The Committee to Save Pouch Camp
HELP SAVE WILLIAM H. POUCH SCOUT CAMP: Join this cause and spread the word. Together, we can save 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 THE SI ADVANCE STORY HERE (JULY, 2011)
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.