the lodge


George Washington Scout Reservation
View of the Lodge

The photo on the left shows the Lodge. The building is currently used as a home, and is in good condition. The Lodge sits up on stilts, with a long walkway from the road. During periods of heavy rain, water flows down the road and under the Lodge.
The Lodge was a nice place to hold unit activities, such as Eagle Award ceremonies. The main meeting room had a big, walk-in, stone fireplace, built by the scouts. Many older leaders will tell you about when they helped build the fireplace.
There is a stone barbecue grill behind the Lodge, large enough to accommodate unit size groups. The above ground swimming pool was located near the rear corner of the Lodge, on the chimney side.
The photo on the right is the Ranger's House. Originally, this was the home of Colonel and Mrs. Kenneth MacIntosh, who donated their estate to the George Washington Council, BSA. The house sits at the very end of the road, close to the cliff, where it commands a magnificent view of the area.
The house features a semi-circular, screened-in porch on the cliff side, that affords views of the river, Lambertville and north, New Hope and much of Bucks County. I have several photos from the porch, but none of them manage to convey the magnificent vista. So you will have to take my word for it, Scout's Honor.
The photographs were taken during our visit on November 11, 2003.

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Nov 11, 2003