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Camp Yawgoog

Yawgoog Scout Reservation is a residential summer camp in Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). Its trail network connects with networks in the Pachaug State Forest in Connecticut and the Arcadia and Rockville Wildlife Management Areas in Rhode Island.

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Three Point Waterfront at Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Aa circa 1930 postcard of Sharpe Lodge in Camp Three Point, before a subsequent expansion. Built in 1924 as the original Bucklin Lodge, it was later renamed in honor of the philanthropic Sharpe family. #Yawgoog

A snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) sunning itself at Thrush Cove on Wincheck Pond at #Yawgoog; on the Cove Trail. A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Kiel James Patrick tweeted on July 22, 2014: "I can canoe. Canoe canoe?" He is at the Camp Medicine Bow Waterfront at #Yawgoog.

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View of Phillips Island from the Camp Sandy Beach Waterfront. A 2014 image by David R. Brierley. #Yawgoog

Magnified view of sailboats on Yawgoog Pond on July 19, 2014. The view is from Armstrong Point on the Narragansett and Yellow trails. Image by David R. Brierley.

Week 2 Dress Parade at Camp Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A July 13, 2014, image by David R. Brierley.

Flagpole at #Yawgoog's John R. Rathom Lodge. A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

The towers have eyes! View of the tip of Phillips Island through the binoculars at the Medicine Bow Waterfront tower. Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Camp Three Point Waterfront at Camp #Yawgoog in Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

A native rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum) greets visitors at #Yawgoog's T. Dawson Brown Gateway. Many more can be found in and near the Protestant Cathedral and on the Swamp Trail boardwalk, all on the Orange Trail. A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Sign for the Camp Sandy Beach Quartermaster Shed, painted by C. McPhee. On the Orange Trail at Camp Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

The Medicine Bow waterfront on July 6, 2014, at Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). Image by David R. Brierley.

The boys at the Big Swim Meet had no idea how fleeting boyhood is. Once gone, you will long for it forever. A July 10, 2014, post to the Grin and Bare It blog by Matthew Dicks.

Week 1 Dress Parade at Tim O'Neil Field on the Orange Trail. A July 7, 2014, image by David R. Brierley. #Yawgoog

White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) exiting backstage right at the J. Harold Williams Amphitheatre -- no zoom lens. On the Orange Trail in Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A July 6, 2014, image by David R. Brierley.

Plaster Hiker of the Yawgoog Trails neckerchief slides, unpainted and painted. The slides were discontinued in the 1980s, but the #Yawgoog patch segment continues. Image by David R. Brierley.

The sun rises on Camp Yawgoog's 99th season. The T. Dawson Brown Gateway in Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A June 29, 2014, image by David R. Brierley. #Yawgoog

Host Dan Yorke describes #Yawgoog: "this facility is like paradise." John Mosby, the Scout Executive, Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America, joined Dan Yorke State of Mind on Friday, June 27, 2014 (WPRI). The Yawgoog segment begins at 12:53 in the video.

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The first eight Sundays in July and August are public visitor days at Camp #Yawgoog! Tour camp on the Orange Trail, enjoy a chicken barbecue lunch, then watch the Dress Parade! A 2013 image by David R. Brierley. Click through for more information.

Dress Parade at Camp #Yawgoog in 1941; a public event that continues today. Photographer unknown.

View of #Yawgoog Pond from Hemlock Ledge on the Yellow and Narragansett Trails. Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A June 21, 2014, image by Frieda Squires of the Rhode Island Hiking Club.

Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) at the Davis Campsite at Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). On the Narragansett and Yellow trails. A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Watercraft on #Yawgoog Pond, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2012 image by David R. Brierley.

The rooster design at Rathom Lodge on the Orange Trail at Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2012 image by David R. Brierley.

LiDAR image of Denison Hill in CT; Yawgoog Pond is just beyond the upper right corner. The image, from the University of Rhode Island Environmental Data Center, shows the stone walls and foundation holes of the old farmsteads beneath the tree cover. In the early 1990s the hill was briefly considered as a possible storage site for low-level radioactive waste; the hill is the western border of the Yawgoog Pond watershed. Denison Hill is mentioned in the Connecticut Countryside hike.

