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Camp Pouch Update January 24 NY Times Article

by @ 9:45 pm on January 25, 2010. Filed under Camp Pouch

There was an article in the New York Times this weekend on the status of Camp Pouch.

A Celebrated Scout Camp on Staten Island Is in Jeopardy
By JOSEPH BERGER
Published: January 24, 2010
Financial woes may force the sale of Camp Pouch, 140 acres where generations have learned to rough it.
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The city has also been involved in discussions about rescuing the camp, said Adrian Benepe, the parks commissioner. He pointed out, however, that with agencies required to cut their capital budgets by 30 percent this year, it was highly unlikely that the city would buy the property. Instead, he said, the city might encourage a white knight, like the Trust for Public Land, to do so.

Give it a read, it was a fairly favorable article to the Scouts and lays out how things stand today.

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