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BSA Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco to celebrate 80 years!
« on: January 30, 2007, 08:55:58 AM »
Sand Pond Society -

We are a community of former and current Scouts and Scouters, including past and current campers, volunteers and staff members who wish to promote enthusiasm about the camp and the camps mission, serve as a positive and constructive environment for continuing camp friendships and reconnecting with people who were active at the camp, as well as to serve as a conduit for our community to continue to improve the camp.

We are seeking past and current stories, pictures for a future published book to commemorate the eventual 85th Anniversary in 2012. Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco has been a part of many lives within the community of Hackensack (and mostly Bergen County) since opening in 1927.

As such, the content of this site is limited to camp-related subjects. Registration with this site is necessary to view and participate in the content of this site.

Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco has operated continuously since the summer of 1927. Situated alongside the Kittatinny Ridge, the camp is actively used not only by the Scouting community of northern New Jersey, but also the rest of the state, Pennsylvania, New York, and beyond. Our summer camp program and food is not to be beat and our outstanding facilities are perfect for winter camping and events.

Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco operates at or near capacity for six weeks every summer, as well as each weekend throughout the remainder of the year. Owned and operated by the Northern NJ Council, BSA, the camp is easily one of the most popular and best-loved Boy Scout camps in the state.

The camp encompasses 380+ acres, and is virtually surrounded by the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, as well as by Green Acres projects of the State of New Jersey. Access through these properties extends the true possibility for our campers to over 112,250 acres of public land, including the Blair Creek Preserve, Worthington State Forest, Stokes State Forest, High Point State Park, and the Flatbrook-Roy, Walpack, and Hainesville Wildlife Management Areas. The Appalachian Trail runs immediately adjacent to the camp property. The Delaware River is located three miles away.

The camp has also been as a launching point for canoe trips on the Delaware River, and other lakes within the northwestern New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania area, as well as rock-climbing activities within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Aside from our own Sand Pond, at least four other lakes are within day-hiking distance of the camp. The camp is also a very short drive from Swartswood State Park, White Lake Wildlife Management Area, and Jenny Jump State Forest.

Although many of our members are also members of the Boy Scouts of America, and although our mission complements the goals of the Northern NJ Council, this is not an official site of the Boy Scouts of America or of the Northern NJ Council.
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