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Archive | Fall 2016

Celebrating 100 Years

Camp Yawgoog recently celebrated its 100th Anniversary season with over 350 Scouters and family members enjoying a beautiful day under a blue sky.  The day was filled with activities starting at 9 a.m. with the Dave Anderson 5K Race around Camp Yawgoog. Bus tours, swim meets, program centers and patch sales all centered around the […]
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Yawgoog – A Timeless Experience

It’s always great to be at Yawgoog, isn’t it? To smell the white pines, to feel the breeze coming in off the pond, to hear a familiar cheer in the dining halls—it awakens something in you, reaches into your memory and lays hold of your boyhood self. It’s like coming home. Then you see a […]
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David S. Anderson Memorial 5K

On the morning of Saturday July 30th, over 80 racers gathered in the Donald North Court to prepare for the race.  In attendance we had Scouts, Scouters, and runners from across the state.  The route for the race started in the parking lot using the new brick walk way as the starting point, the runners made […]
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In Memory of Lawrence E. Mangei

March 24, 1933 to April 11, 2016 “Build me a Scout, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory… Build me a Scout whose […]
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Luke Landherr: Time Travel

With sisters growing up and now daughters of his own, Luke Landherr, a Yawgoog staff member from 1999-2003 —and then in 2005, when he was assistant camp director— remembers camp as not only a place where he could be with other boys, but a place where he could be in the past, present and future, […]
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Gary Butler: A Lifelong Scout

There are people who try several careers across the course of their lives. Former Boy Scouts of America Deputy Chief Scout Executive and Chief Operating Officer Gary Butler was always sure what interested him. From a very young age, he knew he wanted to be in the non-profit industry and have a career in Scouting. […]
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The Value of ‘Eagle Scout’

As I go through life, my appreciation for my Scouting experience grows. It was hard to imagine as a pre-teen and teenager that the skills I was gaining then would help me years later. Like many other boys, I started my Scouting experience with focused determination. However, by the time I entered high school other […]
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