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Camp Ti-Wa-Ya-Ee 1946 Pocket Patch

by @ Thursday, April 9th, 2020. Tags: ,
Filed under pre-1960 NYS Camps

According to Mike Hulsizer’s Camp Ti-Wa-Ya-Ee History, The camp became the property of the Erie County Council (ECC) in 1928. However, records suggest it likely operated as Camp Ti-Wa-Ya-Ee beginning in 1925. Camp Ti-Wa-Ya-Ee is a Seneca Indian word meaning “trustworthy-loyal”. At that time it was probably used by the BSA but open to other […]

Camp Read 1950’s Pocket Patch Washington Irving Council

by @ Monday, April 6th, 2020. Tags: ,
Filed under pre-1960 NYS Camps

Curtis S. Read Memorial Scout Camp opened on the shores of Long Pond, near Lake Mahopac in Putnam County, in 1920. The camp’s capacity was 50 boys, and was supervised by S.P. Hines, the local Scout Executive. Camp Read would later move to Camp Waubeeka in Copake, NY, and Siwanoy in Wingdale, NY, before finding […]

Camp Schoellkopf 1948 Pocket Patch

by @ Friday, April 3rd, 2020. Tags: ,
Filed under pre-1960 NYS Camps

Here is another recent acquisition from Western New York Traders Association TOR a couple of weeks ago was one of their local camp patches. According to Mike Hulsizer’s Camp Schoellkopf History page, The camp came into existence in 1938 and was originally owned by Buffalo Council (BC). In 1949, Erie County Council (ECC) merged with […]

TMR 2014 Shooting Sports Program

by @ Tuesday, March 31st, 2020. Tags: ,
Filed under Ten Mile River - Modern

For the last decade, Ten Mile River has hosted a Shooting Sports Program each spring before summer camp opens, in some years they have held multiple weekends. 2014 was no exception, and a pocket patch was issued for the event. Does anyone know what was issued in subsequent years?

Camp Wauwepex Neckerchief with Felt Patch

by @ Sunday, March 29th, 2020. Tags:
Filed under pre-1960 NYS Camps

The original Camp Wauwepex opened in 1921 in Miller Place, then moved to the present location in Wading River. It has served thousands of campers from Nassau County ever since. Wauwepex served the Scouts of than Nassau County Council and still serves the Scouts of Theodore Roosevelt council under the name Schiff Scout Reservation. The […]

TMR Museum Camp Man Catholic Chapel Stained Glass Window Patch – Red Border

by @ Thursday, May 30th, 2019. Tags:
Filed under Ten Mile River Scout Musuem

I had previously posted about the Christmas Ornament issued in 2019 of the Camp Man Catholic Chapel Stained Glass Window which was moved to the Museum several years ago. In 2016, there were two oval patches issued with the Camp Man Catholic Chapel Stained Glass Window design, The first version with a black border sold […]

Another Undated Stratton Mountain Scout Reservation 3 inch Round

by @ Monday, May 27th, 2019. Tags: ,
Filed under pre-1960 NYS Camps

Here is an another undated Stratton Mountain Scout Reservation patch. It is a 3″round twill cut edge patch. It does not have the design of the burro or donkey which became standard on many of their later patches. From what I have been able to glean, this is likely from 1950 or 1951. Can anyone […]

Camp Brooklyn Museum Award

by @ Thursday, May 23rd, 2019. Tags:
Filed under Camp Brooklyn

I am of mixed minds on this one, the TMR Museum website shows this as a Museum award dating back to Kanohwahke Lakes Scout Camps in the 1920s. I would like to obtain better provenance on this if possible. Here is the patch in my collection. An undated pamphlet A Brooklyn Scout In Camp indicates […]

Blue Acorn Whatsit?

by @ Monday, May 20th, 2019. Tags: ,
Filed under Ten Mile River pre-1965

I have been trying to get more information on the felt acorn shaped patch shown below. While researching in the Ten Mile River Scout Camps Archives, I came across the following in an old Camp Guide from 1927 for Kanohwahke Lakes Scout Camps. and As you can see on the second page the line drawing […]

Camp Man Catholic Chapel Christmas Ornament

by @ Saturday, May 18th, 2019. Tags:
Filed under Ten Mile River Scout Musuem

For the 2019 season the Ten Mile River Scout Museum has added a new Ornament to its store. Several years ago the Museum heavy lift crew moved the Camp Man Catholic Chapel stained glass window to the museum to preserve it and give folk who did not hike into one of the old closed camps […]

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