HISTORY OF THE TEN MILE RIVER SCOUT CAMPS (CONTINUED)
REVISED TMR TREK PROGRAM
In 2016, the TMR Trek program was totally revamped to follow the Philmont Scout Ranch model. A series of Outpost Camps were established on Lake Nianque, the former Camp Kernochan, Davis Lake and Indian Cliffs.
Trek Crews participated in advanced programs including paddle boarding/mountain biking, target paintball, bass fishing, mountain boarding and natural rock face climbing & rappelling. Trek Crews typically spent four days (one day escorted) hiking the TMR trails and canoed the Delaware River on the fifth day.
NEW TMR TRAILS MAP
In 2016, the first detailed TMR trails map since 1987 was published by the Ten Mile River Scout Museum. Utilizing G.P.S., Sean Johnson and his friends systematically identified all known TMR trails and many new ones. David M. Malatzky organized the project, did the layout and printed the maps. A smaller version of the map was published in 2017 and sold at the TMR Trading Posts and the Museum.
TMR’s 90th ANNIVERSARY
In celebration of the 90th Anniversary of Ten Mile River, a combined capital/endowment campaign was launched. Pat & Tom Bain underwrote the refurbishment of the Camp Keowa Dining Hall and thoughtful TMR alumni donated James E. West Fellowships as part of the 90 for the 90th campaign; investment income from these TMR James E. West Fellowships will support TMR in perpetuity.
Work continues on various improvements at Camp Ranachqua, Camp Keowa and the Headquarters area.
From August 4-6, 2017, TMR hosted a gala weekend celebration centered at Camp Aquehonga, but with activities at all
camps. The program started Friday night at Headquarters Camp at the Museum, Saturday opening at Camp Aquehonga, a midway, program areas open at all camps, multiple dedications and rededications, dinner and campfire at Camp Keowa, and a closing breakfast Sunday morning at Camp Keowa.
From 2016 - 2017, Johannes Knoops led the project to redesign the permanent displays of the Ten Mile River Scout Museum. Major improvements included: professionally printed photos, hanging photo-banners, a new neckerchief slide display and upgraded patch and scouting memorabilia displays.