Guide to Schiff Scout Reservation (1962)
Written by Gunnar Berg and revised by Ernie Schmidt in 1962, these are a few pages from the Guide, showing maps of Schiff and its hiking trails.
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The Chief Scout of the British Commonwealth and Empire with the Chief Scout of the BSA. Lord Rowallan (Thomas Corbett), center, and James E. West in the Manor House at Schiff in 1946. Lord Rowallen was a Scottish Baron who became Governor of Tasmania in the 1950s. He served at Gallipoli in WWI and in the British Expeditionary Force in France at the outbreak of WWII. West had been Chief Scout Executive and was in retirement. West died two years later. Lord Rowallan died in 1977. His heirs have been forced to sell their estates as a result of death taxes in the UK.
Aerial view of Schiff. Lake Therese with waterfront on the north side. Manor House and Schiff Hall are at the west end of the lake; main gate and boat barn just below left end of the lake. Attendees cottages were in the wooded area to the left of the cleared area above the waterfront.
NTS/NEI class members were divided into patrols. Each patrol had a cottage that housed eight to ten people. There was a small lounge area, bedrooms and bathroom in each cottage.