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|Del-Mar-Va Council (#081)|
|Owner||Boy Scouts of America|
- 1 Organization
- 2 Henson Scout Reservation
- 3 Rodney Scout Reservation
- 4 Akridge Scout Reservation
- 5 Order of the Arrow
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Del-Mar-Va Council is divided into the following districts:
- Cecil District
- Choptank District
- Powder Mill
- Iron Hill
- Sussex District
- Tri-County District
- Two Bays District
- Virginia District
Henson Scout Reservation
|Henson Scout Reservation|
Administration building lounge in 2003
Henson Scout Reservation, also known as Camp Nanticoke, is an 1,800-acre (7.3 km2) Scout camp located on the Delmarva Peninsula near Galestown, Maryland. One of two Scout camps on the peninsula, it serves thousands of Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts throughout the summer months, and is open year-round for special Scout programs and for rental by outside groups. Boy Scout and Cub Scout summer programs are run separately.
Named for the famous aviator and philanthropist from Salisbury, Maryland (Richard A. Henson), Henson Scout Reservation has been in continuous operation by the Del-Mar-Va Council since the summer of 1965. The camp was originally known as Camp Nanticoke, which is now the name of the primary camping area. (The original plan was to develop two camps on a single reservation — Camp Nanticoke and Camp Choptank — but that never materialized.) Today, the entire reservation is still known by many as simply "Camp Nanticoke."
The camp's largely undeveloped 1,889 acres (7.64 km2) are widely recognized as an environmental gem, with habitat for countless birds, mammals and fish, including the bald eagle. The entire camp was protected in a conservation easement in partnership with The Nature Conservancy.
Boy Scouting programs
Henson Scout Reservation offers a wide range of traditional Boy Scout summer camp programs, including swimming, nature/ecology, handicrafts, Scoutcraft (camping and outdoors skills), archery, rifle and shotgun shooting and fishing. Its first-year camper program, known as Brownsea, is extremely popular. Located on the Marshyhope Creek, a tributary of the Nanticoke River, the camp has a thriving waterfront program, offering canoeing, rowing, sailing and motorboating. It also has a fitness program, including physical fitness, biking and golf merit badges.
For older Boy Scouts, the camp offers a high adventure trekking program, involving a week-long canoe/bicycling trek around the Nanticoke River watershed. Its Eagle Base program is designed to give older Scouts the opportunity to earn specialized merit badges required for the Eagle rank.
Cub Scouting programs
While traditionally Cub Scouts have participated in day camps, Henson Scout Reservation offers an overnight/resident camp, designed to introduce Cub Scouts to the basics of camping in a supportive, structured environment. It offers 3-day, 2-night sessions for both Cub Scouts and Webelos and weeklong sessions just for Webelos. Each year's programs are thematic. The summer 2008 theme is Wild West.
Rodney Scout Reservation
|Rodney Scout Reservation|
|Location||North East, Maryland|
Rodney Scout Reservation, operated by the Del-Mar-Va Council, Boy Scouts of America, is located on 900 acres (3.6 km2) of rolling upland woodlands at the head of the Chesapeake Bay and boasts over a mile of prime bay frontage. It has been in continuous operation since 1923.
Rodney is located in Cecil County, Maryland, about 6 miles (9.7 km) Southeast of Interstate 95 or Maryland Route 40 off Maryland Route 272 near North East. The camp location provides easy access from Baltimore, Washington, Wilmington, and Philadelphia.
It is on the site of an old abandoned iron mining site formerly titled Whitaker Iron. In 1922, DuPont gave much funding for the fledgling Scout camp that has multiple facilities, campgrounds for roughly two dozen troops and many merit badges. Such activities include traditional Scouting programs as well as robotics, shooting sports, sailboating and power boating, rock climbing, cycling, and geocaching.
For eight weeks during the summer, Rodney is open for long-term summer camping, staffed by paid employees of Del-Mar-Va Council. Merit badges and other programs are offered in the areas of:
- Aquatics: pool, sailing base, and boatyard
- Brownsea: 1st year camper program located behind the main trading post
- Climbing: located across the path from Brown Lodge
- Handicraft: connected to the main trading post
- High adventure sailing: a week long trip up the Chesapeake
- Mountain biking: located in Health and Fitness area
- NEST (Nature, Ecology, Science, and Technology): located at the Nature Lodge down the road from the parade field
- Scoutcraft: located across the road from Camp Director's house
- Shooting sports (archery, shotgun, and rifle): grouped together between the trading post and Scoutcraft
From September to May, Rodney is open for weekend camping, staffed by the volunteer Rodney Campmaster Crews. Some weekends offer programs put forth by districts in Del-Mar-Va Council. Most weekends include a program such as orienteering, cooking, rifle shooting, or many others put on by the campmaster crews.
