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Treasure Island, birth place of the OA, may reopen

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After a decade of being closed Treasure Island Scout Reservation may actually have a future for Scouts again.

It is not exactly the same, as it has been sold to a private developer who plans to open it as a commercial campground, but the deal will allow Boy Scouts to camp there for free.

For those that do not know, Treasure Island is where the Order of the Arrow was born. After a couple of floods, it fell into disrepair and was closed. It has been for sale for some time and most previous potential buyers were looking to develop it for something other than camping.

The original OA circle has been moved in whole to the Summit, but it is nice to see a piece of Scouting history may still have some Scouting life left.

https://patch.com/pennsylvania/newhope-lambertville/former-boy-scout-island-delaware-river-reopen-campground

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That's some good news.  One day I hope to visit that sacred ground.

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17 hours ago, HelpfulTracks said:

After a decade of being closed Treasure Island Scout Reservation may actually have a future for Scouts again.

It is not exactly the same, as it has been sold to a private developer who plans to open it as a commercial campground, but the deal will allow Boy Scouts to camp there for free.

For those that do not know, Treasure Island is where the Order of the Arrow was born. After a couple of floods, it fell into disrepair and was closed. It has been for sale for some time and most previous potential buyers were looking to develop it for something other than camping.

The original OA circle has been moved in whole to the Summit, but it is nice to see a piece of Scouting history may still have some Scouting life left.

https://patch.com/pennsylvania/newhope-lambertville/former-boy-scout-island-delaware-river-reopen-campground

That's great news,  I remember camping at Treasure Island as a Boy Scout.  Those were some great memories.  Was always interesting that the rifle range was on the second island which was on the Pennsylvania side of the border because New Jersey has overly strict gun control laws. 

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