Friday, Oct 19, 2012 Step back in time to the wild frontier of the mid-1800s! Scouts get to see how early pioneers lived by seeing an authentic reproduction of a mountain man encampment. They learn frontier mountain man skills and do authentic rendezvous activities including: archery, panning for gold, shooting real black powder rifles, knife and tomahawk throwing, rope making, candle making, using flint and steel, Dutch oven cooking, viewing historic rifles, making bullets, and screen-printing their own shirts.
This is a very popular event, with more than 500 Scouts and Scouters in attendance. It’s the first time Troop 175 has been in a few years, and we went with five Scouts and two adult leaders. Our camp site was in a convenient, out-of-the way location where we had just the right amount of room for our group.
The nights were cold but clear, and the days were warm and bright. There was a campfire program Friday night for the entire camp, and we had our own smaller fire in our fire ring on Saturday.