Kittatinny Mountain Scout Reservation
Thomas A. Edison Council
1969 to December 31, 1998
Taken from the
40th Anniversary of KMSR Program
printed July 23, 1988
The Middlesex Council Boy Scouts of America merged in 1969 with the Raritan Council, and presently chartered as the Thomas A. Edison Council, purchased the Kittatinny Mountain Scout Reservation (KMSR) from the Lake Ashroe Company on April 15, 1948. The reservation was dedicated on August 6, 1950 as Camp Sakawawin. The portion south of Struble Road in January 1971 (the original camp) kept its name and the newer portion after construction was named Cowaw. This was done to preserve the history and tradition of the camp prior to the merger of the Raritan and Middlesex Councils. Later that year (August 1971) the entire reservation was renamed Kittatinny Mountain Scout Reservation. The new name permitted easier promotion and management of the camp plus recognized the consolidation of the new Boy Scout Council.
KMSR is over 510 acres in beautiful Sussex County, NJ, nestled between Stokes State Forest and the Appalachian Trail. More than half of the scout reservation is a lake and there are 13 camp sites plus several service buildings.
We welcome you to enjoy this beautiful facility and hope you will leave with many pleasant camping memories.