Rally to Save William H. Pouch Scout Camp

The Staten Island Advance has an article about a rally to save Camp Pouch Scout Camp.

In an attempt to prevent a beloved piece of Island history from falling into the clutches of private developers, approximately 1,500 Scouts and supporters of William H. Pouch Scout Camp braved the cold yesterday evening to rally against the potential sale of the Sea View site.

Armed with candleholders reading “Scouting without Pouch… Ouch,” the hundreds in attendance filled the lawn in front of Susan Wagner High School prior to the camp’s annual holiday lighting ceremony. They came from all five boroughs, with some even from Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Florida to sign petitions preventing the site from being sold.

Read the rest of the article and see pictures at the Staten Island Advance.

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eagle scout and retired asst soutmaster who spent many summers at pouch wishing the best to those who are fighting to keep the camp open…good luck to you all..you have my support…pete schmid troop 108 and troop 164 bronx.

By peter schmid on February 16th, 2010 at 1:37 pm


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