Boy scouts compete in annual Klondike Derby

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Local boy scouts competed in the annual Klondike Derby in downtown Bristol on Saturday.

The competition kicked off at 9:00 a.m.

Organizers say about 50 adults worked the derby and 100 scouts competed.

The Klondike Derby comes at the end of Scout Week-- which is an entire week where the scouts have to camp out to earn badges.

Adults supervising the competition say it teaches the boys teamwork.

"We hope it has a positive impact. This is a training day for leadership. The patrols have to work together as a team, or they can't get much done at all," said Sam Belew, the chairman of the Klondike Derby.

The Klondike Derby also marks the last day of the scout's continuous campfire, which they started last Saturday.

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