Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New High Adventure Logo Celebrates History of Local Scouting Adventures

Above you'll see the logo for our new high adventure programs. Participants in the summer high adventure programs will earn one of these patches along with an exclusive "rocker" pannel for their specific program. The high adventure patch, plus shirts and other items, will also be available for purchase in the trading post throughout the summer.

Recognize the design? If you are a "seasoned Scouter" or a Scouting history buff, then you may recognize the logo's design from Camp Weygadt. 90 years ago this summer, way back in 1921, Camp Weygadt began offering exciting summer camp programs for the Scouts of what is now Minsi Trails Council's Forks of the Delaware and Pocono districts. The premier Scout reservation was located along the Delaware River in the Delaware Water Gap. The property was the original home of Camp Minsi before the Bethlehem Area Council moved it's camp to its own property the Poconos. Sadly, in 1968, Camp Weygadt was forced to sell their property, however many of the camp's resources and legacies have been able to live on at Camp Minsi. For example, the cannon used in the parade field was originally from Camp Weygadt and funds from Weygadt have supported many projects at Camp Minsi — including the expansion and dedication of the "Weygadt Trust Dining Hall" in 2007.

Just as Scouts were introduced to a new summer adventures at Camp Weygadt 90 years, today Scouts and Venturers of the Minsi Trails Council are once again being introduced to new kinds of summer adventure – high adventure. It seems only fitting that we preserve just a bit of our past as we jump into the future.

And it's not too late to join the adventures! If you are looking for a challenge beyond the traditional summer camp experiences, check out our great high adventure summer camp opportunities. Be sure to visit www.minsitrails.com/camping or contact Field & Camping Secretary Jane Chase (610.465.8568 or Jane.Chase@scouting.org) for details.

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