This year's Klondike Derby honored the brave men and women of the armed forces.
Otto checks in a sled at Headquarters.
Katonah's Swamp Chickens Patrol starts their day at Headquarters.
Assistant Scoutmaster Otto Vondrak assembles the troops and leads them in opening ceremonies at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, January 26, 2008.
Mahopac 271 operated the Klondike Cafe for feed warm food to weary Scouts.
Katonah Troop 1 ran the First Aid station, seen here with Assistant Scoutmaster Hank Tschorn.
Katonah's Rabid Raccoon Patrol renders assistance to their fallen camerade at the First Aid station.
Hank Tschorn, Dennis Winthers and Jeff Kane compare notes at the First Aid Station.
Mahopac 271 ran the Observation Post, where Scouts were challenged in map reading skills.
Brewster 1 ran the fire building station, where troops had to quickly and safely build a fire to burn through a string.
A troop makes the dangerous crossing of the Rhine River from France into Germany!
Mahopac's "Manly" Patrol at the Signals Station.
Troops send a coded message in German to fool enemy troops at the Signalling station.
Patterson 440's Bob Cirelli ran the Signalling station at the Klondike Derby.
Weary troops arrive at the Signalling station.
On the trail, Assistant Scoutmaster Otto Vondrak checks back with headquarters.
A Mahopac troop re-enacts the flag raising at Iwo Jima.