Winter Camping at Toad Hollow
George Washington Council
Trenton Times November, 1934

Limited facilities Restrict Its Use
to One Troop at a Time

Toad Hollow is a name known hazily to many people but with the exception of hundreds of Scouts who belong to troops making this site a hike objective during the Winter, few have ever seen the sight.
 
A good troop can operate an overnight camp in zero weather without health risks. The scoutmaster has a better than average knowledge of camping and is concerned about his boys. He will exercise extreme caution in teaching his troop the fundamentals of camping.
 
Toad Hollow was started with the hope of meeting the great need of Trenton troops for a quiet place in the woods where outdoor camping might be practiced. Each year more than 2,000 campers have visited the place.
 
Trenton Times writes about Toad Hollow
Click above for some articles about Toad Hollow that have appeared in the Trenton Times. These articles were researched and comtributed by David Patterson.

These campers have brought their own tents in many cases, but in the coldest weather they have slept in the cabin. Limited accommodations will permit only one troop at a time to use the site.
 
The most successful Scouting is that which employs actual outdoor Scout work after reading about it. There is no keener pleasure to offer a man or boy than a night in the woods after he learns to take care of himself. The Winter camp is a fundamental Scout need. The council hopes that Toad Hollow will continue its growth until there will be facilities to accommodate all the troops that want to go there each week.
 
Toad Hollow was officially closed in 1935. Official Closing Announcement

ask jos:
Just to confuse things, there are references to a Toad Hollow at the Order of the Arrow Lodge in Stacy Park, and later around 1941 to a Toad Hollow in the Hamilton area. Even worse, there is a Toad Lane in Ringos. Was there a famous Toad family from the Trenton area?

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September 12, 1999