Fifty Years Ago in the Suburban Trends


Frank Blundell of Jefferson Township, merit badge counselor for the Morris-Sussex area council of the Boy Scouts of America, shows boys from West Milford Township some things about scouting at the West Hudson District Boy Scouts of America camp-out that was recently held on the grounds of Idylease in Newfoundland, NJ. The 150 boys and their leaders were the guests of Idylease through the courtesy of Dr. Arthur Zampella, their host. Blundell and the boys are pictured above in the headquarters tent. Boys from left to right are: Michael Burch, Union Valley Road; Peter O’Dell, Westbrook Road; John Shaw, Union Valley Road;  Keith Burch, Union Valley Road.

In 1988, Dr Arthur Zampella was awarded with the Silver Beaver by the Three Rivers District of the Boy Scouts of America. The award was introduced in 1931 and was established to distinguish service to the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered Scouters who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the BSA and to those who perform community service through hard work, self sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service.

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