Postcards index

Nassau County Council Boy Scout Camping


Boy Scout Camping folder This postcard folder was sold at the camp Trading Post in the early 1960s. It was printed by Dexter Press and features photos by Gerry Moran, a noted photographer who did a lot of work for Boy's Life Magazine.

Here's the text from the inside front cover:

The Nassau County Council, Boy Scouts of America, owns and operates three year-round training camps. Two of the camps are shown in this folder. The third camp, The Harkness Training Center, located in the heart of Nassau County, provides facilities for leadership training, year-round camping and Cub Scout picnics.

Camp Wauwepex located at Wading River, Long Island, is endowed with unequaled scenic and natural beauty. Its 640 acres completely surround a most beautiful fresh water lake, providing the ultimate in swimming and boating facilities. The camp is operated in three divisions, each with its own modern well equipped Dining Hall, as well as swimming, program and activity areas. Each division of the camp accommodates 350 Scouts and Leaders, and has its owned Trained Staff to assist Troops in planning and executing their own camp program.

The Onteora Scout Reservation, located at Livingston Manor, New York, in the Catskill State Preserve, provides the setting for the ultimate in camping. Rolling hills, woodland streams, a 65 acre lake and trails through hardwood forests to outpost campsites, all invite the camper and provide the setting for real scout Advancement.

Onteora provides facilities for diversified food service to Troops, Central Dining Hall, Heater Stack service to Campsites and a "Country Store" handling all types of meats and groceries.

Onteora, with its 2400 acres of forests, also provides the setting and facilities for the Explorer Base. The Base Camp provides Camp Staff Training, as well as outfitting and training for horseback riding, canoeing and mountain climbing trips.


Onteora Scout Reservation section


Onteora, in the language of the Indian, "The Land in the Sky" Onteora, in the language of the Indian, "The Land in the Sky"
Lowering the flag at Retreat Lowering the flag at Retreat
Explorers load the Canoe Trailer at Onteora in preparation for a trip on the Delaware Explorers load the Canoe Trailer at Onteora in preparation for a trip on the Delaware
Aquatic program provides instruction for non-swimmers as well as Swimming and Life Saving Aquatic program provides instruction for non-swimmers as well as Swimming and Life Saving
Crossing a stream on a monkey bridge at the Explorer Base Camp Crossing a stream on a monkey bridge at the Explorer Base Camp

(This bridge existed from 1957 to 1961)
Onteora offers over fifty miles of beautiful Riding Trails Onteora offers over fifty miles of beautiful Riding Trails

Camp Wauwepex section


Camp Wauwepex provides Training in Character and Citizenship Camp Wauwepex provides Training in Character and Citizenship
Indian Ceremonies & Traditions are perpetuated by Buckskin Lodge of the Order of the Arrow< Indian Ceremonies & Traditions are perpetuated by Buckskin Lodge of the Order of the Arrow
>The lake at Wauwepex lives up to its Indian name: "The Place of Good Water" The lake at Wauwepex lives up to its Indian name: "The Place of Good Water"
Indian Dancing, a popular camp activity Indian Dancing, a popular camp activity
A Campwide Retreat Ceremony A Campwide Retreat Ceremony
Instruction in the correct shooting of the bow and arrow Instruction in the correct shooting of the bow and arrow

Most of these images were also released as individual postcards.

Postcard pages