Cataloochee Cold Spot


Feb 15, 2019 5:00 pm to Feb 17, 2019 3:00 pm



Camp Daniel Boone
3647 Little East Fork Rd
Canton, NC 28716
Location Phone: (828) 254-6189



Cataloochee District

Camp Daniel Boone

February 15-17, 2019

Online Registration at bottom of page

Download Paper Registration


Event Schedule


Friday              6-8 pm                         Registration at Pavilion and Camp set-up

                        9 pm                            SPL and PL meeting at Scout Craft Building

                        11 pm                          Lights Out


Saturday          7-8:15 am                    Breakfast in campsite

                        8:30 am-11:30 am       Morning Cold Spot Events in Scout Craft area

                        11:30 am-12:15 pm     Lunch in campsites

                        12:30 pm-2:30 pm      Afternoon Cold Spot Events in Scout Craft area

                        3 pm-5:45 pm             Cooking in Campsites

                        6 pm                            Meals Judged and FEAST in Scout Craft Building

                        8:15 pm                       Great Team Ski Relay Race in Scout Craft Field

                        9:30 pm                       Awards at Scout Craft Building

                        11 pm                          Lights out


Sunday            8:30 am                       Chapel at Scout Craft Building




Registration deadline is February 8, 2019

Cost of Registration is $7 per Scout and Adult leader

Late registration is $10 per Scout or Adult Leaders registered after February 8.



Events include:


  1. Emergency Shelter Building Skills – This event requires the patrol to work as a team to build an adequate shelter for an overnight stay using the materials that are available in their immediate surroundings.  Patrols may use tools, rope and other items to construct their shelter.  Patrols may not use tarps in the construction of the shelter.  Shelters will be judged based on the adequacy of the shelter, location of the shelter, and the teamwork of the patrol building the shelters.
  2. Fire Building Skills – The objective of the fire building event is to see which patrol can boil a #10 can full of water the fastest.  Each patrol will need to supply all their own wood supplies and equipment for this event.  The #10 can must be full of water, suspended over the fire, and come to a rolling boil.  No liquid propellent or liquid fire starter is allowed in this event.  Safe handling of fire and appropriate methods will also be observed and judged.
  3. Lumberjack Skills – The object of this event is for Scouts to become familiar with and safely use knives, axes, hatches, wedges, and saws in the outdoor setting.  The competition will involve the patrol using provided bow saws to cut wooden disks from a log in the least amount of time.  All materials for this event will be provided.
  4. Wilderness Survival/Backpacking Skills – Being prepared for the challenges that are found on the trail when backpacking is the focus of this event.  Each patrol should bring 1 properly-packed and supplied backpack for a three-day backpacking event in winter weather.  Each patrol’s backpack will be judged and evaluated based on the content and the effectiveness of the packing the pack. 
  5. Knots/Lashings and Rope Skills – Each patrol will be asked to complete the following knots upon arrival at this station: square knot, two half hitches, bowline, sheet bend, clove hitch, taut line hitch.  You will then be asked to demonstrate the proper use and function of each knot by using the appropriate knot to completed a given task.
  6. Patrol Cooking Skills – From 3-6 pm on Saturday afternoon each Patrol will be cooking a main dish and a side item (side item can be a dessert) to go with the main dish.  The amount of food in the main dish and side item should be enough to feed the patrol that prepares it, plus 2 additional people.  At 6 pm every Patrol will bring their dishes to the Scout Craft Building to be judged.  Food will be judged according to taste, appearance, presentation, and difficulty of preparation.  Once all judging is complete, the entire camp will FEAST on all the food that has been prepared.   
  7. Team Ski Relay Race Event – This will be a head-to-head event.  Each patrol will need to bring a set of group skis that will be used for this event.  The minimum number of Scouts per ski team is 3 and the maximum number of Scouts per ski team is 5.   The team must complete the entire course without any team member falling off the pair of team skis.  If someone does fall off the pair of skis, the entire team must unload from the skis and move backward on the course the length of the skis, reload and continue on the course.  The patrols will be judged on the time required to complete the course, number of times someone fell off the skis, and by the number of people on each set of skis.  The more people on 1 set of skis the more points that team will be awarded for completing the course.


*NOTE:  Each patrol is to provide all needed equipment and gear to complete every event except for the Lumberjack Skills event.  All equipment will be provided to each patrol for the Lumberjack Skills event.  If a patrol does not have the necessary equipment to complete a specific event, they will forfeit their score for that particular event.


Scout Master Competition


This year’s Scout Master competition will be a homemade archery set.  The Scout Masters will have from 8:30 am until 2:30 pm on Saturday to fashion the best functioning bow and arrow set possible.  It will need to contain a minimum of 3 arrows.  The competition will include: farthest arrow shot, most accurate shot at a 10-yard target, and best design and finish.  The best score in the combined 3 events will determine the winner. You will need to supply all materials for this competition.  No pre-made materials will be allowed to be used in the competition. 




Each troop will be assigned a particular campsite prior to arrival.  We will be making these assignments based on the total number of participants that each troop registers.  We will do our best to use the campsites with Adirondacks and cabins so you will not be using tents. However, you may want to bring tents and be prepared to use them if our numbers exceed the available Adirondacks and cabins.  You will certainly need to bring tarps because some Adirondacks do not have doors.



Here is a list of items you need and extras that you should bring:

Packing List


  • Pillow
  • Sleeping pad
  • Sleeping bag/blankets
  • Warm clothes (pants, sweatshirt, fleece, long johns, etc)
  • Extra set of warm clothes
  • Extra socks and shoes
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Rain gear
  • Winter coat
  • Notebook
  • Pencils
  • Water bottle
  • Daypack/backpack
  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Toothbrush/hairbrush/toiletries
  • Firewood