Klondike 1st Place

Ephraim’s new Boy Scout Troop 900 and its leaders take a cold and snowy moment for a
celebratory photo after they won the Klondike Derby on Feb. 18 in Fairview Canyon.

New Ephraim Scout troop freezes out
all competition at Fairview Klondike


Sanpete Messenger
Linda Petersen
Staff writer

Klondike Video


EPHRAIM — Scouts from BSA Troop 900 of Ephraim took first place in the Klondike Derby at the  BSA’s Arapeen District’s Klondike Derby on Feb 18 with a time of 13.5 minutes.

The event, this year in Fairview Canyon, required participants to start a fire, cook a pancake, flip it in the air above a 15-foot mark and then eat it.

Troop 900’s pancake fell on the ground, but the scouts still had to eat it, Scoutmaster Lawrence Durtschi said.

There were also multiple knot-tying stations, a first-aid station and snow-snake running.    The troop also took first place in the sled race.

“They worked hard and worked together as a team.  I am really proud of them,” Durtschi said.

Being a new addition to local Boy Scouts, the troop is raising funds for equipment and a trailer, and to so is having an auction on Wednesday, May 3, at 7 p.m. at the LDS church at 765 S. 100 E. in Ephraim.

The donation of any items or services that could be auctioned off would be appreciated by the troop. There is a donation form at the troop’s website, www.troop900.org, and the troop also has a GoFundMe account: www.gofundme.com/troop900.