Last Friday, as many of us were still preoccupied with the manhunt for the remaining Boston Marathon bomber, the Boy Scouts of America made an interesting announcement.
After an extensive (really, check out the executive summary linked below) study...
Nov 17, 2005 — This month's edition of the Adirondack Sports & Fitness newspaper includes a column by Vermont photographer Tim Seaver. Seaver describes his experience this summer running the entire length of the Northville-Placid trail. The 122-mile super-marathon took 37 hours and 31 minutes. That sets a new record for the trail. The only other person known to have run the entire route was Richard Denker, a Boy Scout from Galway, who made the journey in 1973. Hikers often take ten days or more to complete the route. Tim Seaver told Brian Mann that the final seven hours of his run were grueling. Go to full article
Sep 27, 2005 — The Boy Scout council that serves Clinton, Franklin and Essex counties faces growing financial difficulties. The group closed their summer camp near Malone in August. The organization now hopes to merge with the Twin Rivers scout council, a much larger organization based in Albany. The change would affect more than nineteen hundred boys and girls. Brian Mann spoke with Barry Mack, president of the Adirondack Council of the Boy Scouts of America, based in Plattsburgh. Mack says the organization still expects to close Camp Bedford, the Boy Scout summer camp near Malone, which is currently listed for sale for $2.5 million. The Twin Rivers council already includes scout groups in the north country, from Hamilton, Warren, Washington and part of Essex counties. Go to full article
Jan 06, 2003 — Governor George Pataki has quietly agreed to spend more than two million dollars buying recreation and conservation easements on a chunk of land near Long Lake. The deal will protect most of the Cedarlands Boy Scout Camp from development. As Brian Mann reports, the four thousand acre project was finalized more than two weeks ago, without any public announcement. Go to full article
Sep 26, 2002 — With help from the EPA, North Country Boy Scouts will spend time at summer camp next year learning about the ecosystems of the Adirondacks. A $5,000 grant from the EPA will allow troop leaders to create an interactive exhibit for younger campers to better understand their place in ecosystems. Go to full article
Aug 16, 2002 — Conservation groups in the Adirondacks are praising a deal that will protect more than four thousand acres of forest and shoreline near Long Lake. But the project also allows a prominent environmentalist to buy a 60-acre piece of shoreline property. As Brian Mann reports, a plan to build a private home on the parcel has drawn sharp criticism: Go to full article