Camp Portaferry Sold

Central New York scout council agrees to sell Boy Scout camp for $487,500

Follow the link for the full story. I had heard from Mike Hinman at the CNY TOR this past weekend, that the Camp may have been sold, and now it is “in the paper.”

Land First, of Lacona, agreed to pay $487,500 for the 388-acre Camp Portaferry in the towns of Pitcairn and Fern in St. Lawrence County, the council announced Monday. The Salina-based council has 7,000 scouts and more than 3,000 adult leaders in Cayuga, Jefferson, Lewis, Onondaga, Oswego and St. Lawrence counties.

Land First plans to develop the land into private residences, with a minimum of seven acres per lot, said Scott Armstrong, the council’s vice president of public affairs. He said the company has a record of being environmentally friendly.

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“To cherish and stimulate the activity of the human mind, by multiplying the objects of enterprise, is not among the least considerable of the expedients, by which the wealth of a nation may be promoted.” –Alexander Hamilton


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