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Message from the Chairman

Yawgoog Alumni Association Members,

belltoweOur 100th season will be here soon and the planning for our celebrations continues to develop. Thanks to your continued generosity, YAA will again provide Yawgoog with pieces of critical infrastructure to support the program.

YAA projects for 2015:

  • Yawgoog Emergency Alert System – this project will provide mass communications across the reservation during an emergency. It will utilize pre-recorded and live broadcasts that will allow staff and campers to take immediate action – think Lost Bather Drills (LBDs) or severe thunderstorm alerts.
  • Disabled Scout Transportation – a “Gator” ATV will be provided to assist disabled Scouts and Scouters to fully participate in camp activities.
  • WIFI – the world has changed and so have we! WIFI services will be provided for staff and adult leaders in each of the dining halls to keep their conduits to the outside world active. Many leaders, in particular, require internet access in order to continue to conduct their business while supporting their Scouts.
  •  Robotics – Yawgoog will begin to offer the Robotics Merit Badge at camp this summer. YAA is assisting in the initial equipment requirements for this new and exciting badge.
  • Picnic Tables – YAA through your monetary support and labor will replace many picnic tables in the campsites. We will provide the materials for the rangers to pre-cut the tables and we will assemble the tables for use during this upcoming season at our first annual YAA Day of Service (May 9th).
  • Memorial Room – YAA will replace the badly worn braided rug and upholstery.

Please do what you can to support these very important projects with your donations!

And now on to the 100th Season . . .
Below are the dates and events to place on your calendar:

trails2015: Come and Experience Yawgoog

  • First Annual YAA Day of Service (May 9, 2015) – An opportunity for YAA members to support Yawgoog with donations and labor as we replace many aging picnic tables.
  • Centennial Family Camping Weekend (May 30 – 31, 2015) – Relive your camp memories with family and friends. Activities will include archery range, BB-gun shooting, low COPE course, nature, and crafts.
  • OA Centennial Conclave (June 5 – 7, 2015) – Calling all Arrowmen to celebrate Yawgoog’s hosting of the Order of the Arrow’s Centennial.

Week 2 Saturday Night Show (July 11, 2015)

The official kick-off of the two year centennial celebration.

  • Yawgoog Days (August 1, 2015) – Our annual reunion with an opportunity to once again experience Yawgoog. Activities will include a swim in Yawgoog Pond, paddle boarding, shooting sports, tours, memorabilia sale, and much more.
  • Centennial Family Camping Weekend II (September 12 – 13, 2015) – Relive your camp memories with family and friends. Activities will include archery range, BB-gun shooting, low COPE course, nature, and crafts.

Monthly Guided Hikes (May through October)

  • Earn your “Hiker of the Yawgoog Trails Award” all over again. Each month hikes will be guided by former Camp Directors, staff and other Yawgoog notables.
Jim Cunha YAA Chairman

Jim Cunha
YAA Chairman

2016 – Come and Celebrate Yawgoog

  • YAA Day of Service (May 21, 2016)
  • Yawgoog Homecoming Weekend (July 29 – 31, 2016)
  • Opening Reception (Friday, July 29, 2016)
  • Yawgoog Homecoming (Saturday, July 30, 2016)
  • Visitors Day (Sunday, July 31, 2016)

Monthly Guided Hikes (May through October)

So let’s get started with our Centennial Celebration! The next two years should be filled with exciting events that will help all of us relive our time at camp. Please include your friends and families in the celebration. Be sure to contact all your Scouting friends and remind them that this is their opportunity to reconnect with the place we all love so much.

Yours in Scouting,
Jim

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Responses to Message from the Chairman

  1. Carlton Johnson April 15, 2015 at 7:57 pm #

    Jim,

    Lot of outstanding information. I plan to attend the various 100th Anniversary celebrations.

    Carlton Johnson

  2. Bob Barnes April 16, 2015 at 9:05 pm #

    Jim,

    The Guided Hikes is a great idea.

    Where can people get the dates and times for the monthly guided hikes? What is the sign-up process?

    Bob

  3. John A. Kingston Sr April 18, 2015 at 1:55 pm #

    Looking forward to attending as many of the activities as I can. Looks like a celebration fit for a centennial!

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