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  1. Richard Fallis says

    This is outrageous taking a resource for young people and making it into housing for 26 people. I would like to know what is going to happen to the stuff contributed to the camp and what about the buildings? You can’t imagine how devastating this is to the former scouts alive and dead that learned how to be good citizens and get along with their environment. Also survival. Thanks Twin Rivers for nothing. I agree with Michael Ashley once this starts the rest of the area is at risk.

  2. Marie McGill says

    Having had 4 sons in the scouts, I am sad with this development. And, how will this development affect our community at Mt.Lake, only 3 miles away? 30 years of tranquility, gone…

  3. Marie McGill says

    HAVING HAD 4 SONS IN THE SCOUTS, I AM SAD WITH THIS DEVELOPMENT. also, HOW WILL THIS DEVELOPMNET AFFECT OUR COMJMUNITY AT MT. lAKE, ONLY 3 MILES AWAY? 30 YEARS OF TRANQUILITY, GONE./..

  4. Bob Youker says

    I was a camper at Woodworth Lake Scout Camp the very first week it was opened in the 1940s and later a counselor in the 1950s. The boy scouts are going down the drain and there is just no way they can afford to keep the camp open. Blame our culture not the boy scouts! Bob

  5. Peter Rumrill says

    What a travesty! I, too, camped there in 1949 when it first opened and camped at Hines Pond the year before. What happened to forever wild? Why didn’t some conservation group or the State buy it for preservation? At $1,000 per acre it sold too cheap. Sounds like the Council got rooked.

  6. Joel Jennings says

    Oct 23 2020 – 5 years later – as an owner of 2 of the 24 properties and president of the Owners association i can state that WL is still pristine and will remain that ways as that is why we all invested. All owners are respecting the set backs and embracing nature. All existing structures are being kept in place or renovated. there are effectively only 22 properties as owners with multiple lands will only build on one. Our association logo honors the boy scout tradition with 3 owners being scout masters from 3 states. House construction has been only 2 to date and 1 more in 2021 and two existing structures are in process. Average is about 1 per year. All are using local tradesmen with log cabin or cabin like construction, minimal lighting and impact compared to neighboring lakes with clustered on the shore lake development. Properties are being forested at owner expense to keep them healthy and flourishing for wildlife. We continue an open and transparent communications process with the APA to ensure compliance. From an economic perspective – my property taxes are over $18,000 benefiting county and local town and to keep it undeveloped so if anyone would like to help subsidize that you are welcome to do so! We don’t impact the school system with children yet subsidize it. Finally – The estimated contribution to Johnstown, Gloversville, Bleecker, Mayfield, Northfield, Amsterdam, and surrounding towns and business revenues over the last 5 years is impactful. Including building activities, hotels, supplies, restaurants, property taxes, sports equipment, plumbers, electricians, snow plowers, carpenters, foundation crews, well diggers, General contractors, the estimate is $4,650,000 and counting in 5 years for the the combined ownership. P.S. We still carry out our garbage and recycling, are members of the Fish and game and snowmobile clubs, golf, shop, wine and dine all over and yes even at the Saw Dust!

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