Letter from the President's Desk
As we approach the 1992 Summer Camping season,
I am happy to report that all is well with Camp Squanto and the
Camp Squanto Alumni Association. Not surprisingly, we are looking
forward to another great summer.
Unfortunately, not all is well with Old Colony
Council. We heard rumors over the winter months that the Council
debt was approaching a critical stage because a number of notes
were coming due, and that the Executive Board was contemplating
the sale of property at Camp Squanto and Camp Child in order to
decrease the debt.
Without delving into the minute financial
details, we learned that the Council is over $450,000 in debt,
must eliminate a significant portion of that debt by the end of
the year, and is in the process of negotiating the sale of the
cranberry bog at Camp Squanto and two additional house lots at
Although we are disappointed about the
potential sale of property at Camp Squanto, the Council has few
other financial options and the cost of operating the bog will
continue to increase over the next few years. Therefore, the Camp
Squanto Alumni Association sees little benefit in interrupting
the sale at this time.
The Camp Squanto Alumni Association is,
however, very concerned about the Council debt and the
possibility that other Camp Squanto assets will be sold in the
future. Ultimately, we must be in a position to protect those
assets and to do so we need your help.
Our strategy is quite simple. We want to raise
enough capital over the next year to be able to buy any Camp
assets sold by the Council. According to our best estimate, we
need to raise over $75,000 before the next camping season. This
is a lofty goal, but one that can be attained with help from the
Alumni and other friends of Camp Squanto.
We want to preserve Camp Squanto as we all
remember it, and I know that if you can help us, you will. Our
address is on the front of this newsletter and we look forward to
hearing from you with any donations, greetings, comments or
suggestions. Have a safe and healthy summer.
Thomas J. O'Brien
Annual Meeting in August
The second annual meeting of the Camp Squanto
Alumni Association is scheduled for August 1, 1992 at Camp
Squanto. The Meeting will begin promptly at 2:00 PM in the Dining
Hall. This is an open meeting and the public is welcome to
attend. We will review the accomplishments of the past year and
set the goals for upcoming season. We will also discuss various
needs around Camp and decide on which projects we will focus on
for the next year.
Items Needed For Camp
Camp is always ready for your help in many
different ways. Volunteer your time and skills to Ranger Brian
Bishop on a Saturday, contribute some money to the Alumni
Association, or donate an item that is in good working order.
Here are some ideas for your consideration:
Tools (hand or electric)
Office Equipment (computer, copier, etc)
Sports Equipment (softball, soccer, etc.)
Building Materials (wood, nails, etc.)
This is a partial needs list. If you can help,
please give Brian Bishop a call at 1-508-224-2010.If you have a
donation or contribution, please contact Arnold Briggs at
CSAA Fund Raiser June 1 1992
CSAA Annual Meeting August 1 1992
Over the years some of us have added to the
CSAA Roster. Our most recent additions are:
Jon Barton O'Brien
son of Jim and Michele O'Brien
Joseph Michael Kippenhan
son of Jim and Jeanette Kippenhan
If any of you out there experience a boost in
numbers please call, we would enjoy sharing in your good fortune.
The CSAA is sponsoring it's first fund raiser.
We will be selling an official 3" Camp Squanto Alumni
Association Decal for $1.00. These will be available at the Camp
Trading Post and at the August Annual Meeting. If you can't wait,
send $1.00 and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Camp Squanto Alumni Association
P.O. Box 573
Marshfield Hills, MA 02051
Looking for a Few Good Men
We received some good input last time about the
whereabouts of some of our Alumni. If you have addresses for any
of these people, please drop us a line. Also if there is anyone
interested in being added to our Mailing list, let us know.
We welcome original submissions for articles.
Articles should pertain to Camp Squanto or the Camp Squanto
Alumni Association in general. Articles should be typed.
If you have questions or would like more
information about the newsletter, please call Mike Warner,
The association doesn't just need warm bodies,
it needs cold hard cash. As we get older and more sure of
ourselves we will be running more events and opportunities to get
together, but in the meantime, we are always willing to accept
contributions. Any amount you can spare will be appreciated and
put to good use, as well as being tax deductible.
Business Space Available
Starting with this issue of the Alumni News, we
are offering space for business advertisements. The ads will be
business card sized and will run for 1 year for $25. The money
raised will be used for the printing and mailing costs of the
If you are interested please contact Mike
Warner as to available space. These ads will be offered on a
first come first serve basis, so call soon!
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