The leaves have fallen which means another Yawgoog camping season has come to an end. But, not just any camping season. Our 100th Camping Season has come to a successful conclusion.
The 100th Season Yawgoog Days Reunion has a great turnout with over 150 alumni joining the celebration. For those of you who may have missed it, no fear! Next summer will be the conclusion of our Centennial events as we celebrate Yawgoog’s 100th Anniversary. The following is a list of events for the coming year:
-May 21, 2016 YAA Day of Service
-July 29 – 31, 2016 Yawgoog Homecoming Weekend
- Friday Night Gala Reception
- Saturday Homecoming / Reunion
- Sunday Visitors Day – Religious Services & Dress Parade
This past year, thanks to your generosity, the Yawgoog Alumni Association provided the following support to camp:
- Camp-wide emergency alert system ($ 8,500)
- Disabled Scout / Scouter Gator vehicle ($14,900)
- Archery equipment ($ 3,500)
- Dining Hall WiFi service ($ 2,000)
- Staff Scholarships ($ 6,000)
The Narragansett Council has begun working on the Yawgoog 100 Fund Memorial Brick Program. The goal is to raise $1,000,000 in restricted funds to support Yawgoog into the future. A new brick walkway will connect Bucklin to Donald North Court. Bricks are available starting at $100 and cornerstone gifts are available for $100,000. Donations can be made one time, over a five year payment plan or through estate gifts. Go to www.yawgoog100.org for more information.
Additional proposed YAA projects for the 2016 season include:
- Yawgoog Heritage Center walkway
- Renovation of the war canoes
- Revisions / upgrades to the Yawgoog website
Please remember to renew your YAA membership. All members will receive the 2016 YAA 100th Anniversary Collectors patch. The 2015 100th Season patch will be mailed to current members shortly. Remember to support the 2016 project fund and staff scholarship fund with your membership renewal.
Your Yawgoog Alumni Executive Committee is excited to support YAA as our beloved camp enters its second century of operation. Your generosity, as always, is very much appreciated.
Yours in Scouting, Jim . . .