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First new cabin to be built in William H. Pouch Scout Camp since 1966

by @ 9:53 pm on August 31, 2008. Filed under GNYC Council Camps

In the Scouting in the News Department, a new cabin will be built at Camp Pouch in Staten Island

Staten Island – State Senator Andrew J. Lanza (R-I, Staten Island) announced today that he has secured $200,000 in capital funding for a new state of the art cabin facility to be built at William H. Pouch Scout Camp in Staten Island.

The new cabin will be the first new addition to the Boy Scouts of America’s beautiful camp system in the heart of the Greenbelt, since 1966.   In 1966, the Boy Scouts of America built “Four Pines” – a set of four cabins. Today, after numerous fires, only two remain.

“Scouting remains one of those activities in life that is enriching to the mind, body and soul. Here on Staten Island, in Pouch Camp, we are blessed to have perhaps one of the most beautiful scout facilities in the country.”, Senator Lanza said.  “Just minutes from the Manhattan skyline, young people can escape to a pristine, country setting.  It has been more than 40 years since cabins have been built at Pouch Camp and I am happy to work with the Boy Scouts of America and to have been able to secure this funding to bring brand new cabins to Staten Island.”, Lanza continued.

And for those interested in the particulars…

The new cabin will house approximately 30 young people, according to the Boy Scouts of America, and include a kitchen and bathroom facility.  It will be located east of the Camp-O-Ree field.

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