Akridge Scout Reservation
|Akridge Scout Reservation|
Akridge Scout Reservation, operated by the Del-Mar-Va Council, Boy Scouts of America, is located on 85 acres (0.3 km2) of farmland in Dover, Delaware, and is the first Boy Scout camp in Delaware. Groundbreaking took place on September 17, 2011. The first event held there was a Council Jamboree on May 4–6, 2012.
Order of the Arrow
Nentego Lodge 20 History
On July 29, 1925, an Order of the Arrow charter was granted to Unalachtico Lodge of the Del-Mar-Va Council. The lodge totem was the turkey. By the late 1930s, the lodge had become inactive and was disbanded.
Through the efforts of the Delmont Lodge #43 of the Valley Forge Council, Lodge #20 was reorganized on June 22, 1957. The new name chosen by the membership was Nentego, a derivation of the name of one of the major Delaware Tribes, which means, "People from across the water." Delmont Lodge inducted two youth from each district and the council professional staff to provide the initial core of Nentego Lodge. The Lodge totem is the Rockfish, which can be found in the Chesapeake Bay. The lodge colors are blue, for the water of the Chesapeake, and grey, for the Rockfish. The first lodge flap appeared in 1957, and its basic design remains in use today.
Section NE-4C History
Section NE-4C was established in June 1994, following a realignment of the councils and areas of the Northeast Region. The Section had been formerly known as NE-6 until the 1994 realignment, which resulted in the elimination of Area 6 and the transfer of NE-6 charter lodge Ahthuhquog #540 to Section NE-5. Section NE-4C is now one of the three Order of the Arrow Sections in Area 4 of the Northeast Region. Section NE-6 was formed on May 22, 1982 when its five charter lodges were transferred with their respective councils from SE-9 in the Southeast Region to the Northeast Region. A sixth lodge, Black Eagle, transferred from NE-3A to NE-6 in June 1982. Section NE-6 continued as a group of six lodges until a 1988 realignment of the Northeast Region. In November of that year, Susquehannock and Tuckahoe Lodges from NE-5B and Wunita Gokhos from NE-5A joined Section NE-6. Since the formation of NE-4C, three lodges have been transferred to other sections, Ahthuhquog, Black Eagle, and Wunita Gokhos.
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- "District Information". Del-Mar-Va Council. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
- "Camping & Activities - Henson Scout Reservation". Del-Mar-Va Council. Retrieved July 5, 2010.
- "Henson Scout Reservation - History". Del-Mar-Va Council. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
- "Save of the Week: Conservancy Partnership Protects 1,485 Acre Boy Scout Camp on Chesapeake Bay Tributary". The Nature Conservancy. Archived from the original on November 29, 2008. Retrieved December 8, 2008.
- "Henson Scout Reservation - Advanced Summer Programs". Del-Mar-Va Council. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
- "Henson Scout Reservatiaon - Brownsea Opportunities". Del-Mar-Va Council. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
- "Camping & Activities - Henson Scout Reservation - Summer Programs". Del-Mar-Va Council. Retrieved July 5, 2010.
- "Henson Scout Reservation - Eagle Scout Program". Del-Mar-Va Council. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
- "Camping & Activities - Cub Scout Resident Camp". Del-Mar-Va Council. Retrieved July 5, 2010.
- "Rodney Scout Reservation". Del-Mar-Va Council. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
- "Rodney Scout Reservation". Del-Mar-Va Council. Retrieved September 27, 2010.
- "Rodney Scout Reservation 2017 Leader Guide".
- "Del-Mar-Va Council Camps". Del-Mar-Va Council. Retrieved August 20, 2011.
- "Akridge Scout Reservation". Del-Mar-Va Council. Retrieved May 8, 2012.
- "Akridge Scout Reservation Ceremonial Ground Breaking". Del-Mar-Va Council. 2011. Retrieved May 8, 2012.
- Prickett, Austin (April 27, 2012). "Del-Mar-Va Boy Scouts to host grand opening of Akridge Scout Reservation May 5". Dover Post. Retrieved May 8, 2012.[permanent dead link]
- "Nentego Lodge 20, Order of the Arrow". Nentego.org. Archived from the original on July 27, 2011. Retrieved July 5, 2010.
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