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Our Camp Ranger Captain Jack



Anyone who has been to Camp Strang in Goshen has probably met or seen our Camp Ranger, John "Captain Jack" Watson.

To give everyone an opportunity to know our Ranger, here are some thoughts written by the "Captain" himself:

The scouts call me Captain Jack. I started as camp ranger in 1997. I have two sons. I also have 2 Boxer dogs and several chickens.

I am on BSA National Camp School staff and teach Shooting Sports. I work full time as a Lieutenant for the Department of Correction (DOC) assigned to Maloney Center for Training and Staff Development (CTSD) serving as the Range Master for the Firearms Training Unit in Enfield CT. I have worked for DOC for 16 years. I have been teaching at Maloney CTSD for 12 years. Some of the subjects are deadly force, pistol, rifle, management of aggressive behavior, CPR instructor trainer, and suicide prevention just to name a few. I am also a volunteer fire fighter with the Goshen Fire Department, an EMT, and am on Ski Patrol at Mohawk

I enjoy the outdoors, swimming, hiking, and skiing. My most favorite thing at camp is interacting with the scouts. I love coming into the dinning hall and saying "How are you feeling Camp Strang?" The response from the scouts is "OUTSTANDING"! And then I give them a Marine Corp. bark. That is the best.   


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