The Scout Sign at the Camp Three Point Waterfront on the Orange Trail at Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

A red McCormick Farmall tractor on the grounds of the Bucklin! Donated by the friends of Troop 4 Barrington, Rhode Island. At Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

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Camp Three Point Waterfront at #Yawgoog Scout Reservation, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Rhododendron on the Orange Trail at Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley

Eagle, beaver and owl totems at the T. Dawson Brown Gateway; carved by Alan Fontana. At Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

Part of the T. Dawson Brown Gateway on the Orange Trail at Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2014 Facebook cover photo by David R. Brierley.

American white waterlilies/fragrant waterlilies (Nymphaea odorata) at Thrush Cove on Wincheck Pond, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI) on June 7, 2014. The flowers are only open in the morning. Near the Protestant Cathedral on the Orange Trail at Camp #Yawgoog. Image by David R. Brierley.

Oxeye daisies (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) at the dam on #Yawgoog Pond, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A June 7, 2014, image by David R. Brierley.

Gilwell Field at Wood Badge at Camp #Yawgoog in 2014. Image by David R. Brierley. #WoodBadge

The Bucklin Memorial Building and rhododendron on the Orange Trail at Camp Yawgoog in Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). Image by David R. Brierley.

The Memorial Bell is rung daily during the summer camp season and campers pause to remember Scouts who died for God and country. On the Orange Trail at Camp #Yawgoog in Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). Recorded on July 27, 2013, by David R. Brierley. #MemorialDay

The T. Dawson Brown Gate at #Yawgoog on the way to the Tippecansett Trail hike by the Rhode Island Hiking Club on May 17, 2014. Image by Leanne A.

Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) behind the backstop on the Sandy Beach field at #Yawgoog. Visible during the footchase sequence, the trees were an anachronism in Moonrise Kingdom; the trees were in bloom when the movie was filmed in May, but the story is set in September. On the Orange Trail. Image by David R. Brierley.

Download a free Facebook cover photo! The "high quality" option was used to upload these covers. The "Download" feature under "Options" can be used. Shown is the dam on Yawgoog Pond in Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). Image by David R. Brierley.

Camp #Yawgoog on May 3, 2014. Azaleas near the Yawgoog Pond dam. Image by David R. Brierley.

Sun halo over #Yawgoog Pond in Rockville, Rhode Island (RI), on May 18, 2013. Image by David R. Brierley.

The second printing of the original Story of the #Yawgoog Trails pamphlet; from the early 1980s.

Boy Scout Troop 32 Marion, Massachusetts, hiked at #Yawgoog April 11 - 13, 2014, according to a story posted to Sippican Week on April 17, 2014. Shown is the group at the Southwest Marker on the Red Trail.

There appear to be at least two printings of the original Story of the Yawgoog Trails. Shown is what seems to be the first printing in the late 1970s. The pamphlet features content written by J. Harold Williams and Philip E. Tracy; it is dated 1976. The first printing is entirely of blue paper with a fold-out copy of the Phil Booth map of 1975. The pamphlets are folded and stapled, measuring 3.7 inches (9.5 cm) wide by 8.5 inches (21.7 cm) tall. #Yawgoog

Summer reflected in the windows of the Kelley Nature Center on the Orange Trail at Camp #Yawgoog. Image by David R. Brierley.

Filming at Yawgoog. Location scouting in southern New England? Consider Camp Yawgoog! Even if a camp is not in the script or storyboard, Yawgoog (pronounced "yah-goo") offers many beautiful outdoor locations in a quiet and secluded setting. Founded in 1916, #Yawgoog is a residential camp in rural Rhode Island on the Connecticut border, less than 15 minutes away from Interstate 95. Shown is the Bucklin Memorial Building, the administrative center of camp.

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Remembering the era of Tim O’Neil, ‘King of the Sandlots’ A commentary by Patrick T. Conley, president of the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame, posted to The Providence Journal on April 2, 2014. Tim O'Neil is the namesake of the field at #Yawgoog. In the photo O'Neil is between Lou Gehrig (left) and Babe Ruth (right).

Sycamore tree (Platanus occidentalis) at the Bucklin Memorial Building; the tree is dedicated to John A. Bennett, Chairman of the West Shore District in the mid-twentieth century. On the #Yawgoog Orange Trail. Image by David R. Brierley.

The view of #Yawgoog Pond from Deer Point on the Narragansett and Yellow trails in Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island. A 2014 image by David R. Brierley.

