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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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Filed under pre-1960 NYS Camps

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

by @ 12:56 pm. Filed under Kanes Open

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,

February 20, 2021

Another Ten Mile River? What’s It Thunderbird Patch

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The TMR Museum is currently working on a new edition of its TMR Memorabilia Guide last published two decades ago.

We have come across a few images for which we have little or no provenance, but have been anecdotally attributed to TMR. This one was found with several other TMR and GNYC related patches.

Can anyone provide an accurate identification for the felt patch shown below?

What's It Thunderbird Patch

What’s It Thunderbird Patch

I have no reason to believe this is from Ten Mile River Scout Reservation or anyone of its constituent camps, but with 90+ years of memorabilia most of the early issues have not been catalogued before.

Can anyone provide an accurate identification for this patch? It may not even be a scout patch.

February 19, 2021

Ten Mile River? What’s It CCI Felt Patch

by @ 2:04 pm. Filed under Whatsit?

The TMR Museum is currently working on a new edition of its TMR Memorabilia Guide last published two decades ago.

We have come across a few images for which we have little or no provenance, but have been anecdotally attributed to TMR. Can anyone provide an accurate identification for the felt patch shown below?

CCI Felt Patch

CCI Felt Patch

I have no reason to believe these are from Ten Mile River Scout Reservation or one of its constituent camps, but with 90+ years of memorabilia most of the early issues have not been catalogued before.

Can anyone provide an accurate identification for this patch?

February 18, 2021

Ten Mile River? What’s It White Teepee Patch

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The TMR Museum is currently working on a new edition of its TMR Memorabilia Guide last published two decades ago.

We have come across a few images which have little or no provenance, but have been anecdotally attributed to TMR. Can anyone provide an accurate identification for the two patches shown below?

What's It White Teepee Patch

What’s It White Teepee Patch

and a similar triangular patch with a red Dot

What's It White Felt Patch with Red Dot

What’s It White Felt Patch with Red Dot

I have no reason to believe these are from Ten Mile River Scout Reservation or one of its constituent camps, but with 90+ years of memorabilia most of the early issues have not been catalogued before.

Can anyone provide an accurate identification for these two patches.

February 17, 2021

Camp Sam Wood 1954 Pocket Patch

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Camp Sam Wood served as the primary camp for Genesee Council and is still in use today under the management of Iroquois Trails Council.

Here the 1954 pocket patch from Camp Sam Wood.

Camp Sam Wood 1954 Pocket Patch

Camp Sam Wood 1954 Pocket Patch

Does anyone else have any images of old Camp Sam Wood issues?

February 14, 2021

2020 Ten Mile River Scout Camps Museum Trustee Patch

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2020 was a year like no other at TMR, the first year since the inception of the camp 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.

As has it has done for a number of years, the Museum also issued a pocket patch for its Trustees. Using the traditional Indian Cliffs view with the addition of the no COVID design.

2020 Ten Mile River Scout Camps Museum Trustee Patch

2020 Ten Mile River Scout Camps Museum Trustee Patch

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