Scouts Camp at Old Stone Fort SP

On the weekend of March 3 – 5, 2007, the scouts of Troop 422 camped at Old Stone Fort State Park outside of Manchester, Tennessee. A State Archaeological Park dedicated to the study of the Native American Old Stone Fort structure, the park provided a perfect background for the Cobra and Pine Tree patrols to earn the Indian Lore merit badge. Among the tasks the scouts did to earn the badge, both patrols constructed lean-to shelters using only material that could be easily gathered from the surrounding area.

While the Badger patrol took a day excursion to Stone Door to rappel the cliff face, the other patrols visited the park museum and hiked the trails around Old Stone Fort, marvelling at the cascades of the Duck River. The Viking patrol spent much of the afternoon exploring below the rim of Old Stone Fort, venturing on some of the lesser hiked trails near the cascades and the fork of the river. The patrols also used their new patrol grub boxes for the first time.

Although the weather at times was quite chilly, with a stiff wind most of the day Saturday, the scouts had a fantastic time.

On Sunday, after breakfast and striking camp, the scouts participated in a church service at the overlook platform conducted by Reed K.

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