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May 25, 2021

A History of Rock Lake Webinar

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The TMR Museum’s next webinar will be on Rock Lake located at the western side of TMR.

Our seventeenth webinar is scheduled for May 27, 2021 at 7 p.m. EDT. The topic is “A History of Rock Lake”

Once known as Canfield Pond, Rock Lake has featured in the memories of hundreds of thousands of Boy Scouts since the founding of Camp Brooklyn in 1928. This history of Rock Lake will look millions of years into the past to uncover the origin of the rocks that give Rock Lake its name, to the Native Americans who hunted in the area and established a shelter above the lake, and finally to the scouts who swam and paddled the lake. Scouts learned the song that begins: “Round the shores of dear old Rock Lake Camps encircling lie, Nestled close to Wooded hillsides Charming every eye.”

Your guide will be Michael Drillinger, chairman of the TMR Scout Museum. Michael took his first dock test in Rock Lake in 1969. He was the Assistant Waterfront Director there in 1974 and 1975.

Preregistration is required: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4856387143987780876

May 3, 2021

Collecting Ten Mile River Scout Camps and NYC OA patches Webinar

The Ten Mile River Museum has organized a series of free webinars featuring expert guest speakers on topics including the history of the Ten Mile River Scout Camps, the Upper Delaware River Valley region, and related subjects.

Participants are able to submit questions to the guest speaker and engage in a chat on the topic. The webinars are hosted by Museum Chairman Michael Drillinger.

Our sixteenth webinar is scheduled for May 4, 2021 at 7 p.m. EDT. The topic is “Collecting Ten Mile River Scout Camps and OA patches.”

​Bill Mulrenin (aka “NY OA Trader,” https://www.nyoatrader.com), Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member will lead a discussion about collecting and trading Ten Mile River Scout Camps’ and Order of the Arrow Patches. Bill is a Trustee of the Ten Mile River Scout Camp Museum, chairman of its’ Memorabilia Committee and the New York State Editor for the Blue Book.

Preregistration is required: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3018851424780035087

2020 Ten Mile River Scout Camps Museum Jacket Patch

2020 Ten Mile River Scout Camps Museum Jacket Patch

April 6, 2021

Scouting Hot Finds Radio Podcast #96 Creating Scouting Memorabilia Collecting Guides

Jason Spangler has created another podcast for Scouting Hotfinds Radio #96 Creating Scouting Memorabilia Collecting Guides With Wiatt Williamson.

He explains

Wiatt Williamson has cracked the code on how to write a Scouting memorabilia guide book. In his years in the hobby he has written over a dozen guides for Order of the Arrow lodges, councils and camps. In this interview he shares the blueprint and makes an offer to share his easy to use template with everyone out there. I think that his idea can be a powerful positive force for the hobby. Imagine if in your state there was a free PDF for all CSPs (David McIntyre) or for the camps that have been part of your council’s legacy through mergers. If you write it they will collect it to twist a line from a classic movie. You can email Wiatt Williamson with questions about the template.

Listen to “#96 Creating Scouting Memorabilia Collecting Guides With Wiatt Williamson” on Spreaker.

What guide would you create?

Here is a link to Eagle Peak Stores Collecting Guides Wiatt mentions in the podcast.

March 20, 2021

Fly Fishing in. the Catskills

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Here is the next in the Ten Mile River Museum’s Webinar Series.

The Ten Mile River Museum is organizing a series of free webinars featuring expert guest speakers on topics including the history of the Ten Mile River Scout Camps, the Upper Delaware River Valley region, and related subjects. Our fifteenth webinar is scheduled for April 8, 2021 at 7 p.m. EDT. The topic is “Fly Fishing in. the Catskills.”

​Kelly Buchta, along with her partner Joe Fox, are the co-owners of Dette Flies, a 4th generation family fly shop located in Livingston Manor, NY. Kelly’s talk will cover the basics of fly fishing, conservation ethics, and the historical nature of fly fishing in the Catskills.

Preregistration is required:

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/920460970314853392

March 14, 2021

Ice Fishing at Ten Mile River

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The Ten Mile River is adding to its series of Webinars. This one is on Ice Fishing at Ten Mile River.

The Ten Mile River Museum is organizing a series of free webinars featuring expert guest speakers on topics including the history of the Ten Mile River Scout Camps, the Upper Delaware River Valley region, and related subjects.

Our fourteenth webinar is scheduled for March 18, 2021 at 7 p.m. EDT. The topic is “Ice Fishing at Ten Mile River.”

