About Camp Sandy Beach
Located furthest into the camp ground and somewhat to the north of Medicine Bow lies Camp Sandy Beach. It was built in the late-1920s around Jesse H. Metcalf Lodge. Today, Sandy Beach calls itself the "youngest and most spirited camp" as well as "The Powerhouse of Yawgoog." It is also the largest of the three camps within the Yawgoog Reservation. Sandy Beach maintains the Lane-Bliven Rifle Range, the David Anderson Archery Range, the Trap Range, Kayaks and Paddleboards, the Sandy Beach Waterfront, the current New Frontiers Program, the Scoutmaster Essentials Program, and the Campcraft or Outdoor Skills center where scouts learn the traditional skills associated with scouting like Wilderness Survival, Orienteering or Camping. Sandy Beach's color is blue, and their main mascot is Jim the Moose. The camp also houses the Reservation Baker, who works in the Bake Shoppe attached to the kitchen. Sandy Beach's current Camp Director is Quintin Reynolds.
Camp Sandy Beach campsites are named after famous Americans in history and include the following: Abe Lincoln, Audubon, Backwoods, Davy Crockett, Donald H. Cady, George Washington, Jim Bridger, Jim Bowie, James West, John Glenn, Kit Carson, Lewis & Clark, Neil Armstrong, Norman Rockwell, Richard Byrd, Silver Buffalo, and Teddy Roosevelt.
SANDY BEACH CHAMPS The troop which displays the most Beach Pride and Scout Spirit during their week at camp will be awarded with the coveted and highly sought-after title of Sandy Beach Champs. While the award is heavily tracked through the earning of medallions for activities throughout the week, medallions are but one aspect in the overall judging of this award. The ideals of the Scout Oath and Law are the law of camp,and are therefore considered heavily and can help greatly in the quest for this prestigious title.