231 Ashford Center Road (Rt.44)
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.
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.