NLD Spring Camporee

NLD Spring Camporee
Registration Begins
9/2/2015 12:00 PM
Last Day To Register
5/20/2016 2:00 PM
292 Blakes Hill Road
Northwood, NH, US
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Northern Light District

 2016 Spring Camporee

“Fur trapper Rendezvous”

May 20 - 22, 2016

Camp Wah-tut-ca

Northwood, NH

When:          May 20 - 22, 2016


Where:         Wah-Tut-Ca Scout Reservation

                     Northwood, NH


Cost:             $10.00 per Scout or Scout Leader

                     $10.00 per Webelos or Webelos Leader

                     $2.00 per person late fee applies for all registrations after May

                              13, 2016



Please note that this guide will be updated as the event date nears.  Please check with the Northern Light District Boy Scout Activities Committee or the council office for possible updates.  Any questions can be sent to the committee at or by calling Committee Chairman Paul Taylor at 603-819-1897.




From I-93N   Take I-93N to Exit 15 in Concord, New Hampshire. Take I-393 East to Route 4 East. Take Route 4 East to the traffic rotary in Epsom, about 8 miles from I-93. Continue East on Route 4 onto Northwood, NH. Turn Right onto Blakes Hill Road, about 7 miles from the rotary. The camp entrance is approximately 1 1/2 miles on the right.

From Route 125   Take Route 125 North into New Hampshire, though Plaistow. Kingston, Brentwood and into Lee, NH. From the traffic rotary in Lee, NH, take Route 4 West (3/4 around the rotary). Follow Route 4 West for approximately 13 miles to Blake Hill Road in Northwood, NH.  Turn left onto Blakes Hill Road. The camp entrance is approximately 1 1/2 miles on the right.

From I-95   Take I-95N to exit 4 (the Route 4/Route 16 split) in New Hampshire. Follow Route 4W/16N for 5.7 miles to exit 6W - Route 4 west.  Follow Route 4 west for about 22 miles to Blake Hill Road in Northwood, NH.  Turn left onto Blakes Hill Road. The camp entrance is approximately 1 1/2 miles on the right.



The program will have the patrols moving from station to station to get opportunities to shoot black powder, shoot .22s, shoot archery, throw tomahawks, throw knives, use sling shoots, pour bullets and other activities.


Period Dress Competition


All participants (youth and adults) are invited to take part in a “Period Dress” competition.  Dress in a manner as the people who would have been at a Fur Trapper Rendezvous would have back in the 1800s.


Cooking Contest


All patrols are invited to take part in our cooking contest.  Bring some meat to be cooked with other ingredients that can be purchased at the Fur Trapper General Store.  The ingredients available will not be advertised, but will be learned about upon entering the store.  Each patrol must pay $3.00 for their ingredients.



All units must check upon arrival.   Headquarters will be at the Boathouse.  All units must submit a roster of all participants.  Please, no arrivals before 5:00 PM.




Parking will be not allowed in camping areas, only in the designated lots.   As always, keep the amount of vehicles that you bring to a minimum.


For each vehicle, units will be given a form on which will show their unit number on and are asked to put this form on the dashboard of each vehicle.  This will aid event staff in contacting the driver should the car need to be moved or any other problem arises.


Camping Areas


Camping areas will not be assigned. However, some areas will be reserved for program.


Unit Campfires


There is wood that can be used for fires; NH law does not allow firewood to be brought into NH from other states.  All units must bring buckets for use as fire buckets.  Campfires must be in designated locations.




Units are required to take all trash out of camp with them.


Saturday Night Campfire


Troop 5 will serve as the camporee host troop including setting up and emceeing the Saturday night campfire.  Units should inform Troop 5 of the skit or song that they plan to perform at the campfire.




The Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Specific training course will be offered at the camporee.  This will be a four hour course and it is one of the courses required to be considered trained.  Remember – Every Scout deserves trained leaders!


Tentative Schedule


Friday, May 20


5:00 PM       Registration/check-in begins/units set up camp sites


9:00 PM       Leader meeting (SMs and SPLs) and cracker-barrel (at the Boat


Saturday, May 21


8:30 AM      Opening Ceremony


9:00 AM      Morning Program begins


12:00 PM     Lunch Break


1:00 PM       Afternoon Program begins


4:30 PM       Program ends


5:00 PM       Cooking Competition entries may be turned in.


6:45 PM       Cooking Competition judging ends – no more entries accepted.


8:00 PM       Campfire

Sunday, May 20


Overnight units break



$10.00 per Adult
$10.00 per Scout
Late fee
After 5/14/2016 a fee of $2.00 will apply to all Adult Registrants.
After 5/14/2016 a fee of $2.00 will apply to all Scout Registrants.

The Spirit of Adventure Council, Boy Scout of America