Two Thousands Scouts and Scouters Gather in Albany

Over 2,000 Boy Scouts and their adult leaders from Twin Rivers Council, BSA will spend this weekend camping at the Corning Preserve to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson’s trip up the river that carries his name.

The weekend Fall Camporee, which kicks off Friday afternoon, will also initiate Twin Rivers Council’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of Scouting in the United States in 2010.

On Saturday September 26th, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Venture Scouts will participate in a myriad of activities ranging from scouting skills, competitions, climbing wall, team building, survival training, camp fires and a Saturday night fire works display.

The Camporee will coincide with the City of Albany’s Hudson River Fair Saturday September 26at the Albany Riverfront Park. There Scouts will see how Dutch Settlers and Native Americans lived and built one of America’s first port cities. City sponsored activities will include: Tours of the Hudson’s historic Halfmoon, a Dutch encampment featuring blacksmiths and artisans, Direct Mohican Tribe descendants featuring Dancers and singers with Regalia, and Stage Entertainment at the Riverfront Amphitheatre.

The Scouts will camp for two nights in a field located on the banks of the Hudson north of the boat launch area.

“This is an excellent opportunity for our scouts to be a part of local history. Our campsite is just yards away from the historic waterway that opened up our state and nation to the rest of the world,’ said Albert Cahill, Camporee Operations Chairman “This is also an excellent opportunity to showcase our scouting program to the public on our 100th Anniversary.”

Almost 1000 Cub Scouts and their leaders will join the Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts Saturday morning and afternoon in many outdoor related games of skill and fun.

Families and friends are welcome to visit the Camporee during daylight hours.

The Twin Rivers Council BSA serves over 20,000 youth and 5000 adult members in thirteen up-state counties stretching from the Capital Region to the Canadian Border. The Council Headquarters is located in Albany. The Council thanks the City of Albany and the New York National Guard for their help and support in putting on this major encampment.

Source: Twin Rivers Council Press Release

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