The primary purpose of this
association is to establish and maintain a practical working
knowledge of the history, traditions, tools, mode of living, etc.,
of the North American Frontiersmen, in the period spanning 1750 to
1843. This period is chosen as a time when individual knowledge,
courage and fellowship sufficed to master the challenges of
living. Further purposes are to establish and maintain a research
archive of information, artifacts, images, etc., in a form that is
accessible to present and future generations so that this
knowledge is not lost to the species. To further these goals, we
intend to maintain an ongoing program of living history, where we
learn and teach the skills and help develop the abilities that
were needed in frontier life. Further purposes are the promotion
of liberty by preserving the right of all free men to keep and
bear arms; to help preserve our native wilderness and wildlife by
teaching and practicing realistic conservation; to help establish
trust and a true bond between our members; to help and teach
correct ways to those just starting into this way of life and
share our knowledge; to treat anyone showing a genuine interest
with kindness and respect, regardless of their membership status.
1. I shall at
all times consider a persons private life none of my business
unless he/she wishes to make it so.
2. I shall at
all times strive to be a self-reliant Individual, asking help only
if and when it is absolutely needed.
3. I shall at
all times consider my word a sacred trust, a bond which is not to
4. I shall at
all times respect the personal property of other members,
considering thievery an act deserving contempt.
entering any camp I shall first make my presence known, then enter
only if invited.
6. At any
association activity I shall follow the rules set forth by the
camp Booshway or I will leave of my own free will.
7. I shall at
all times strive to improve myself, my wilderness abilities and my
knowledge of nature’s law.