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A Scout Is Helpful

The Thunderbird Club was started as a way for past staff members and friends of RSR to contribute directly to the camp for projects and programs that positively affect the campers’ experiences while at camp.  All donations to the Thunderbird Club are used solely to enhance the facilities and purchase program equipment for Rotary Scout Reservation.


Recent projects have included:


  1. Construction of the Joe “Grizz” Uline Memorial Picnic Pavilions

  2. The Thunderbird Club supplemented the over $10,000 in designated funds raised for this project in memory of Grizz.

  3. New pavilions in the Taconic and Algonquin campsites

  4. A new beach volleyball court near Seneca Lodge

  5. Construction of new tent platforms

  6. Road repair work

  7. Significant upgrades to the Kitchen storeroom shelving

  8. Purchase of six new Kayaks for the Aquatics program

  9. Purchase of new target rifles for the Shooting Sports program

  10. Purchase of a new sailboat for the Aquatics program

  11. Construction a self-guided trail for the Ecology program

  12. Construction of a new washhouse for Seik and Dearborn Cabins

  13. Clearing of the site for the new campwide septic system.

  14. New basketball court


Thank you to all of those who have supported the Thunderbird Club with their time, talents, and financial contributions. 

Thunderbird Club Campaign 2013

You can help support Rotary Scout Reservation by making your contribution to the Thunderbird Club today.  Each and every contribution is important and to thank you we are providing a series of special membership gifts.


Donation Amount           Membership Gift

         $25.00                   2013 RSR Camp Patch

         $75.00                   2013 Thunderbird Club edition Camp Patch

        $250.00                  2013 Rotary Scout Reservation collector’s CSP

        $500.00                  Plaque Recognition



                                      


To make a contribution today, please download the Thunderbird Club Donation Form: Thunderbird Club Donation Form.pdf


For questions about the Thunderbird Club, email: thunderbirdclub@rsrbsa.org.

Your name will be added to the perpetual plaque maintained in the RSR Dining Hall.  This level of donation may be accrued beginning with donations from 2005.

Grizz Uline Family Picnic Pavilion

Thank you to all of the volunteers and friends of Rotary and the Uline family who contributed their time and money to help build the Grizz Uline Family Picnic Pavilion and BBQ Pavilion.  These two new pavilions will stand as a fitting tribute to a man who was the heart of Rotary Scout Reservation for so many years and who loved the Family Night BBQs. 


Please enjoy the following video, which shows how the Pavilion project went from being a dream to a reality in 2009.

Special thanks to Ed Keilen, who created this video.

Twin Rivers Council, BSA

New Campfire Area Adopt-A-Bench Campaign

This summer Rotary Scout Reservation will be unveiling the Baden Powell Campfire Area, a dedicated campfire space to enhance the summer camp program at RSR.  The Baden Powell Campfire Area is a natural amphitheater nestled in an isolated and picturesque wooded area, yet it is also close enough to the parking lot to support easy access for parents and visitors on Family Night.

To further develop the campfire area, and improve comfort for our Scouts and guests, we would like to install terraced bench seating.  To make this dream a reality we need your help!

Please consider making a contribution today to the Baden Powell Campfire Area Adopt A Bench Campaign.  Each bench costs $250.  For each $250 contribution you make, we will affix to one of the benches a brass nameplate with the message of your choice.  The Adopt a Bench Campaign is a great way to recognize your Troop or Crew, or a dedicated Scout or Scouter.

Each contribution will help us to achieve our goal.  All contributions of $50 or more will be recognized on a plaque which will hang in the RSR Dining Hall for all to see.

For more information download the campaign contribution form.