The hill going into Camp Orr is not for the faint of heart, but with a little
caution and a stop to cool your brakes, it can be overcome.
Finally we reach the bottom to a welcome sight.
The Buffalo River Trading Company is the place to get needed supplies, pick up
mail from home, or just get a snack or a cold drink on a hot summer day.
Young Archers can go down to the range to learn how to
make an arrow or put a few holes in a target.
A short walk across the river and up to Clemmons
hollow offers a look at a bygone era at the Living History cabin. Staff
members in authentic garb recreate the life of the pioneers actually living
in the old log cabin which was moved piece by piece up the valley to the
top of the bluff. An old forge, black powder rifles, steel traps, and tall
tales add to the experience at the cabin.
Though some may find other things of interest after a long day exploring the river valley.
One long standing tradition at Camp Orr is the trek to Antenna Pine.
Antenna Pine is a large pine tree that is easily seen from the parade
ground at camp. Prior to lighting damage a few years ago the Pine
resembled an old style TV antenna.
The trail to the pine is about 2.5 miles UP to the top.
Bluffs along the way afford a fantastic view of the Buffalo River Valley.
Part of the tradition of the Pine is to hang a homemade flag, usually
someone's bed sheet, T-shirt, or other available cloth, on the Pine.
The next Troop to visit retrieves your flag replacing it with theirs
and presents yours to you at the mess hall.
Flags can be for a Troop or Patrol and often have the names of scouts
who made the journey.
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