Troop 591 Named “Edwin’s Troop of the Week”

Boy Scout Troop 591 of Westford, MA was named “Edwin’s Troop of the Week” for the week of July 22, 2012 by the Camp Sandy Beach staff at Yawgoog Scout Reservation in Rockville, RI. The Troop of the Week award is given to a Troop that exemplifies Scout Spirit at camp and contributes to a positive experience for all campers.

This marks the second time in five summers attending Yawgoog Scout Reservation that Troop 591 has received this honor. During this same period, the Troop has also seen two of its Scouts win the J. Harold Williams Brotherhood Award for Scout Spirit.

Troop 591 attended Yawgoog Scout Reservation for the first time in the summer of 2007 as part of an ongoing plan to introduce its Scouts to a variety of camping experiences and broaden its horizons beyond the confines of the local Council. The  following year, in the summer of 2008, the Troop attended camp at Blue Ridge Scout Reservation in West Virginia. Based on the many positive responses from the Troop’s first year at Yawgoog, it was decided to make Yawgoog the Troop’s permanent regional summer home.

Troop traditions at camp include the Troop Doorbell – a 12″, cast-iron bell that is hung by the campsite entrance, Friendship Pins, extravagant “Cracker Barrels” and the summer pioneering project designed around the weekly camp “theme”.  This year the Troop constructed the Clock Tower from the movie “Back to the Future” – complete with a “DeLorean” soapbox racer – to celebrate the camp’s weekly theme “Turn Back the Clock”.

Yawgoog Scout Reservation is rated among the top five Council camps in the country. Located on 1,800 acres of land in Rockville, RI the reservation draws around 7,000 Scouts each summer from within the Narragansett Council as well as from councils in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey.  Founded in 1916, the camp is also one of the oldest Boy Scout camps in the country.