The Mattatuck Messenger
The idea for a newsletter was the developed shortly after the death of our beloved friend and camp director, Tom Horan, on December 13, 1998. Former Scouts, camp staff members, and leaders came from far and wide to pay their respects to Tom. So many had questions about how camp was, or questions about former staff members. Many of us feel an obligation to help continue Tom's work. For some it will be to serve Scouting as a leader. For others it will be to help the Order of the Arrow or the Mattatuck Volunteers with work projects. Others may help by contributing money. This newsletter will give you information on how you can do these things. The sudden passing of Barney Surprenant further emphasizes the need for people to "step up to the plate". Our goal is to publish “Mattatuck Messenger” four times per year. We could have named it "Kenosha Log" after a camp newsletter from the 1950's, but felt it was important to use the name "Mattatuck" in the title. The name "Mattatuck Messenger" is borrowed from an old Mattatuck Council newsletter issued from time-to-time in the 1960's and 1970's. Most issues include:
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Plymouth, CT 06782
Due to the cost of printing and mailing the newsletter, future issues of the Mattatuck Messenger will be distributed electronically. To receive the electronic version, subscribe to the Mattatuck Volunteers Mailing List.