August 23, 2022

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Sarah Kennedy
Scouts from Troop 5 North Kingstown in their official camp picture. One of over 300 troops who visited Yawgoog this summer
Over 300 Scout Troops from Across the Country Attend Camp Yawgoog’s Successful
107th Season
The nation’s second oldest Boy Scout camp welcomed Scouts from as far away as Florida, Tennessee
Rockville, RI – Camp Yawgoog welcomed Scouts and volunteers from all over the United States during its successful 107th season. Based in Rockville, R.I., Yawgoog serves several hundred Scouts and their leaders weekly during the 8-week camp season. Known as a "Scout Adventureland, Forever," Yawgoog was founded in 1916 and is the country's second oldest continuously operating Boy Scout camp.
“Yawgoog has a long and proud history of helping to build character for over a million Scouts,” said Tim McCandless, Scout Executive and CEO of the Narragansett Council of the Boy Scouts of America which operates the Camp. “Over a century later, the camp continues to be a place where young men and women learn values and leadership that will serve them well throughout their lives.”
Each year, Scouts return to Yawgoog for a week or more to learn outdoor skills, experience adventure and a sense of community. When the Scouts are not learning how to survive in the wilderness or enjoying a meal at the mess hall, they are sailing on the pond, climbing the ropes course, or hiking around the 1,800-acre camp. More than 200 Scouts learned to swim at camp. Activities at Yawgoog have been expanded over the years to include paddle boarding, kayaking, and an ATV course. 
Yawgoog hosts Scouts from across the Northeast, but this summer also welcomed troops from as far away as Tennessee, Florida and Texas.
Over 200 counselors on staff taught classes in 40 merit badges including robotics, drones, camping, small boat sailing, fishing, lifesaving and first aid. Courses are also offered to adult leaders who would like to improve their skills in technology, basic leadership, CPR and more. These merit badge classes were offered to Scouts throughout their stay this summer.

Camp Yawgoog welcomed a new camp director this year, Jonathan DiLuglio. Jonathan, 25, is an Eagle Scout, a Scituate, R.I. native and a University of Rhode Island graduate with several years experience on the Yawgoog staff.

“My goal is to make sure the camp offers every possible opportunity for the Scouts by fully staffing each program,” said DiLuglio.

Scouts from Webelos (age 10) to senior Scouts (age 18) can attend any of Yawgoog’s three separate camps: Camp Three Point, Camp Medicine Bow, and Camp Sandy Beach. Each Camp has its own traditions - a color, songs, and cheers – but share reservation program facilities.
In 2019, Yawgoog opened its gates to female Scouts at summer camp for the first time. Female troops stay at their own campsites with access to their own facilities but participate in all the same programming as the boy troops. Fifty-eight different all-female troops camped at Yawgoog this season.

To learn more about Camp Yawgoog, visit www.yawgoog.org.
About the Narragansett Council: The Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America’s mission is to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and, in other ways, prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The Narragansett Council’s research-backed, youth development programs are for boys and girls ages 6 to 20 through Cub ScoutsScouts BSAVenturing and Exploring. The council serves nearly 5,000 youth annually in Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts, and Pawcatuck, Connecticut. People can learn about Scouting programs and find groups near them at www.BeAScout.org. For more information on the Narragansett Council, please visit www.ncbsa.org or visit us at Facebook.com/NCBSA