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2014 North Star District Klondike Derby

The 2014 Klondike Derby was held on Saturday, February 8th at Cedar Point.

This year's event focused on working with robots, and doing activities to complete the Robotics Merit Badge.
The youth spent the morning, and part of the afternoon, building and programming their robots, whose goal was to follow a black line on the floor in the fastest time possible.  In the process, they learned about safety, careers (including opportunities in the surrounding area), and functions of robots in our society.

The afternoon consisted mainly of outdoor activities, such as broomball, snow golf, fire starting, and a competition to see which group could drill an ice fishing hole in the least amount of time possible.  The Derby culminated with the annual Klondike Sled Derby, with Troop 57 from Fairmont taking home first place honors.