Frontier camp takes you back in time to live the life of a young Davy Crockett. It allows Scouts, Scouters, and parents to experience life skills and crafts that were common in the early 1800’s. Living in Frontier Camp has an atmosphere and camaraderie different from most traditional base camp experiences.
Participants will enter the 1800’s on Sunday afternoon and experience life as our ancestors knew it until they return to the 21st century on Saturday morning. Villagers live in tents and use equipment that was available in the 1800’s.
Each camper will be given a hunting shirt, which will be your uniform for the week. The shirt will be yours to keep.
The skills you will participate in are primitive fire building, basic muzzle-loading, blacksmithing, tomahawk/knife throwing, leatherworking, traps/snares, rope making and natural dyeing.
Merit badge opportunities (if camper is willing to spend extra evening time): American Culture, American Heritage, Basketry, Indian Lore, Leatherwork, Metal Work (blacksmithing), Rifle Shooting (muzzleloader), Textile, and Wood Carving.
Venturing opportunities: Outdoor Living History, Muzzle loading Discipline Venturing Shooting sports Outstanding Achievement Award and Shooting Sports for Venturing Ranger Award.
* Some additional fees may apply for Merit Badge/Venturing Awards.
Wool blankets or sleeping bag
Air Mattress or Cot
Towels & Wash Cloth
Toilet Items (toothbrush, etc.)
Earth tone long pants (no camouflage)
Earth tone shorts
Jacket and raingear
Extra socks & Underwear
Brown or Black Hiking Boots/Shoes
Leather Gloves for forge work
Notebook & Pen
Merit Badge Pamphlets/worksheets
Money for Trading Post/Frontier Camp Tavern
Optional White Canvas Tarp (painter's Cloth) NO PLASTIC TARPS
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