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Hale to celebrate Scouting connection

When Robert Sever Hale first opened his property 100 years ago, he did so with the intention of inviting Scouts to camp, farm and build shelters. In recognition of his commitment to Scouting, Hale is celebrating its 100th birthday by hosting a Scout Reunion on Saturday, October 27, at the Powissett Lodge. All Scouts, former Scouts and Scout families are welcome to participate in the activities.

The festivities begin at 4 p.m., when there will be a Scouting memorabilia display presented by Ken Shaw, which will include Scout uniforms, books, equipment and other items from the past 100 years. Later in the afternoon, there will be a hike to visit the sites of several Eagle Scout projects throughout the property. At sundown, there will be a campfire with songs, skits, stories, and s’mores at the Powissett Lodge fire ring.

“Scouting is a part of Hale’s rich history. As a matter of fact, Hale was once known as 'Scoutland.' This partnership continues today as we welcome Scouting groups throughout the year and enjoy the benefit of having many Scouts choose Hale for the Eagle projects,” remarked Executive Director Eric Arnold. “We are looking forward to having Scouts join us for this centennial event.”
For more information about this event or to RSVP, contact Paula McLaughlin at

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