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Schiff Scout Reservation

Schiff Scout Reservation is a 400-acre camp located in the Long Island Pine Barrens at Wading River.

In the summer the Deep Pond's pure sand bottom provides a great swimming waterfront. The property was called Camp Wauwepex until it was renamed for John M. Schiff. John M. Schiff's father, Mortimer L. Schiff was a member of the Council Executive Board and involved in the purchase of the camp property. 

He then later served as President of the Boy Scouts of America. The original Schiff Scout Reservation in Mendham N.J. was named in Mortimer L. Schiff's honor and served as the National Training Center of the Boy Scouts of America until the National Council moved to Texas. Our "Schiff" recently adopted the original Schiff Scout Reservation Logo for its patch, mug and hat pin design. The camp surrounds the 30-acre "Deep Pond", which is a kettle hole famous for its Yellow Perch, Chain Pickerel and stocked Trout fishery.

When: TBA

Cost: TBA

Leader: TBA

Activities: TBA

What to Bring:
Treat this as a regular camping trip, but cars will be close by. (We will monitor the weather up to our departure for last minute updates.)  Bathroom facilities are readily available.
  • Scout Spirit
  • Frame pack (Troop has several to loan)
  • Floored tent with rain fly (Scouts can sleep in their own tent or make tenting arrangements with another Scout; the Troop has tents to loan. LIMIT TWO TO A TENT)
  • Sleeping pad/sleeping bag/camp pillow
  • Water bottle with carabiner
  • Bug repellent (eg, Deep Woods Off)
  • Mess kit w/ utensils
  • Flashlight/headlamp w/ fresh batteries
  • personal toiletries (including 1/2 roll toilet paper)
  • Compass
  • Poncho/rain gear
  • Hiking boots/hiking socks
  • Scout pants/shorts/Class B shirt
  • Fleece top/jacket/windbreaker
  • Change of clothes & extra socks
  • Warm clothes to sleep in
  • Adults: bring metal or plastic mug for coffee
OPTIONS: camping chair (recommended), frisbee/football/playing cards

Directions:
  • Long Island Expressway (I-495) eastbound to Exit 69
  • At the end of the exit ramp, turn left (north) onto Wading River – Manor Road and go 5 miles
  • Cross NY 25 and continue North
  • Camp entrance is on the right (just past a trailer park on the right and about 1/8 of a mile past a large white church on the left)