Scouts get a taste of the Beargrease


March 1, 2024

Jana Peterson

A group of female Scouts walk to the next stop of the Beargrease Derby, an outdoor skills competition held by the Scouts each year at the Cloquet Forestry Center

A lack of snow didn't hamper the Scouts Saturday, as troops from around the Northland converged on the Cloquet Forestry Center for the annual Beargrease Derby, formerly known as the Klondike Derby. Normally held on snow-covered trails, it is an outdoor winter skills event.

Each station around a 3K loop of trail is named for a stop along the actual Beargrease marathon route. Scouts made their way to each stop Saturday, working together to master or solve whatever task they were given at that particular stop.

Troop 342 from Ashland was stopped at the Two Harbors station Saturday. They were b...

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