Lake of Isles Scout Reservation

This is a memorial website saving the memory and history of Lake of Isles Scout Reservation

Any and all updates, pictures, PDFs, etc. are welcome

Lake of Isles Scout Reservation

History of Lake of Isles

The Lake of Isles Scout Reservation (LOISR) was developed by the Charter Oak Council and had its first summer camp season in 1960, the Jubilee Year of the Boy Scouts of America. The plan was to develop four camps on the more than 1,100 acres (445 ha) that surrounded Lake of Isles, located in North Stonington, Ledyard and Preston townships of rural southeastern Connecticut. For 1960, Camps Pequot and Apache had been the only ones built. A third camp, Camp Cherokee, opened in 1970. This camp was designated an "Explorer Base" (although the Boy Scouting program was the only program that really used the camp as the Exploring program underwent drastic changes by the early 70s) and featured patrol cooking with a central commissary. The fourth camp never got beyond the planning stage.

About this website

I have been working on this website during my spare time over the last few month. It keeps growing to a massive website with several pages and attachments. I put this site together with the help of pictures, documents, and info from several people.

I would like to thank Lanie Turner for being the camp secretary over the years. Much of the text on this website was taken from documents with "lt" on the bottom of it.

Tom Chlupsa kept much of the program documents and scans them for this site.

Tripp Hutchinson, Chris Duhamel, Ted Kenyon, George Darrell, Fred Arcoleo all help add content and correct my mistakes.

I also would like to thank patch traders Rob Kutz and Mitch Reis for passing on images and camp info

I still need the following for this site

  1. Go through the staff pictures and tell me the names I am missing
  2. Staff picture from 1977 and 1991
  3. Any early staff list or operational reports
  4. Program pictures and write up for the rest of the departments
  5. Pictures and write ups for all the places I have not done yet

Thank you, Steve Daly