Klondike ’23 Curse of the Wendigo

Klondike ’23 Curse of the Wendigo
Saturday, February 4, 2023
7am – 5pm
Norseland Scout Camp
$25 per Scout and $5 per Adult

“Curse of Wendigo”

GOLD!  For centuries people have come to the Klondike in search of these shiny rocks that have the power to turn ordinary men and women into kings and emperors.  This almost supernatural metal never corrodes and yet it completely corrupts souls. 

The folklore of the Native Americans tells of something else that lives in these frozen woods.  A curse that hangs over these trees and lakes.  The Wendigo hunt these woods, eating anything they can.  They can find no rest, and no food can satisfy them.  They are the incarnation of winter, the embodiment of hunger, and the personification of selfishness.

To get the gold you will have to overcome challenges using your Scouting skills:  pioneering, knot tying, orienteering, use of GPS, fire making, first aid, marksmanship, cooking and winter survival.

If you come here, you will be challenged by nature itself.  What will you find in these woods?  Will it be fame, glory and treasure?  Will you leave with nothing but your life?  Or will you stay here forever bearing the curse of the Wendigo?


Klondike is an event for Troops and Arrow of Light Scouts (grade 5).

This event is held outdoors so dress for the weather.  Klondike teams will receive points for having everyone dressed in layers with mittens, hats, and proper footwear.

Klondike teams will bring their own food and prepare their own meal.  Teams will receive points for preparing a hot, appetizing, balanced and filling meal.

Klondike is a one-day event.  If your unit would like to camp overnight for an additional fee, reach out to David Kosmatka.

Each Klondike team is responsible for their own sled.  You must indicate how many sleds you will be using at the event during the registration process.  Below please find the list of supplies needed for the day.

Each person at Norseland must provide a completed Health Form A/B to be on property.

Registration is open until Friday, January 27, 2023.

Questions, please contact David Kosmatka at dkosmatka@gmail.com.

Health Form AB fillable updated 4-5-22
Klondike Flier
Klondike sled packet_v3

Click here to register for Klondike ’23