Only a few days before the start of Yawgoog’s 102nd camping season. The Ranger’s staff have been working hard to prepare our camp for the summer of 2017. The H. Cushman Anthony Stockade has had all the uprights replaced and new roofs are being installed on the pavilions. The ne w Medicine Bow shower house is under construction and will be ready for the start of camp.
I trust all of you have received your 2017 YAA collectable membership patch. A gentle reminder for those of you that have not yet completed your membership renewal application, please get it into the Council office. If you have not received your patch and renewal letter, please e-mail Judy Ferrante at email@example.com or call (401) 351-8700 X11.
We have scheduled the annual Reunion for Saturday, July 29th. Please join us for a light breakfast and then head out to see Yawgoog as it “opens for business”. Remember, alumni has use of all the program centers during the morning program hours (9 – 12). Bring your BSA Medical Form and go for a swim, canoe, paddleboard or sail! The rifle and archery ranges will be open after lunch. Lunch will be provided in Donald North Court. The afternoon will be filled with tours, our annual meeting, and the Campmasters’ famous chicken BBQ.
The Yawgoog Alumni Association is very grateful for the donation of an extensive collection of Scouting memorabilia from a donor to be named at the Reunion. It’s difficult to describe the extent of the collection. We’ll have a portion on display at the Reunion as well as recognizing the generosity of our benefactor.
Our efforts to continue to build the Yawgoog Endowment continue. To date we have raised over $1.5 million dollars. These funds will be kept in perpetuity for support of Yawgoog in its second century. You can keep your personal memories of Yawgoog alive with the purchase of a memorial brick on the Donald North Court walkway. There are many bricks that remain available for purchase to support the endowment and recognize Yawgoog Alumni and supporters. For more information, please go to: http://www.narragansettbsa.org/event/yawgoog-100-memorial-brick-walkway/1769613.
The Yawgoog Alumni Association looks forward to your continued support for the 2017 season and for many years to come.
Yours in Scouting, Jim . . .