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Campcraft

Skills such as pioneering, wilderness survival, cooking, camping and orienteering are the bedrock of the outdoor self-reliance program for which the Scouting movement was founded, and the Campcraft department has been a faithful advocate of these essentials since the inaugural summer of Camp Horseshoe.

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Campcraft Area

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Campcraft MBs

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Panoramic

A panoramic view of the Campcraft program area.

2009 - Contributed by David B. Woodward  [Contribute Info] 
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Campcraft Videos

Some snippets of the Campcraft area including the tents and Chris "Spud" Truitt teaching Cooking merit badge.

2002 - Contributed by Alexander Musto  [Contribute Info] 
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Paul Bunyan Field Day Pictures

Paul Bunyan field day is a Camp Horseshoe tradition that goes back to the very beginning of camp. Participants try their best in a variety of camp craft skills and pioneering skills and skills he would probably not need anywhere else in life, like eating giant pancakes.
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Paul Bunyan Field Day Videos

       
In this event, a youth and an adult leader from a troop must compete for the best time to saw off a "chip" from an immense log. 
2008 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 

This time lapse video shows Paul Bunyan Field Day (week 3) in its entirety. 

2010 - Contributed by Andrew Keyes  [Contribute Info] 

Strictly speaking, this is not a PBFD event, but I am sure they could make a competition to see who can stay on the longest.

2010 - Contributed by Evan Ellwanger  [Contribute Info] 
Youth from each troop must relay an axe and give 2 swift chops to a log, with the first troop to chop all the way through winning.
2008 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 

Paul Bunyans from across the camp came to participate and drag a poor blue ox named Babe around Campcraft for all to see.

2009 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 

Paul Bunyan Field Day in 1995, as fun as always, we see plenty of activity and pioneering spirit from the troops in this video.

1995 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
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Outpost Pictures

Outpost is required for several merit badges, but it also allows participants to enjoy the natural beauty of Camp Horseshoe In areas that are not usually explored.
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Outpost Videos

Everyone seems to be in high spirits despite the inclement weather.  Keeping a positive attitude while camping outdoors can often be an undervalued survival skill.
2008 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
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Obstacle Course

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Miscellaneous

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