Vance Klondike Derby

Vance Klondike Derby (HM2I2W)

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N 36° 35.711', W 82° 10.851'

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Bristol resident J.C. Vance pioneered the concept of a Klondike Derby as a Scouting event in Bristol, Virginia, in 1968, and with his brother, Albert J. Vance, successfully launched the first event in 1970. Shortly before his death in 1975, J.C. Vance requested that his brother, Albert J. Vance, continue their legacy and vision of the Klondike Derby in Bristol.
The Klondike Derby is an annual outdoor winter event where Boy Scout patrols compete at stations featuring tests of their Scouting skills, while transporting their gear on a homemade sledge. Throughout the decades, the Klondike Derby has provided hundreds of Scouts with the opportunity to develop leadership and citizenship skills that they will carry with them for life.
In 1970, the second Saturday in February was officially proclaimed Klondike Derby Day in Bristol, Virginia. Each year, the Klondike Derby convenes in downtown Bristol, prominently showcasing activities that inspire community and build awareness of Scouting. In 2013, the derby was renamed the Vance Klondike Derby to honor the Vance family's contributions to Scouting.
HM NumberHM2I2W
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Date Added Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 at 2:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 394376 N 4050615
Decimal Degrees36.59518333, -82.18085000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 35.711', W 82° 10.851'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 35' 42.66" N, 82° 10' 51.06" W
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