Resica Falls Scout Reservation
|Resica Falls Scout Reservation|
|Owner||Cradle of Liberty Council|
|Location||East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania|
In 1955 the Philadelphia and Valley Forge Councils purchased the property jointly. Dedicated in April 1956, the camp opened in 1957 and was operated by both councils until 1965, when Valley Forge Council bought out the Philadelphia Council's interest. Originally, the reservation was to consist of six camps, each holding two hundred and fifty boys. Three camps—Camp Big Springs, Camp Great Bend and Camp Firestone—were built on the reservation.
In recent years, the Big Springs Camp has grown to encompass most of the old Great Bend Camp. This has led to many capital improvements throughout the reservation, most notably the addition of the Sir John Templeton Dining Hall, and the Thomas Richards Arena.
The camp is used by hunters and fishermen with the permission of the scouts. It is known among fisherman, especially fly fisherman. During the fall fishing season, the camp rents cabins to fishermen looking to fish along the Bushkill Creek. Even though there are certain restrictions, fisherman still fish along the eponymous falls.
In February 2006, Natural Lands Trust completed a conservation easement on the reservation on behalf of Middle Smithfield Township, Monroe County. The Pennsylvania DNCR contributed $900,000 in grants to the project. The easement restricts development on the property and ensures that an additional 1,028 acres (4.16 km2) of valuable natural open space will be permanently preserved.
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- "Scout Camp to Be Dedicated". New York Times. April 15, 1956. Retrieved 2009-01-08.
- "You'll Fall For Water — Head East Or West For Flowing Grandeur". Wilkes Barre Times Leader. May 12, 2000.
Resica Falls Located on the Resica Falls Boy Scout Reservation, this is a 45-foot waterfall. A picnic area and pathways are available
- "Wonderful waterfalls: motorcycling in the mist". Rider Magazine. September 1, 2004.
Resica Falls is actually on a Boy Scout reservation, and the Scouts are gracious enough to allow visitors...
- Attardo, Vic (April 27, 2006). "Point nose towards Poconos trout streams". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
- McIntosh, Ann (1998). Mid-Atlantic Budget Angler: Fly-Fishing for Trout in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia. Stackpole Books. pp. 247 pages. ISBN 0-8117-2851-X.
- Wolf, Dave (2007). Flyfisher's Guide to Pennsylvania. Wilderness Adventures Press. p. 527. ISBN 1-932098-51-8.
- More of Resica Falls Scout Reservation Preserved - February 15, 2006 resource - Pa. DCNR