King of the Mountain
The King of the Mountain program is for older Scouts age 15 and up who are at least First Class Scouts. This program will run during week 5 (7/29/12 – 8/4/12) alongside the Camp Roosevelt Summer Program. Eligible Scouts will enroll in the program under its own, indpendent registration form. The King of the Mountain Program will run primarily as a separate entity, but will be joining the RSR campers for specific programs throughout the week. After check-in, the Mountain Men for that week will be gathered, formed into patrols, meet their Guides, and hike out to their site. The uniform will be a Mountain Man shirt, which will be provided at camp and is included in the $360 fee for the week. A detailed packing list will be available upon enrollment in the program.
The King of the Mountain Program is designed to immerse older Scouts in the times and lifestyles of traditional Mountain Men and to teach them a combination of primitive and pioneering skills little seen in today’s Scout Programs.
Some of the skills they will learn are:
- 1. Flint Knapping
- 2. Starting Fires Without Matches
- 3. Setting Traps
- 4. Tracking and Stalking Prey
- 5. Edible Plants
- 6. Water Purification
- 7. Shelter Building
- 8. Log Cutting and Log Splitting
- 9. Wilderness First Aid
- 10. Making Primitive Utensils
- 11. Outdoor Cooking
- 12. Making a Hunting Knife
- 13. Tomahawk/Knife Throwing
- 14. Raft Building
- 15. Signaling
- The King of the Mountain Program will be held at the Camp David Wilderness Campsite (within the Roosevelt Scout Reservation) this year.
- Scouts will participate in some of the regular RSR programs (i.e. Black Powder Rifle night, Scout Skills Meet, Aquatics Meet, etc.).
- Scouts will be preparing and eating some of their meals in site under the supervision of the staff.
- The King of the Mountain Staff will be living at the activity site with their patrol.
- This program will be limited to 20 Scouts (2 patrols of 10.) Enrollment will based on the date full payment is received.
- For more information about this program please contact Program Director Orlando Southerland.
Registration will be available from 3/15/12 - 6/30/12
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