6 is devoted to holding a campout once a month. Each camp has
own theme or specific category of activities. Here are some
the traditional camps we hold annually, and the month in which they are
held. Photos taken at that camp are pictured to the right,
for more images you can visit the "Photos" page.
"Just like Summer Camp, except a lot cooler!" (See
Camp, below.) Troop 6 believes that camping should not stop
because it is cold outside. Winter Camp, like Summer Camp,
focusses mainly on earning Merit Badges (see
the "About" page), though for safety reasons, most activities are
Klondike Derby is an inter-Troop competition that tests local
Troops ability in multiple basic Scout skills including knots and
lashings, nature identification, outdoor cooking, first-aid, and other
New Scout Camp
This camp is designed for New Scouts. Only New
Scouts who are leaders in the Troop and/or are helping to run the camp
are invited. This camp is intended to introduce New Scouts to
Scouting and teach them simple skills such as setting up a tent, how
the Scouting program works, and other basic skills, as well as working
on requirements for the ranks Scout, Tenderfoot, and Second-Class.
camp also focuses on New Scouts and working on Scout, Tenderfoot, and
Second-Class requirements, but focuses mainly on teaching outdoor
cooking. For the Senior Scouts, there is a cook-off for
anyone who wants to participate, and a Patrol Iron-Chef. For
Iron-Chef, each Scout brings a random ingredient with which the Patrol
must concoct a delicious meal.
this camp Scouts may experience canoeing or kayaking in a small swamp
in North Carolina. Scouts may have the experience of seeing
alligator up close, as several reside in the swamp (they are used to
passing boaters). A few Senior
Scouts, chosen by the Scoutmaster, may go on a more rigorous excursion,
and canoe down a creek connected to the swamp.
This camp may take place at a range of areas. These
near National or Historical Parks, Museums, reenactments, and other
historical landmarks. These may include The Jamestown
or Washington D.C. We visit the area then camp near it.
biggest, most prepared for, and most looked forward to camp, Summer
Camp is a week long camp at varying locations that focuses on teaching
The C&O Hike is a rigorous hiking trip which is
attended by older Scouts with more hiking experence.
other hiking trip offered by Troop 6, the Appalachian Trail HIke, or AT
Hike, is a hiking trip in the Blue Ridge Mountains, which allows
Scouts, whether experienced or inexperienced, to take a short
Firefox is a leadership training camp that focuses mainly
training Patrol Leaders, though all Scouts are invited.
Activities at the camp include teamwork themed games, and
deciding what camps to have in the coming year, and what Summer Camp to
attend in the coming year.
Mountain Man a.k.a Golden Horseshoe
This camp is the favorite camp among most of the Troop, and
pioneering themed. Scouts may experience primitive cooking,
sleeping in a make-shift tent comosed of a tarp or hammock and whatever
materials Scouts may find, not using a flashlight, having a trading
market, primitive fire starting (not using matches or flint and steel),
and throwing Tomahawks and Atl-atls*. At the end of the camp,
those whom the Scoutmaster deems worthy will earn the "Golden
an unofficial pin.
Thanksgiving in the Woods a.k.a Thanksgiving in the Field
camp is Troop 6's way of celebrating Thanksgiving. The Scouts
camp Friday Night, then prepare a Thanksgiving dinner, and may invite
family members and other guests to come share it with them.
guest attendance is usually very large, and we have had to cook twelve
turkeys in the past. Scouts then camp another night and clean
from the day before and go home.
Christmas in the Woods
Winter Camp, Christmas in the woods is a cold-weather camp.
relatively laid back, and activities include a tent decorating contest
and bringing ornaments to decorate a tripod Christmas tree.
Historical Camp (D.C.)
Atl-atl is a Native American hunting weapon invented after the throwing
spear but before the bow. It consists of a small handle with
notch at the back and a rest at the front. On the handle sits
bolt, a long spear-like arrow, and when the handle is flung forward,
the bolt leaves it with a large amount of force.