Ten Mile River Trader

Collecting Ten Mile River, one patch at a time

March 7, 2017

Ten Mile River Scout Camps 50th Anniversary Yellow Backpatch 1977

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With TMR celebrating its 90th Anniversary this summer, here is a jacket patch from 1977 for the 50th Anniversary.

This was one of several jacket patches issued to commemorate the Anniversary

TMR 50th Anniversary Yellow Jacket Patch

TMR 50th Anniversary Yellow Jacket Patch

There is also a patch of similar design with an orange background which I will post separately.



March 4, 2017

TMR Camp Ranachqua Second and Fourth Year Camper Patches

Prior to 1937 each NYC borough had its own summer camp awards which would only be earned by Scouts attending one of the borough camps at Ten Mile River Scout Camps. For Bronx Scouts that would be Ranachqua. After 1937 all of the borough awards were replace with the TMR Scout Program.

The awards are numbered 1 through 9 and have the number of years the Scout attended camp embroidered at the bottom and used throughout the 1930’s.

Here is the Second year version.

Camp Ranachqua Second Year Camper

Camp Ranachqua Second Year Camper

and the Fourth Year Camper version.

Camp Ranachqua Fourth Year Camper

Camp Ranachqua Fourth Year Camper

Both exhibit minor mothing.

Currently looking to trade either for a 3,7,8 or 9 Camper Arrowhead.



October 4, 2016

TMR Ranachqua Winter Camp?

by @ 10:13 am. Filed under Camp Ranachqua

Joe Hupp posted an image to Facebook and sent some emails trying to track down some details on the patch shown below. Saying that it “Looks very similar (reverse colors; add scout symbol) to TMR Brooklyn Winter Camp patch”

TMR Ranachqua Winter Camp?

TMR Ranachqua Winter Camp?

Gene replied:

I never saw it before but it would make sense except it is the wrong colors for Ranachqua. . The Brooklyn Winter camp patches while not common are really not all that rare either. T. Now if it is, is it Ranachqua from Kanowakee Lakes or from TMR? Also, if it is Ranachqua why is the color blue and gold and not green and black, Manhattan used blue and gold but then there should be an “M” and not an “R”. What makes more sense to me is another council’s winter camp all together having copied the Brooklyn design. That would account for why Bill nor I have ever seen it and the colors. Check with Randy Holden as many New Jersey camps had their winter camps at Kanowahkee Lakes and they all copied from each other.

This is the Brooklyn version from circa 1948.

1948 Brooklyn Winter Camp

1948 Brooklyn Winter Camp

Kanowahkee Lakes was used by the NYC boroughs from the early teens to circa 1930. The land for TMR was purchased in 1927. The Brooklyn camp opened in 1928 with the other boroughs followed over the next couple of years. Other NJ, NY and CT councils continued to use KL for years. KL is part of Bear Mountain State Park today.



June 5, 2015

Camp Aquehonga 2014 Staff Patch

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I had previously written about the 2014 Camp Aquehonga Pocket Patch, there was also a Staff issue of the same design.

Camp Aquehonga 2014 Staff Patch

Camp Aquehonga 2014 Staff Patch



June 1, 2015

Camp Kunatah 1951 Staff Neckerchief

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Another recent acquisition was a 1951 Camp Kunatah Staff neckerchief. Camp Kunatah along woith Camp Chappegat, Camp Kotohke, Camp Kunatah and Davis Lake Camps were part of the Brooklyn Scout Camps at Ten Mile River Scout Camps. It was located on the Delaware River side of the camp and was considered part of the Delaware Section or Division. Camp Kunatah was the last remaining Delaware Division camp and it eventually closed after the 2007 Summer Camp Season.

Camp Kunatah 1951 Staff Neckerchief

Camp Kunatah 1951 Staff Neckerchief

My TMR Staff Neckerchief Needs:
Aquehonga: 49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 59,
Chappegat: 49, 50, 51, 53,
Davis Lake: 59
Headquarters: 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59,
Iphetonga: 55, 58,
Keowa: 59,
Kernochan: 54,
Kotokhe: 51,
Kunatah: 53,
Man: 52,
Nianque (Unit C): 55, 59,
Ranachqua: 49, 50, 55,
Rondack: 59,
Stillwaters (Unit E): 59,



May 25, 2015

GNYC – Ten Mile River – OA Centennial CSP Sets

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Greater New York Councils and the Ten Mile River Scout Museum have combined to produce two 5 – CSP sets to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow.

There are two versions, the first is limited to 50 sets of 5 CSP’s with a Silver Mylar border. One each for the 5 Camps at TMR, Aquehonga, Family Camp, Headquarters, Keowa and Ranachqua. These are only available in sets and have the traditional Indian Cliffs design and the OA Centennial Logo. Sold on a first come, first served basis.

The second set has five different borders one for each camp, you can see the standard design below:

GNYC Camp Keowa OA Centennial CSP

GNYC Camp Keowa OA Centennial CSP

You can find an order form for both sets here.



May 23, 2015

Camp Iphetonga 1949 Staff Neckerchief

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1949 seemed to mark the beginning of era of individual camp staff neckerchiefs at Ten Mile River. Camp Ihpetonga, was part of the Brooklyn Scout Camps at Ten Mile River Scout Caqmps. It was located on the Delaware River side of the camp. It eventually closed after the 1966 Summer Camp Season. Camp Iphetonga was also know as Iphetonga Village.

Here is the 1949 Camp Iphetonga 1949 Staff Neckerchief one of several staff neckerchiefs I picked up a couple of months back.

Camp Iphetonga 1949 Staff Neckerchief

Camp Iphetonga 1949 Staff Neckerchief

My TMR Staff Neckerchief needs:
Aquehonga: 49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 59,
Chappegat: 49, 50, 51, 53,
Davis Lake: 59
Headquarters: 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59,
Iphetonga: 55, 58,
Keowa: 59,
Kernochan: 54,
Kotokhe: 51,
Kunatah: 53,
Man: 52,
Nianque (Unit C): 55, 59,
Ranachqua: 49, 50, 55,
Rondack: 59,
Stillwaters (Unit E): 59,

Let me know if you have any for trade or sale.



January 31, 2015

New Ten Mile River Scout Camp Promo

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Here is a new promotional video for the Ten Mile River Scout Camp. Not you grandfathers camp activities.

January 24, 2015

Camp Ranachqua Summer 2015 Promo

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While the snow is on the ground, there is time to think about what many will be doing (or wishing they were doing) this summer.



December 2, 2014

Ten Mile River Light Red Neckerchief

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Bob Landers, and prior to that Nick Dales is a canoe livery on the Delaware River near Ten Mile River Scout Camps. This is a private company providing canoe rentals to groups and individuals in addition to many Scout groups. Nick Dale as some of you may know was active in GNYC and Brooklyn Council and worked at the Brooklyn Camps on Rock Lake prior to starting what is now Landers.

As their main lodge was located on one of the branches of the Ten Mile River, their proximity to the camp and their Scouting roots, over the years, they have issued a number of patches and neckerchiefs.

Their memorabilia never referred to the Scout Camp or used the Indian cliffs logo, but always contained the words Ten Mile River in the design.

I recently acquired the neckerchief below, which shows their typical design but in a color combination I had not seen before. There is no checklist showing all of the color combinations and dates of use for the various patches and neckerchiefs used over the years.

Ten Mile River Light Red Neckerchief

Ten Mile River Light Red Neckerchief

This ine is pretty faed, I’m calling it light red, but not sure of the original color.

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