Ten Mile River Trader

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Archive for January, 2010

State unlikely to cough up money to buy Pouch Camp

by @ Friday, January 29th, 2010. Filed under Camp Pouch

That was the title of the most recent article on Camp Pouch in the Staten Island Advance. Don’t expect the state to be Pouch Camp’s white knight.Tucked inside Gov. David Paterson’s preliminary budget released last week was a proposal to place an indefinite moratorium on state land buys. But the potential loss of the state […]

Camp Pouch Update January 24 NY Times Article

by @ Monday, January 25th, 2010. Filed under Camp Pouch

Financial woes may force the sale of Camp Pouch, 140 acres where generations have learned to rough it.

Camp Matinecock – Kanohwahkee Lakes

by @ Saturday, January 16th, 2010. Filed under Not TMR

Before Ten Mile River was established in 1928, NYC Scouts camped at one of the various camps at Kanohwahkee Lakes in what today is part of Bear Mountain State Parks.  One of the Queens Camps was Camp Matinecock.  An auction recently ended on eBay with two Camp Matinecock patches from circa 1920.  What would probably […]

Camp Pouch Update

by @ Tuesday, January 12th, 2010. Filed under Camp Pouch, Scouting in the News

Planning continue on ways to save Camp Pouch.  A recent article in the Staten Island Advance outlines  some of the discussions which are underweigh. Discussions to save Pouch Camp in the Greenbelt are under way and involve surprising potential saviors: A luxury home builder and the Richmond County Country Club; and possibly the New York Container […]

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