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Archive | Summer 2015

Message from the Chairman

Yawgoog Alumni Association Members, The 100th season of Camping at Yawgoog is here! Think about the transformation of the old Palmer Farm to the Yawgoog Scout Reservation of today. More importantly, think about the energy and development of the thousands of Scouts that have made Yawgoog their home for a summer week.   We can’t measure […]
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Memories of Yawgoog: Office Boy

It was the first of my eight summers on the Yawgoog staff. I was 14 years old and a rather skinny kid at that. My recall of the events of those weeks is as vivid today as 71 years ago when they actually took place. Yawgoog is a memorable place for me. My shift off […]
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Gus Anthony

H. Cushman “Gus” Anthony did not die in his Scouting uniform at the age of 96, but he almost did.  It would not have seemed at all out of place for this legendary leader who dutifully rose through the ranks of the Narragansett Council.  “He lived and breathed Camp Yawgoog and the Scouts,” said his […]
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Gus’s Gossip

Yawgoog Alumnus – Charles Johnson, Jr. Utica, New York – 100 Yrs Old Here’s our friend, Charlie Johnson, back with some nostalgia! 1927 – First Dress Parade – Chief Williams said, “Roll your shorts – you are now  a veteran”. 1928 – At a Dress Parade I was chosen to be a Wincheck Indian by […]
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Robotics Merit Badge

Yawgoog Robotics Director Tyler Nettleton, 18, regrets that the robotics merit badge was not around when he was coming up through the ranks. “These kids have opportunities now [to build robots] which they may not have been able to do at home, because they don’t have materials,” Nettleton said about badge requirements. Now they can […]
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Camp Crusader, Jim Lanzi

Jim Lanzi got a late start in coming to Yawgoog. He was 11 when he joined Scouts, following the lead of other boys in his neighborhood.  But what he missed in his younger years he has more than made up for as a longtime member of the Yawgoog Alumni Association. “He’s the most active and […]
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Yawgoog Days 2015

Yawgoog’s 100th Camping Season Reserve August 1st on your calendar and join us for a full day of activities.  Alumni will be able to swim in Yawgoog pond, paddle a canoe, enjoy a rowboat, kayak, sail, try out the new paddle boards, learn low COPE skills, make a basket, braid a lanyard, and do all […]
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