The Sandy Beach Waterfront on March 16, 2014, at Camp #Yawgoog! Image by David R. Brierley.

Oak leaf in Hidden Lake ice on the White Trail at Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). Image by David R. Brierley.

"A hike becomes more than a walk in the woods on a trail with colored markers. It is a place to experience the wonders of Creation, and to feel the presence of the Creator of All Things. A night under the stars opens the heart to the awe and majesty of the universe, and the One Whose Word brought it into being." We Are All Campers. An article by #Yawgoog Rabbi Sol Goodman posted to The Jewish Voice on February 27, 2014.

A 1935 postcard from Camp #Yawgoog.

Deer Point on the Narragansett and #Yawgoog Yellow trails. A 2013 image by David R. Brierley.

A portion of an 1855 map by Henry F. Walling showing #Yawgoog Pond and Phillips Island in Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). The map also shows the homestead of the Palmer family, where the Bucklin area is today, and the Maxon homestead, now a foundation hole behind Metcalf Lodge near the Curtis Tract sign.

Congratulations to Jessica and Chris on their engagement at Camp Yawgoog! The image was taken at the T. Dawson Brown Gateway. An October 2013 blog post by Kristen Jane Photography.

LiDAR hillshade image of #Yawgoog Scout Reservation in Rockville, Hopkinton, RI (Light Detection And Ranging); note the C-shaped rifle range berm in the upper center. Image from the Rhode Island Geographic Information System (RIGIS).

Services at the original location of the Protestant Cathedral at #Yawgoog sometime before the Great New England Hurricane of 1938. This image appeared on page 34 of the 1940 book "Nature Recreation" by William G. Vinal; the caption reads, "Fig. 10 -- A boy scout is reverent. A scene in the Outdoor Cathedral, Camp Yawgoog, Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America. (Photograph courtesy of J. Harold Williams, Chief Scout Executive, Narragansett Council.)" On the Orange Trail.

A view of #Yawgoog Pond from Hemlock Ledge on January 25, 2014; on the Yellow and Narragansett Trails. Image by Nancy G. of the Rhode Island Hiking Club.

#Yawgoog's Aquarium in the Late 1920s William G. Vinal wrote an article in the June 1928 edition of Nature Magazine entitled "Fishin' at Camp: Some Opinions on the Rights of Youth to Fishing Experience." In the article he described the aquarium, (click through for more)

Deer Cove on #Yawgoog Pond in winter; on the Narragansett and Yellow trails in Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2013 image by David R. Brierley.

Diagrams of the #Yawgoog Pond dam in Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI), from an 1885 state inspection report. The dam is on the Yellow and Red trails.

Circa 1939 photo of the Bucklin Memorial Building at Camp #Yawgoog, apparently taken by Boy Scout Troop 8 Cranston, Rhode Island. On the Orange Trail.

Video of the waterfall at the spillway of the Hidden Lake dam at Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI); on the White Trail. Recorded on December 28, 2013, by David R. Brierley.

Although nothing happens on video, the sound is probably from air escaping from bubbles frozen in the ice and passing through the film of water on top. At Deer Point, off the Yellow and Narragansett trails, at Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island. Recorded on December 21, 2013, by David R. Brierley.

The Bucklin in holiday style! A 2012 image by David R. Brierley.

Video of North Brook crossing the Yellow and Narragansett trails in Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island. Recorded on December 21, 2013, by David R. Brierley.

Video of the brook at Campsite Donald C. Dewing in Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). The bridge was a filming location for the 2012 movie Moonrise Kingdom. Recorded on December 21, 2013, by David R. Brierley.

A split rock at Echo Point on Wincheck Pond; on the Cove Trail at Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Rhode Island (RI).

Circa 1946 postcard featuring a caricature of #Yawgoog staffer Angelo Zuccolo. Campsite Zuccolo in Camp Three Point is named after him and his photograph is in the Bucklin Memorial Room.

The Ashaway Aquatics Center on Yawgoog Pond and the Orange Trail. A 2013 Facebook cover photo by David R. Brierley.

Magnified view of the Camp Three Point waterfront in #Yawgoog from Hemlock Ledge; on the Narragansett Trail in Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2012 Facebook cover photo by David R. Brierley.

