Alder Lake Scout Reservation

Although Alder Lake was only in operation for a few years, a number of items were produced for sale at the Trading Post. They are relatively hard to find, especially as campers had to hike over from Onteora to get them. Most hikers probably spent their money on a cold soda instead of a patch or coffee mug!

Here are the items found so far.

Miscellaneous items

Plastic cup for all three camps

This plastic cup from 1973 lists all three of the Council's camps.

Coykendall Lodge (1967)

This little shoe is actually a neckerchief slide! These slides, which were sold only at the Alder Lake Trading Post, have six raised dots to represent nails in the heel. Each of the major hiking trails at Onteora were named after colors, such as the Blue Trail or Red Trail, and were marked by painted tin can lids along the way. Hikers would paint the appropriate color on this slide after each hike, showing how many of the trails they had completed.

While the other items on this page were only available during the years Alder Lake was run as a full-service camp, this slide was available during the other years of operation as an overnight hiking destination.


Neckerchiefs

1972 neckerchief


1972
WANTED

1972 Staff neckerchief


1972 Staff
WANTED

1973 neckerchief


1973

1974 neckerchief


1974 (undated)


Patches

1972 patch


1972
The first known patch for Alder Lake

1973 patch


1973
A joint issue for Onteora, Wauwepex and Alder Lake

1974 patch


1974


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