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Archive for June, 2007

John Rueger Explorer Base Jacket Patch II

by @ Tuesday, June 19th, 2007. Filed under GNYC Council Camps, John Rueger Explorer Base

Last week, I wrote about the John Rueger Explorer Base, which was located in Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn, NY from 1960-1966. During its peak, it housed over 2 dozen Sea Explorer Ships from the Five Boroughs of New York City. There are only two known patches issued for this facility. Both are 5″ (130mm) Round […]

Henry Kaufmann Scout Camp circa 1960 – 1975

by @ Saturday, June 16th, 2007. Filed under GNYC Council Camps, Henry Kaufmann Scout Camp

Henry Kaufmann Scout Camp was located in Huntington, Long Island and operated from circa 1960 to 1975; when it was sold to Suffolk County.  Suffolk County, converted the camp to the West Hills County Park, which is still in use today.  It is still available through the County for youth-group camping today. While it can […]

John Rueger Explorer Base

by @ Thursday, June 14th, 2007. Filed under GNYC Council Camps, John Rueger Explorer Base

The John Rueger Explorer Base, one of the shortest-lived GNYC facilities, was located in Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn, NY from 1960-1966. During its peak, it housed over 2 dozen Sea Explorer Ships from the Five Boroughs of New York City. There are only two known patches issued for this facility. Both are 5″ (130mm) Round […]

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