Camping In
George Washington Council

ycsr
History
Patchs  

Yards Creek Scout Reservation
YCSR was the council-wide camp from 1972 until the merger on January 1, 1999. At that time, the camp was transferred to the new council and continues to operate.

Official Council Site for current YCSR information
Use this for current camp information, camp schedules and registration material. Opens a new window.

the Rock
History
Patchs  

The George Washington Scout Reservation
This lovely 219 acre wooded area, rising high above the Delaware River near Lambertville, NJ, was active from September 29, 1964 to December 31, 1988. The camp was sold in 1988 and part of the proceeds used to retire some outstanding debt.
 

pahaquarra
History
Patchs  

Camp Pahaquarra
Camp Pahaquarra, active from 1925 to 1971, was the first council-wide camp owned by the George Washington Council. Originally, the 1000 acre camp was the site of many commercial copper mines. Copper ore was mined in the area at least as early as 1659, but by 1917 the mines were no longer profitable and most of the mines had closed by 1924. You can read about Pahaquarra in Compressed Air Magazine, March 1951, "The Mystery of Pahaquarry Copper" (sic).

camp buck
History

Camp Buck
Just off Route 31 (Route 69 at that time), along the South Branch of the Raritan River near Clinton, NJ, Camp Buck was active from 1946 to 1974. The camp is now part of the Pine Hill Section of the South Branch Reservation, part of the Hunterdon County park system.

 

Some Dates
George Washington Council

Camp Pahaquarra
Camp Buck
George Washington Scout Reservation
Yards Creek Scout Reservation

1925 to 1971
1946 to 1974
1964 to 1988
1972 to present

Yards Creek became part of Central New Jersey Council.
GWC acquired Camp Pahaquarra in 1937

Take some time to look at the Camp History and Camp Patchs by clicking on each of the links below the patchs. They are really great. If you have any of the missing patches, please think about helping us by contributing a scan, or a patch to be scanned. I don't think there is any other council with a similar set of pages.

The National Park Service has a nice website (www.nps.gov/dewa) that mentions Boy Scout Camps along the Delware. When the page opens, use the search box to search for "Scout".

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Rev: May 3, 2005