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Glen Gray Traveling Exhibit
||A traveling exhibit about Camp Glen
Gray; its history, the emergency, and the effort to preserve
the camp; is available
to troops, dens, and other FOGG members for fundraising and awareness purposes.
It has pictures, newspaper clippings, and a rack of brochures. It can be placed
in a public space, such as your local library or town hall for a month; or you
can use it on a one-time basis for a meeting. Contact Erik
On March 10, 2001, Troop 13, Montclair, set up tables around Montclair,
New Jersey and asked residents to bring old jars of coins and cans of
spare change for its "Coin Collection for Camp." The troop
raised over $1200.
Wear uniforms (they give credibility)
Offer free pick-ups to donors who can't make it to the collection site.
Get Publicity: send a press release to your local paper one week before
the event. A sample is below for you to copy.
you'd like more information on how it was done write:
of Press Release (revised):
Coin Collection for Camp
Union Congregational Church's Boy Scout
Troop 13 is working to save Camp Glen Gray in Mahwah.
Founded in 1917, Camp Glen Gray is located on 820 acres of pristine forest
in the Ramapo Mountains and is used by over 5000 scouts every year.
Boys from all across the metro area learn responsibility for their
environment, their community, and for themselves.
Troop 13 is hoping Montclair residents
will bring their old jars of pennies, and cans of spare change to its
" Coin Collection for Camp" this Saturday, March 10, from 8:30
an to 12:30 pm.
Troop members will be available at Chase
Bank in Watchung Plaza and at Beyond the Bagel on Bellevue Avenue. For
those who can't get out, pick-ups are available by calling (973)
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