It might be the middle of winter, but it’s not too early to think about what you’re going to do for summer camp.
At the Great Lakes Council‘s Fort Pontiac in Lake Orion, Mich., Scouts can spend their camp time doing pioneer skills training, including blacksmithing, woodworking with only hand tools, bead working and clothes making. In other words, you’re learning skills that settlers from the 1700s needed to survive.
The fort features a kitchen, dining shelter and three craft buildings. Scouts can earn the Fort Pontiac Challenge Patch by meeting requirements in four pioneer skills: blacksmithing, woodworking, cooking and life skills.