NORTHEAST 56" ELEVATION 3720 FEET
"Yes, that's the way to Balsam Round Top, only 3,723 feet up - we'll make it by 3 P.M."
That is the story of Alder Lake, the Buckskin plan of Troop Camping, where the Patrol operates at it's finest and the Troop Leader Council runs the show.
This beautiful new camp, called the Henry Goldman Scout Camp, nestles in the foothills of the world famous Catskills.
The tremendous challenge of this camp also provides its campers with an opportunity to learn of the great history of the area.
The Alder Lake camping experience provides not only an opportunity to enjoy camping, but to also relive a little of the past.
50 miles from the center of Nassau County Council lies the finest fresh water lake on Long Island. It was "discovered" in 1921 by "Chief Covey" and "Southy" and was first used as a camp in 1922. Since then countless thousands of young men have participated in its many exciting programs. They still recall their unique camping experience amid its beautiful settings. Camp Wauwepex has unsurpassed swimming and boating facilities, Craft and Indian Lore Lodges, Rifle, Archery and Skeet Ranges, and fishing for Bass and Pickerel.
A Scout can find himself quickly and develop the skills of living in camp under its selected staff. Camp Wauwepex offers both Home Trrop Camping and a chance for an individual Scout to have a fine camping experience with a full program of advancement.
THAT'S A BOWLINE!
THE BIG event in the lives of a Webelos and his dad is the popular summer weekend at Camp Wauwepex.
This year because of the great demand we will again have two special weekends during the camp season.
The dates are July 14-15 and August 11-12, 1973. Applications with all the details will be ready for roundtables in February. The cost will be $5 per person which includes three meals, swimming, scout skills, games and an exciting campfire. All of the facilities, including tents, beds and equipment will be provided. You bring your bedroll and personal equipment and spend a great Saturday and Sunday.
GENERAL CAMP INFORMATION
Troop Camping - Most Scouts attend camp as
members of their own Troops and under the leadership of the Troop. All Scouts attend Alder
Lake under this plan as do Scouts attending Onteora except those participating in one of
the special programs. Many Scouts attend Camp Wauwepex as a member of their own Troop.
Troop camping offers the finest camping experience for each individual Scout, as well as
strengthening the troop organization and operation.
LOOK AT THE COLORS!
"LAND IN THE
SKY" offers a wide variety of great camping opportunities to a Scout, a Patrol and to
a troop. Select your program - when you want it, how you want it and where you want it.
Just stop and think and look at what you can do!
WE MADE IT!
ASK A SCOUT THAT HAS BEEN THERE! A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN AND A LOT OF HELL!! in the form of back breaking climbs, beautiful scenery; Sun and Hail; sweat and chills; that is the meaning of the Philmont Scout Reservation, way out in the mile high southwest near Cimarron, New Mexico.
We are looking for from 45 to 450 young men who feel that life is dull in Nassau County in the summer and a real challenge would brighten up their lives. This opportunity to be a Philmonter comes along about once in a lifetime and you should seriously think about it.
We have recruited Darrel Fleck to be the Expedition Leader for 1973. Darrel is a veteran Scouter,. Trained in Woodbadge, former Scoutmaster and holder of the Scouter Key. With him Scouts will be assured of outstanding leadership and a great experience.
The expedition this year will fly on United Airlines, tour colorful spots in the Colorado Area such as The Air Force Academy, Garden of the Gods, Manitou Incline, Koshare Indians and many other exciting places. The 11 day expedition in the 7000 foot Philmont, where "Old Baldy" and the Tooth of Time" awaits your heavy foot, sign up now.
The first meeting of the Philmont expedition will be held on Thursday February 22nd. 1973, at the Harkness Training Center. Oh Yes- the total fee is $295.00, call Council Office for application and further details.
Sidney M. Schwartz, Chairman of the Jewish Committee on Scouting, together with the camping committee, have developed a plan to serve Scouts who, because of their dietary requirements, must receive Kosher food. ONLY those Scouts who have indicated on their registration that they require Kosher food will be served.
Specially packaged food will be made available. The Dining Hall WILL SERVE THE REGULAR MENU, but individuals will be served special Kosher food as required.
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