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The Rip Van Winkle Council of Boy Scouts has announced its second annual Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner and Reunion will be held Saturday, May 18, 2012 at the Camp Tri-Mount in East Jewett, New York.  The dinner will be to recognize you and other Eagle Scouts for the Class of 2012, as well as to have a special reunion of past Eagle Scouts from the Rip Van Winkle Council.  


2012 was the Hundredth Anniversary of the Eagle Scout Rank!  In 1912, There were 21 Eagles Scouts recognized in the United States. Of those 21 Eagles, Six were from the Rip Van Winkle Council and Five were the best of friends. It is with that friendship and comradery that we invite you to join us for our second annual Eagle Scout Recognition and Reunion Dinner.


This year our special guest and key note speaker is Colonel (ret) Roger H.C. Donlon, the first Medal of Honor recipient in the Vietnam War. A native of Saugerties and an alumnus of the Rip Van Winkle Council, Colonel Donlon is an inspirational speaker and nationally known author whose message will surely touch all who attend.


Please set aside a few hours to help guide these newest Eagle Scouts and future leaders of our country and to show your appreciation to Colonel Donlon for his heroic sacrifice in service to our country. 


For further information or to reserve a place at the event. Please contact our Scout Executive, Ray Braun, at 845-339-0846 by email at; or visit the council’s website at: if you have any questions. Your        attendance at this extraordinary event and your commitment to these young future leaders will never be forgotten. 


This Dinner is open to the public!


All proceeds from the dinner will be used to directly support youth and Scouting programs in the Hudson Valley. The Rip Van Winkle Council provides leadership development programs for more than 1,700 area boys and girls through its Scouting and Explorer programs in Ulster and Greene counties.  The council also provides year-round camping opportunities for Scouts and other community groups at Camp Tri-Mount, its 480-acre camping facility in East Jewett, NY.