Camp Kootaga

Camp Kootaga (HM2EMY)

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N 39° 8.884', W 81° 21.914'

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Boy Scouts of America

You are entering the northwest side of Camp Kootaga, a 634 acre Boy Scout Camp situated on the Hughes River in Wirt County, West Virginia. Camp Kootaga is officially known as the George A. Stevenson Reservation of the local Allohak Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
This camp property was purchased in 1922 by Don Lowe who represented the local active Gim-O-Gash Tribe of the Boy Scouts. The first formal summer camp was held that year on the Hughes River on this new property. The campers were boy scout troops from Parkersburg with Don Lowe acting as Camp Director. In 1929, a Kiowa Indian named J. Dougannah helped run the summer camp program. He gave many leaders Indian names and named the Camp "Kootaga" which means "Good Friends." Since then, Camp Kootaga has dutifully served as an active yearlong campground with the main mission continuing to be to serve as a training ground to help develop young men into outstanding individuals and citizens representing the best that The Scouting Adventure has to offer.
Donated by the Family of Larry & Lori Young
Placed ByFamily of Larry & Lori Young
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Date Added Thursday, February 28th, 2019 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 468439 N 4333271
Decimal Degrees39.14806667, -81.36523333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 8.884', W 81° 21.914'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 8' 53.04" N, 81° 21' 54.84" W
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