It is nearly time for Klondike Derby again! We look forward to seeing you all again and making this year bigger and better than the last. The 2020 MMA Klondike Derby will be Saturday, February 1st, 2020. There are two options to choose from regarding attendance.
Arrive Friday, January 31st, any time after 1700 to register at the fieldhouse and spend the night in the fieldhouse. Remember to bring appropriate sleeping bags and pillows. Please eat before arriving as dinner will not be provided. Enjoy our pool, utilize the fieldhouse basketball courts, or climb on the rock wall that Friday night when you arrive. Additionally, we will be offering tours of both the T/S State of Maine and upper campus on a first come/first served basis from 1800 to 2100. Spots will be limited, especially for the training ship so please show up early.
NEW THIS YEAR: Troops will have the option to camp outside rather than sleeping in the fieldhouse. It’s important to note that winters in Castine can be incredibly cold, so enforcing cold weather camping skills before taking this option is incredibly important. Troops should make sure that every scout planning on camping outside has all the equipment on the attached Cold Weather Gear List. Troops should plan on performing a shakedown before they come to make sure all Scouts have the appropriate gear. The scout master will be asked to sign a document acknowledging that the shakedown was performed. Troops should have at least one adult leader trained in Hazardous Weather, with the certificate to prove it, and experience in winter camping.
Arrive Saturday, February 1rd, between 0715 – 0745 to register in Alfond Student Center lobby. Please note that this option does not include time for other Maine Maritime Academy opportunities (pool, rock wall, tours).
|District Executive||Sandy Smith||(207) 866-2241 x109|