BSA Leatherstocking Council


Rawitch To Receive Boy Scouts of America Leadership Award

The BSA Community Leadership Award is presented to those who exemplify in their daily lives the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law. The recipients are chosen for their outstanding community service as evidenced by the interest and leadership given to many worthwhile organizations, as well as the respect and esteem to which they are held by their colleagues.…


Naatz: Crumhorn Acres Should Be Saved

Letter From Ryan W. Naatz Crumhorn Acres Should Be Saved There are but a few special places in this world that seem to tolerate human interests of economics, development and recreation of their own accord. The rest are under threat. It is this constant balancing act, and often times failure, that leads to the notion that you can’t have all three, having your proverbial [environmental] cake and eating it, too. I argue, however, that with purpose, people and passion, you…


Locals: April 19, 2023

Locals: People and Businesses in the News, April 19, 2023 EAGER EAGLES: The Leatherstocking Council branch of the Boy Scouts of America awarded 45 of its scouts with the organization’s highest honor, Eagle Scout, for the 2022 calendar year. Members of the Eagle Scout Class logged an average of 190 hours of community service, either individually or as group leaders, to 45 nonprofit organizations across the BSA’s council. The scouts were honored at the Utica Maennerchor Hall in Marcy, New…


Editorial: Clever Plan Deserves Our Full Support

Editorial Clever Plan Deserves Our Full Support W e are thrilled to report the exciting and insightful efforts of the Otsego Land Trust to preserve and protect the beautiful but vulnerable 668-acre tract of land on Crumhorn Mountain. The Leatherstocking Council of the Boy Scouts of America has put the defunct Henderson Scout Reservation up for sale and it is in danger of being compromised by development. See the story on page one for further details. The project is an…


Land Trust Leading Efforts to Preserve Crumhorn Property

Land Trust Leading EffortsTo Preserve Crumhorn Property Revered Scout Camp For Sale; Unspoiled Wilderness at Risk By DARLA M. YOUNGSCRUMHORN MOUNTAIN One of the largest undeveloped tracts of land remaining in Otsego County is the focus of ongoing preservation efforts by the Otsego Land Trust and a group of private citizens. Camp Henderson Scout Reservation on Crumhorn Lake in the Town of Milford is currently for sale, collateral damage resulting from of a flood of sexual abuse lawsuits which led…