Mark your calendars. . .
On Friday May 31, 1996. . .Camp Mattatuck in association with
Connecticut Rivers Council will be hosting a dinner honoring Thomas J
Horan for his 25 years (and still going) as Camp Director of Camp
Mattatuck. All proceeds will go towards a project at Camp of Tom's
choosing. It is the sincere wish of the people putting this together
that we will fill the Sheraton in Waterbury, CT, seating capacity; 900.
Attached to this is the text of that invitation. This dinner is open to
anyone, so tell a friend!!
ASM Troop 5, Middlebury CT
Connecticut Rivers Council
Camp Mattatuck Staff 1990-1996
Camp Mattatuck in association with
The Connecticut Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America
Presents a dinner honoring
Thomas "Toot" Horan
May 31, 1996
at The Four Points Hotel by Sheraton Waterbury, CT
Cash Bar Dinner
7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Uncle Barney Surprenant
All proceeds to benefit a project at
Camp Mattatuck of Tom's choosing.
We ask all who have known Tom to help honor a man who has and continues
to give a great deal to the youth of our area and State. So we ask
family, friends, Scouters, former and current camp staff members,
teachers, students past and present and everybody else to please join us
on May 31, 1996 when we plan to say "Thank You, and keep up the good
Uncle Barney Surprenant - Chairman
Joe Leclair Jr.
And many of Tom's friends and family
Camp Mattatuck - is a Boy Scout camp in Plymouth, CT where Tom has
served as Director for soon to be 25 years. The Camp runs summer camp
sessions for over 1800 Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. Connecticut Rivers
Council offers Scouting programs to over 31,000 youth in the State of
Connecticut covering 127 cities and towns. It also operates 13 day
camps and 4 resident camps, of which Camp Mattatuck is one.
"Anything worth doing, is worth doing well." Thousands of individuals
over the years, have learned this from Tom Horan. He is a "catalyst". He
has a consistent vision of the future with clear and simple methods to
achieve it. His positive influence has been far-reaching; affecting
people from 5 to 105.
Joining Scouting was the foundation for Tom's work with children
throughout his life. Troop 109 molded him as a Scout beginning in 1946
and later benefited from him as Scoutmaster. He retired as Scoutmaster
in 1994 after 35 years of service. After his first week of summer camp
in 1947, he thought that he might come back, he did and has every year
since then. He joined the camp staff in 1952 and for the next 20 years
held various positions. In 1973, Tom became the Camp Director and
continues to this day. His moral values and vast knowledge have
continued to keep Mattatuck exactly the same, only different. This was
most recently evident when in 1994, the camp was among the 10 most
successful council camps in the country to be analyzed by the National
Scout Office. They wanted to know how he did it? His reply? (as he
pointed to a 16 year old Scout) "That young man will someday be our
Program Director." He picks out his staff years ahead.
Tom not only affected the lives of youth through Scouting but also at
Naugatuck High School . He began teaching in September of 1959 and
continued in the Printing Department until 1992 when he retired from
teaching. In the fall of 1992, he was rehired as a printing consultant
at the high school where you can still find him running the printing
In 1971, a camp nurse named Jean was hired. A few years later Tom and
Jean were reacquainted and their friendship grew into their marriage in
1975. They are the proud parents of 3 children: David 19, Beth 17 and
Tom "Toot" Horan has also been active in the Beacon Valley Grange,
Church and AARP. The success of Mattatuck can only be attributed to the
consistency there. Since 1946, there have only been two things
consistent: The land and Tom Horan. The land just sat there and Tom
Individual Ticket $40
If you wish, we offer the following tables:
The following for $2500:
The following for $1000:
Chief Tobe's Well Trapper's Tree
Mattatuck Council Mattatuck Lodge #217
The following for $800:
Hickory Campsite Maple Campsite
Polaris Campsite Cedar Campsite
Mohawk Campsite 49'ers Campsite
Arrow Campsite Rebel Campsite
Baden Powel Campsite Hawthorne Campsite
The following for $500:
you can name your own (not including above names)
I would like: Tables, seating 8
or Individual Tickets
I would like:
orders of Chicken
orders of Fish
(see other page for descriptions)
I have dietary considerations which are:
Deadline is May 20, 1996
Enclosed is my check for:
(made out to CT Rivers Council)
Regrets, we cannot attend, please accept our
gift for: $
Town, State, Zip:
c/o CT Rivers Council
45 Freight Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
Account # 3-1304-388-00
You have a choice for dinner:
Breast of chicken sauteed in an egg batter with a lemon caper sauce.
Baked Boston Scrod
Served with a lemon crumb topping.
Dessert for everyone will be Strawberries Romanoff.
If there are any dietary considerations, please mark what they may be on
your registration form.
Keep This Part for your records
number of Chicken dinners
number of Fish dinners
Friday, May 31, 1996 7:00p.m.
@ The Four Points by Sheraton, Waterbury
These can be reserved at The Four Points by Sheraton. Mention "A dinner
honoring Tom Horan" for a discount, but call early.
(203) 573-1000 or 1-800-541-0469.