-site check-in for the Klondike will be Saturday, from 8:00AM – 8:45 AM.


Venue Phone: (315) 463-0201

Venue Website:

491 Kibbie Lake Rd, Constantia, New York, 13044


Camp Woodland is located near the north shore of Oneida Lake in Constantia, N.Y. Woodland is available year-round, with cabins for the cold winter months. During the summer Camp Woodland is the home of the Longhouse Council’s Lowanne Nimat Lodge, Cub Scout Resident Camps, and National Youth Leader Training.

  •  February 10, 2023 - February 12, 2023
     6:00 pm - 11:00 am
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