About 150 youth from Winnipeg, Carman and Selkirk took part in the second day of the 45th annual Klondike Derby Sunday.

The event, inspired by author Pierre Berton's book Klondike: The Last Great Gold Rush, is meant to help kids develop skills working as a team.

Scouts Canada event, Winnipeg

A team of young girls holds a log down while two team members saw through. The Derby was inspired by author Pierre Berton's book Klondike: The Last Great Gold Rush. (CBC)

Members of Scouts Canada, Cub Scouts, Girl Guides and Pathfinders all participated.

"A lot of these groups come back to Klondike year after year," organizer Bill Somers said. "It's part of the scouting program to test kids in terms of outdoors and skill development, and this event is one of the best places to do it."

Teams of eight youth pulled sleighs loaded with tools and supplies about 2½ kilometres Sunday, visiting 10 different "towns" and taking part in 10 different survival-based activities along the way, including making a fire, using a compass, sawing logs and a simulated water rescue exercise.

The event took place at Camp Amisk on Waverley Road near La Barriere Park.

Somers said parents interested in enrolling their children in local chapters of scouts can find more information on Scouts Canada's website.