Re: Council name, Cayuga County Council
James R. Kelland (102666.1265@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Mon, 9 Sep 1996 06:57:46 EDT
Scouter Don Wrote:
> Actually, Cayuga County council is an OLD but small council in NY.
> With OA lodge 247, they used to be in our section, until this year.
Section?? What is a section? Also was it always a small council?
> The councils just next to Cayuga, have all merged in the past few
> years, including forming 5 rivers just a few years ago, and Baden Powell
> and Allegheny Highlands on the west and east.
What is the council to east and west called? Is it Finger Lakes to the west?
And Hiawatha to the east? Isn't Baden Powell a old council? I know its down in
the Trumansburg area just north of Tigantic falls. Were some of the other
councils part of Cayuga at one time?
>in fact Cayuga county is probable one of the oldest councils in upstate part
> I have kept tract of most of the council and OA mergers in NY since
> some time in the 40's. Before that, it is hard to find records.
So if you have been in scouting that long around there you must remember the
camporee's at Cayuga County Sportsman's club during the early 60's? They may
have been council type or maybe multi-council as they were so large the whole
club grounds was full.
Does Cayuga have a scout ranch? I'm trying to remember where I went to summer
camp one year. It was either my one year in Cayuga council or the following year
in Finger Lakes council. It was on the east side of either Owasco or Seneca
They had permanent lean-to type campsites with a huge swimming pool. You had to
go down a high cliff area to get to the canoe area on the lake. They also had a
huge dining hall style facilities.
Thanks scouter Don
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