Longs Peak Council
Boy Scouts of America
Camp Patiya History
Camp Patiya was originally a camp for the Camp Fire Girls. The Camp Fire
Council purchased the original twenty acres for the camp in 1960 and began
holding group and family camps shortly thereafter. All the buldings on site
were constructed between 1963 and 1981. In 1977, an additional ten acres of land
was donated, bringing the camp to its present size.
Camp Fire continued to hold group camping year round and Day Camps in the
summers. In the 1980's, membership in Camp Fire declined. In 1987, it was
determined that the goals for operating the camp could best be met by
transferring the ownership to Longs Peak Council, Boy Scouts of America. This
happened in April, 1987.
Since the property was acquired by the Boy Scouts, the land has continued to
be used in the same general way that the earlier owners had envisioned. It is
used mainly for short-term camping, servicing primarily the youth of Longs Peak
Council. Other Scouting groups also use the facility, and several times a year
it is used for training the adults who work with the Scouts.
At Home in the Hills, and was given by
the Camp Fire Council in December, 1967.
The Camp Patiya Logo is taken directly from the emblem designed by Camp Fire,
with the addition of Scouting's traditional trefoil. The symbolism in the logo
is represented by 4 natural elements:
- Mountains - meaning high ideals
- Sun - standing for health and happiness
- Stream -
symbolizing purpose and helpfulness
- Birds - meaning joy in the
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