Durland Scout Reservation
The Agatha A. Durland Scout Reservation is a Scout camp owned by the Greater Hudson Valley Council. It is 1,400 acres (5.7 km2) of mostly deciduous forest containing five lakes, bordered by Clarence Fahnestock State Park to the northeast. It has about forty campsites and nine cabins.
Troop 71 will be camping at Durland April 22-23, 2023.
Our first-year Scouts will be trained on how to safely build a campfire, use a pocketknife and work in an ax yard. We may also shoot BB guns at the range and go on a hike. There also will be free time, campfire skits and a flag retirement ceremony.
All participants must bring a bag lunch for Saturday.
Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided for Scouts to cook for dinner in Patrols. The adults will prepare their own dinner (supplied).
Sunday breakfast will be provided for everyone but cooked by the Scouts.
Please RSVP and remit $25 payment via check or Venmo if you didn't pay for Alpine. Permission slips are required but we will reuse the ones from Alpine.
What to Bring:
Treat this as a regular camping trip, but cars will be a 10-min walk away. The weather may vary so check before you leave and pack accordingly. Here's what you need:
frame pack (Troop has several to loan) - personal items must be carried in/on frame pack; new Scouts may use a duffle bag as the cars will be close
floored tent with rain fly (Scouts will tent in pairs)
sleeping bag/camping pillow
water bottle (filled) w caribiner
mess kit w/ utensils (Scouts only)
flashlight/headlamp w/ fresh batteries
personal toiletries (including 1/2 roll toilet paper)
hiking boots/hiking socks
Scout pants/shorts/Class B shirt
change of clothes & extra socks (in ziplock bags)
warm clothes to sleep in
brown bag lunch
pocket knife (New Scouts may not take this until instructed to do so.)
OPTIONS: camping chair (recommended), frisbee/football/soccer ball
SUGGESTIONS FOR 2-PERSON TENT:
SUGGESTIONS FOR FRAME PACK:
We will meet at our usual LIRR parking lot across from the Plandome Country Club at 7:30 am on Saturday morning (4/22/2023). Please be prompt. We will depart Durland late Sunday morning so should arrive back in Manhasset around 10am. We should all leave the site together on Sunday. Please no leaving early without prior approval.
Address & Directions:
1 Clear Lake Rd
Putnam Valley, NY 10579
Leader: SM Tim Katsoulis - 917-679-7282