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Camp Menotomy was formerly Camp Wauganakit for boys until 1935, under the direction of Dr Matthew C O'Brien. In 1939, however it was purchased by Arlington Girl Scouts, Inc. and became Camp Menotomy officially opening on July 2 of that year with 46 campers. From 1963 - 1980, it was run by the Mistick Side Girl Scout Council. Since 1980, the camp has been operated by the Patriots' Trail Girl Scout Council.

Menotomy is the old Indian name for the area now known as Arlington and translates as a "place of swift running water."

In 1989, during the camp's 50th anniversary, one family attended with three generations of Menotomy campers.

  Camp Menotomy Opens 1939 Letter To Incoming Councelors
  1944 Brochure 1944 Brochure Map
  Camp Menotomy 1956  



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