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Sinoquipe to mark 60th anniversary

July 04, 2008

The Scouting family of the Mason-Dixon Council will converge on Camp Sinoquipe July 19 and 20 to rededicate a facility that has served thousands over the last 60 years.

The weekend will also serve as the second annual Camp Sinoquipe Alumni Association reunion campout. Any former Scout who has camped at Sinoquipe is eligible to be a member of the alumni association, which held its first annual alumni weekend in July 2007.

Camp Sinoquipe, in Fulton County, about 2 1/2 miles outside of Fort Littleton, Pa., is set on 485 acres. It includes a 100-acre manmade lake.

The Indian word Sinoquipe, means "Builder of Men." Since 1948, generations of Scouts have spent a week each summer learning about nature, ecology and wilderness survival.

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Swimming and boating have always been popular waterfront activities. Scouts also look forward to time on the rifle range, archery, handicrafts and Friday night campfires with the Potomack Indian Dancers.

Horseback riding, a shotgun range and a rapelling tower are among the latest additions. A capital campaign to renovate the dining hall is under way.

Membership in the alumni association is encouraged but not mandatory in order to attend the 60th anniversary weekend festivities.

Registration for the weekend will include a commemorative patch, open camp activity areas, tents and meals.

Contact the Mason-Dixon Council office at 301-739-1211 to join the alumni association and complete registration for the 60th anniversary celebration.

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