Clouds reflected in #Yawgoog Pond at the Deer Cove Campsite on the Yellow Trail/Narragansett Trail. Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2012 image by David R. Brierley.

This 1939 photo of the mess tent in Campsite Kit Carson shows what dining in Camp Sandy Beach at #Yawgoog was like before the dining hall was built. In the first volume of The Yawgoog Story (p. 32), J. Harold Williams writes: "First, we tried getting Troops to do their own cooking, but then we switched to feeding these pioneer camps from heater-stacks [insulated canisters or boxes] loaded in Medicine Bow kitchen." The image is believed to be from Boy Scout Troop 8 Cranston, Rhode Island (RI).

The COPE bench and service flags at #Yawgoog's Challenge Center; dedicated to Scouts who served their country. Image by David R. Brierley.

Sassafras (Sassafras albidum) leaf on stream foam at North Brook on the Yellow Trail at Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A Facebook cover photo by David R. Brierley.

The "Camper Crossing" sign at the state border on Camp #Yawgoog Road. Image by David R. Brierley.

The Story of the #Yawgoog Trails is on Google+ Shown is Beachdale Pond in the Pachaug State Forest, Voluntown, Connecticut (CT). Image by David R. Brierley.

Autumn view from Deer Cove on the Narragansett and Yellow trails in Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2013 Facebook cover photo by David R. Brierley.

The view from the Sandy Beach Waterfront at Camp #Yawgoog in Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI); off the White Trail. A 2013 Facebook cover photo by David R. Brierley.

Red maple (Acer rubrum L.) at the Deer Cove Campsite on the Yellow Trail in #Yawgoog. A 2013 image by David R. Brierley.

Looking up and through a window at the John R. Rathom Lodge at Camp #Yawgoog in Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2013 Facebook cover photo by David R. Brierley.

Indian pipes (Monotropa uniflora) at Hidden Lake in #Yawgoog. Indian pipes are wildflowers, not fungi. A 2013 image by David R. Brierley.

Magnified view of the Sandy Beach waterfront from Hemlock Ledge on #Yawgoog Pond on the Yellow trail. Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2012 image by David R. Brierley.

Troop 55 Riverside - Scouting and Skills at Camp #Yawgoog 2013. An article by Chris Vandal posted to the East Providence Patch (RI) on August 22, 2013.

What would #Yawgoog be without its eclectic mix of signs? The image of Charlie Thomas' Factors Club sign is courtesy of the Temple of the Ten Commandments. Most of these signs can be seen on or near the Orange Trail. A 2013 Facebook cover photo by David R. Brierley.

Tweeted August 20, 2013, by Curt Abbott: "Morning from the Doctor's Cabin"

Boy Scout Troop 23 North Attleboro camps out in RI. An August 19, 2013, story in The Sun Chronicle (Attleboro, Massachusetts).

A boulder on Hemlock Ledge on the Yellow Trail in Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI).

Rhode Island state trooper teaches scouts the real meaning of ‘be prepared.’ An article by Cyntiha Drummond posted to The Westerly Sun on August 16, 2013.

Tweeted on August 16, 2013, by Brian McMahon: "Good morning camp yawgoog!!!" #Yawgoog Pond, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI).

Facebook cover photo of the horizontal climbing wall at the Camp #Yawgoog Challenge Center on the Orange Trail. Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2012 image by David R. Brierley.

Shoreline vegetation at Hemlock Ledge on #Yawgoog Pond; on the Yellow Trail in Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2013 image by David R. Brierley.

Video clip of the Sunday Dress Parade at Camp #Yawgoog on August 11, 2013. Posted to Vine by Mike Hogan.

Hidden Lake on the White Trail at Camp #Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island (RI). A 2013 image by David R. Brierley.

The Jesse H. Metcalf Lodge nearing completion in 1939; the lodge was a memorial gift to #Yawgoog from Mrs. Metcalf and it was built with lumber from trees that fell during the hurricane the previous year. The photograph is believed to have been taken by Boy Scout Troop 8 Cranston, Rhode Island (RI). (Please click through for more.)

Video clips of the #Yawgoog waterfronts posted to Vine by Mike Hogan on August 7, 2013.

A video clip of the Sunday Dress Parade at #Yawgoog on August 4, 2013. Posted to Vine by Mike Hogan.

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