​Carl Lindsley, an expert ice fisherman will lead a discussion on how to begin your ice fishing hobby.

​Preregistration is required:

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1772899140575660304

March 12, 2021

TMR IS OPENING THIS SUMMER!

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For those of you who may have missed it, GNYC sent out the following:

The New York State Governor Cuomo in a press conference stated that overnight summer camps in New York can plan to reopen. He did not give a specific date they can restart, but said it will be in June. He also said the state will continue monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic as summer camp season approaches. We have been preparing for months to operate our Resident Camps at Ten Mile River, Aquehonga, Keowa and Ranachqua this confirms the work we have been doing to plan for a summer season, and we welcome you and your Troop!

There may be additional requirements or regulations set forth by the Department of Health, as those requirements are released from the DOH we will communicate them and our specific plans on how camp will operate this summer to you. We are working closely with BSA Councils across the state as well as the New York State Camp Directors Association to advocate for a safe opening of camp. Camps are licensed by the state Department of Health and the county department of health also has influence in our operation. As we have more information we will share it with you and keep you and your Scout families informed about the summer of 2021.

What we know right now is that camps will legally be able to operate this summer. We are monitoring guidelines and restrictions and will communicate them to you. We need your help to let us know your Troops estimate of how many Scouts you plan to bring to camp this summer so we can plan appropriately. Please help us out by providing us with your estimate, by updating your online registration, or sending us an email.

Keep an eye out for our Leaders Guide which will be released soon. If you have not registered for camp and want to get your site reserved and your Hold-A-Place in please email us at 640Camping@Scouting.org

Not sure how it will look, but it will be good to see it open again.

February 26, 2021

2020 Ten Mile River Scout Camps Museum Jacket Patch

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2020 was one for the record books, the first year since the inception of the camp in 1928 where there was no campers due to COVID19. Troop Camping was not allowed due to restrictions imposed by NYS Health Department which governs overnight camps. Family Camp was able to open, due to a different license from NYS, but there was no regular troop summer camping at TMR.

The TMR Museum needed to go virtual as well, and its annual TMR Museum Historian Program was moved online as well.

The Museum produced a No COVID We are in this Together Jacket Patch so it could produce online programming and cover operating expenses.

2020 Ten Mile River Scout Camps Museum Jacket Patch

2020 Ten Mile River Scout Camps Museum Jacket Patch

You can get your own in the Museum Store.

February 23, 2021

TMR 2020 Alumni Day Jacket Patch

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2020 has been a Scouting year like no other, with TMR effectively closed to all campers, Alumni Day still took place, but virtually rather than in person.

You can see the entire hour long video by clicking the image below.

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There were also two patches issued for this virtual event, a pocket patch and a jacket patch shown below.

TMR 2020 Alumni Day Jacket Patch

TMR 2020 Alumni Day Jacket Patch

This six inch jacket patch uses a technique called dye sublimation and depicts the President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in a chief’s headdress. The Patch also recognizes that 2020 was the hundredth anniversary of the OA with the establishment of Ranachqua Lodge #4 in 1920,

February 22, 2021

Camp Lewiston Trail Pocket Patch 1952

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Lewiston Trail Council was comprised of eastern Niagara and Orleans Counties, in 1994 it merged with Genesee Council (Genesee, Livingston, and Wyoming Counties) to become Iroquois Trail Council.

While Lewiston Trail had a Camp Dittmer, this 1952 pocket patch does not refer to it by that name.

Camp Lewiston Trail Pocket Patch 1952

Camp Lewiston Trail Pocket Patch 1952

Can anyone explain the relationship between Camp Lewiston Trail and Camp Dittmer?

February 21, 2021

Kanes Open Felt Patches

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Ten Mile River from 1938 to circa 1952 has a program where a Scout could earn felt patches by completing certain requirements in various program areas which I wrote about here.

During World War II with gas rationing and other issues, it was more difficult for Scouts to get to TMR. Kanes Open another camp operated by GNYC and much closer to NYC was used for summer camp for several years. During this time the operated a similar Kanes Open Scout program with their own versions of the patches.

As part of an update for the TMR Memorabilia Guide, we are looking for images for any variations of the Kanes Open patches not shown below.

Kanes Open Felt Patches

Kanes Open Felt Patches

Clicking on the image will bring you to a larger version.

I would be willing to purchase or trade for any of the patches shown above or any varieties not pictured here.

We do not need any scan for the Ten Mile River Scout issues,

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