Bristol, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Vance Klondike Derby
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.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 425 State Street, Bristol VA 24201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bristol (within shouting distance of this marker in Tennessee); Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Bristol (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Bristol (within shouting distance of this marker in Tennessee); First Country and Western Recording (within shouting distance of this marker in Tennessee); Bristol Union Railway Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Jimmie Rodgers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line in Tennessee); Overmountain Patriots of the American Revolution (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bristol.
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