Haskins Preserve at Camp Resolute
In May 2011, a 20-acre parcel of land that abuts Camp Resolute was purchased
to protect further development of the neighboring property located behind the
Smith Amphitheatre and Bryant Health Lodge.
The Knox Trail Council was able to acquire the land thanks to a bequest left in the will of Joyce C. Haskins, a former volunteer with Troop 18 in Milford and a volunteer staff member of the Algonquin and Knox Trail Councils. Joyce’s love of Scouting and the outdoor experience that the Scouting program provides to Scouts was tantamount in the decision to use her bequest to acquire the property.
On July 21, 2011, this 20 acre parcel of land was dedicated, in the memory of Joyce Haskins, and it will be known from this day forward as the Haskins Preserve at Camp Resolute. Development of the land is already underway with Scouts clearing trails and working on Wilderness Survival Merit Badge by building shelters and completing their overnight camping this summer camp season. Additional trail clearing will continue throughout the summer. The land has many historic stone walls and vernal pools providing even more opportunities for outdoor education.
Photos and video from the dedication