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The following are contacts in our community of officials that can help save Pouch Camp! Consider writing a letter or sending an email to these elected officials voicing your concern over this issue and urging them to help  save Pouch Camp:

Governor Andrew Cuomo
State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224
Email Governor Cuomo here

Mayor Michael Bloomberg
City Hall
New York, NY 10007
Email Mayor Bloomberg here

Senator Charles Schumer
757 Third Avenue, Suite 17-02
New York, NY 10017
Email Senator Schumer here

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
780 Third Avenue, Suite 2601
New York, NY 10017
Email Senator Gillibrand here

Congressman Michael Grimm
265 New Dorp Lane, 2nd Fl
Staten Island, NY 10306
Email Congressman Grimm here

Senator Diane Savino
36 Richmond Terrace, suite 112
Staten Island, NY 10301

Senator Andrew Lanza
3845 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10312

Assemblyman Michael Cusick
1911 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314
Email Assemblyman Cusick here

Assemblyman Matthew Titone
853 Forest Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310 

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis
586 Midland Avenue, 1B
Staten Island, NY 10306
Email Assemblywoman Malliotakis here

Assemblyman Lou Tobacco
4062 Amboy Road
Staten Island, NY 10308
Email Assemblyman Tobacco here

Borough President James Molinaro
Borough Hall
Staten Island, NY 10301
Email Borough President Molinaro here

Councilman James Oddo
94 Lincoln Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306

Councilman Vincent Ignizio
3944 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10312

Councilwoman Debi Rose
130 Stuyvesant Place
Staten Island, NY 10301 

Contact an Elected Official and Tell Them You Support Saving Pouch Camp!

UPDATE: December 5, 2013: Governor Andrew Cuomo announces Approval of Conservation Plan for William H. Pouch Scout Camp  


This site was started to create a place where we, concerned Scouts and residents of Staten Island, New York City and beyond, could come to get informed and get involved in saving the William H. Pouch Scout Camp.


Through organization and awareness, we can save Pouch Camp - we have to. Pouch Camp has touched the lives of countless young people throughout the years. Maybe you have hiked in Pouch, camped in a cabin or fished in Lake Ohrbach. Maybe you just drove by Pouch Camp on Manor Road and remember a Staten Island that was greener and never thought this property could be sold to developers.


Since the Committee to Save Pouch Camp organized in late 2009 to early 2010, the Committee has held numerous rallies, community events, fundraisers and lawn sign drives.  With the announcement of a deal to save Pouch Camp by the GNYC-BSA and the Trust for Public Land, we must focus now, more than ever, to see this three phase preservation plan become a reality.


We are greatful that in 2012 Phase 1 of the plan was completed but more work needs to be done. Join us in continuing to fight to preserve the camp.


Please suggest content that should appear on this site and get (and stay) involved. Together, we can save Pouch Camp!



2011: We are happy to announce that an agreement has been reached to save Pouch Camp through a three phase preservation plan.




Read what the Trust for Public Land says about Pouch Camp


Boy Scout Council Enters into agreement for Pouch Camp Preservation - July, 2011


2012: Phase 1 of the Pouch Camp Preservation Plan completed.


Read what the Staten Island Advance had to say about this historic milestone and read more below

The sign above was placed by the Department of Environmental Conservation on Manor Road at the entrance to the William H. Pouch Camp. For more information on the completition of Phase 1, click here.

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