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For Joys We'll Ne'er Forget

For Joys We’ll Ne’er Forget” relates the story of the Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation from its opening day in 1920 to the present. For the most part, “For Joys….” was written by staff who were in camp. Chapters feature two legendary Camp Rangers, the launching of Camp Waubeeka, the impact of Read on professional Scouting, profiles of outstanding camp leaders, the story of the Order of the Arrow in camp, history of the Camp Read Association, and much more. 


Travel through time as this nearly one hundred year old camp grew from its beginnings on 33 acres and 20 campers on Long Pond, in Mahopac, New York to a 1000 acre scout reservation in the Adirondack Mountains. Today the Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation is made up of three camps, one traditional scout camp, one patrol cooking camp, and a High Adventure Base.


“For Joys We’ll Ne’er Forget” was commissioned by the Camp Read Association to preserve the history of this very special place.  If you were ever a camper or staff member at a Scout camp, you’ll find yourself right at home in the pages of this book.  It is a story worth telling and one worth reading! 

Books are available in soft cover edition ($23.99), hard cover edition ($34.99) or as an e-book ($3.99)


Purchase the book here →


100th Anniversary Edition

The Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation Field Guide contains eighty-eight pages of Memorials, Dedications and Landmarks found at Camp Read. The 2019 edition of the Guidebook celebrates the !00th Anniversary of the Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation. Now in it’s seventh printing, the Guidebook includes all the latest updates.


This unique Field Guide, published by the Camp Read Association, can be purchased for $29.00 which includes postage and handling.  All proceeds from the sale of the Guidebook will go to the benefit of Camp Read. 

To purchase a copy, please contact:

Ed D’Apice

Phone: (845) 612-3151 or


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