Camp Yawgoog Opened its 99th Season on June 29

ROCKVILLE, RI – Camp Yawgoog welcomed Scouts for its 99th consecutive season on Sunday, June 29.  The 1,800-acre reservation, located in Rockville, RI, serves over 6,400 Scouts from the Northeast during the summer.  Yawgoog is the country’s second oldest Boy Scout camp and is operated by the Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America.


This season, Yawgoog will offer Scouts the chance to earn the new sustainability merit badge.


“Each season we adapt our programs to better serve our Scouts,” said John Mosby, Scout Executive/CEO of the Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America.  “It’s important for Scouts to understand what being a sustainable citizen means and the consequences that can follow if our society continues to neglect the environment.”


To earn the badge, Scouts must take part in nature activities and report their results to their counselors.  The activities, among others, include exploring the effects of plastic waste, climate change and species decline, and developing and implementing plans to reduce our carbon footprint.


Other merit badges will be offered in camping, small boat sailing, fishing and first aid.  Several courses will also be available to adult leaders who would like to improve their skills in youth protection, basic leader essentials and CPR.


“This summer we are offering a total of 42 merit badges to provide Scouts with skills for a future vocation or career,” said Mosby.  “Our goal is that every Scout leaves Yawgoog with a new or improved skill set and a renewed commitment to Scouting’s values.”


Yawgoog has three separate camps: Camp Three Point, Camp Medicine Bow and Camp Sandy Beach.  All camps share reservation program facilities and allow Scouts the opportunity to participate in activities such as sailing, kayaking, archery, climbing and rappelling.  They are also given the chance to work in outdoor classrooms to improve their nature, astronomy and geology skills.


Scouts of all ages can attend Yawgoog, from Webelos Outdoor Adventure Camp, to the New Frontier Program and programs for the oldest Scouts.  To learn more, visit Camp Yawgoog online at or call (401) 539-2311.


About the Narragansett Council: The Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America’s mission is to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and, in other ways, prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The Narragansett Council offers a program for boys and young men ages 6 to 21 and young women ages 14 to 21, serving over 12,000 in Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts, and Pawcatuck, Connecticut. For more information, please log on to

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