NATURAL FINDS HUNT

By April 18, 2017Metal Detecting

June Norcross Webster Scout Camp
231 Ashford Center Road (Rt.44)
Ashford, Ct. 06278

April 22 and 23—9:00 am to 3:00 pm Rain or Shine

Minimum donation of $5.00 per day , which will be donated to the Boy Scouts Ct. Rivers Council.

Registration is MANDATORY: Late arrivals can sign in at the Ranger Station, early departures must sign out at the Ranger Station also. (They WILL send out search parties)

Official Hunt Rules:

  • No detecting prior to Registration of the hunt each day.
  • You MUST be a PAID member of YTC to hunt
  • FILL ALL HOLES-Take the trash, (you can leave silver in the holes but nothing else).
  • If we make a good impression we will be able to visit other Scout Camps so PLEASE follow the Rules and do not ruin this Great Opportunity.
  • NO Alcoholic Beverages, drugs, fire arms, sheath knives, no smoking in the open( take your butts), and no overnight camping.
  • Everyone MUST Check in/out with either the HuntMaster (Jeff Calzarette) or other designated persons or at the Camp Ranger Station.

There are over 1200 acres of woods, trails and it is a rocky area and slippery when damp and wet. Bears have been sited in the camp so be alert. Bring water, a snack/lunch, bug spray, compass or gps, layered clothing, hiking boots, spare batteries, large finds pouch and sturdy digger. There will be buckets for the trash, please use them.

Camp History:

Revolutionary War Hero’s homestead to a Scout Camp.

In 1963, the Eastern Connecticut Council of Boy Scouts of America set out to establish a new scout camp on the land once owned by Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Knowlton in the town of Ashford Connecticut. Thomas Knowlton (1740-1776) was an American patriot who served in the French and Indian War and acted as a Colonel during the American Revolution. Knowlton is considered America’s first intelligence professionals, and his unit, Knowlton’s Rangers, made a significant contribution to intelligence gathering during the Revolutionary War. Knowlton was killed in action at the Battle of Harlem Heights. A monument of Knowlton presently stands on the state capitol grounds in Hartford, Connecticut.

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