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Mush in North Park

| Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, 9:01 p.m.
Scouts from all over the area participate in the Sled Race finals at the Boy Scouts Klondike Derby at North Park on Saturday February 2, 2013. Sidney Davis | Tribune-Review
Samuel King, age 13 (left) and Peter Merrell, age 14, (right) practice their knot-tying skills at the Lashing station during the Boy Scouts Klondike Derby at North Park on Saturday February 2, 2013. Sidney Davis | Tribune-Review
Scouts lineup for the Best Sled Contest at the Boy Scouts Klondike Derby at North Park on Saturday February 2, 2013. Sidney Davis | Tribune-Review
James Qu, (center)age 12, and his fellows scouts from Troop 335, play around their sled before the start of the Sled Race at the Boy Scouts Klondike Derby at North Park on Saturday February 2, 2013. Sidney Davis | Tribune-Review
Boys Scouts from Troop 81 in Wexford pull their sled down the lane during the Boy Scouts Klondike Derby at North Park on Saturday February 2, 2013. Sidney Davis | Tribune-Review

Seventeen Boy Scout troops, hailing from Pittsburgh's Manchester neighborhood north to Mars, participated in the Seneca District Klondike Derby on Saturday in North Park. About 285 Scouts and 95 leaders took part in the test of outdoor survival and camping skills, said Roger Dickhans, chairman of the district, part of the Laurel Highlands Council. Boys, competing in patrols of seven, made sleds reminiscent of those used during the Klondike Gold Rush, carrying equipment to stations where they met challenges related to first aid, fire and camp building, rescue, and more.

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