Munsee Scouts Enjoy the Outdoors at Klondike Challenge

This year’s Munsee District Klondike Challenge was held on April 17, 2021, at the Loop Area of Watchung Reservation. COVID-19 forced the district to split the event into a morning and afternoon session, each competing in the same four skill towns.

Nine troops and 97 Scouts participated with 16 sleds.

Top finishers for the morning:

  • 1st Place – Rebels Patrol – Troop 83 B – Kenilworth
  • 2nd Place – Tough Toads Patrol,  – Troop 101 B – Elizabeth
  • 3rd Place – Galactic Empire Patrol, – Troop 83 B – Kenilworth

Top finishers for the afternoon:

  • 1st Place – Wonder Pets Patrol – Troop 73 B – Springfield
  • 2nd Place – Artemis’ Arrow Patrol – Troop 168 G – Union
  • 3rd Place – Artic Foxes Patrol – Troop 80 B – Cranford

The overall winner of the 2021 Munsee District Klondike Challenge Governor’s Trophy is the Rebels Patrol from Troop 83 Kenilworth.

For their service project, the Webelos and the Scouts worked together to collect 1,127 canned goods and 120 pairs of socks. These will be donated to local food banks and homeless shelters.

The units really appreciated that their Scouts were able to have a real skills competition, even if they had to wait until April. The Scouts were able to get outdoors and move from town to town for the competition. That made this year’s Klondike Challenge a huge success.

The Klondike would not have been a success without the support and determination of the committee and the outstanding job of the event town mayors during this trying time, according to Pat Lewis, 2021 Klondike governor.