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FCF Frontier Adventure

The FCF Frontier Adventure & Spring Trace is an annual FCF event conducted in the spring of each year at the district Royal Rangers campground. Frontier Adventure is the event whereby prospective members may be inducted into the FCF.

May 19-21, 2023 at Camp Millhouser

Our FCF Frontier Adventure & Spring Trace will take place at Camp Millhouser, beginning on Friday evening.  All new member candidates who are participating in the Frontier Adventure are asked to be on site, set up, and ready to participate by 6:30 pm on Friday.  All others are asked to be ready in time for the evening service at 7:30 pm.

Registration & Fees

All attendees must register with the Company Clerk upon arrival at the camp.  These fees help to cover the ongoing cost of maintaining our campgrounds.  All attendees are asked to bring a completed medical form with you to the event & keep it available to others in your group in case of a medical emergency.

  • Frontier Adventure - for all new member candidates, submit a Frontiersman Application to the Company Clerk no later than May 1st (or let him know you're coming & bring it with you).  A $30.00 fee is required.  See application for contact info.  Candidates also need to read the Frontiersman Workbook prior to the adventure.

  • Spring Trace - for all existing members - $25.00 per old timer (adults) or $10.00 for young bucks (less than 18 yrs of age).

Housing & Meals

Each new member candidate should be accompanied by a sponsor who will be responsible for providing their housing & meals during this event.  Frontier-style shelters are encouraged although modern tents may be used and set up in a separate designed area.  All other attendees are responsible for their own housing and meals.

Gear & Outfits

Clothing and gear of a style in common use prior to 1840s America is encouraged at all times at FCF events.  However, it is understood that members may be at various stages in the accumulation of FCF gear and clothing so modern items are acceptable as well.  Every member & new member candidate is important to us and we want you to attend regardless of the status of your gear or clothing!

Chapter Scout Selection Process

We will be conducting our bi-annual Chapter Scout selection process at Spring Trace this year.  Chapter Scouts are older boys who serve in a leadership role with our FCF Chapter, representing all the boys of our chapter.  Details on this selection process and the qualifications to participate can be found on the FCF page.  All boys who qualify are encouraged to participate!

Schedule

The following represents a tentative schedule for this event.  Additional details will be provided upon arrival.

Friday

  • 6:30 PM - Membership candidates gather at the dining hall

  • 7:30 PM - Opening Ceremony & Evening Service

  • 9:00 PM - Candidates complete a craft project

  • 11:00 PM - Lights out & all quiet

Saturday

  • 8:30 AM - Morning Assembly & Devotions

  • 9:30 AM - Frontier skills testing begins

  • 12:00 PM - Lunch with your sponsor/outpost

  • 1:00 PM - Skills testing resumes

  • 5:00 PM Graduation Ceremony & Dismissal

Sunday

9:00 AM - Morning devotions

All members are free to stay over until Sunday if they choose but this is not required for the Frontier Adventure.

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