This gentlemen is Ken Connelly. He’s retired now, but he was a professional Scouter for a long, LONG time. In fact, he was a District Executive in the 1960s and later Finance Director in the 1970s. He eventually got his own Council and then came back to Middle Tennessee as Council Executive in the early 1990s. He then went on to Regional and National Posts before retiring back in the mid-state area. He has vast experience!
And in terms of Boxwell, why does he matter? He was a Camp Director in 1967. He was the Finance Director during the 1972 Capital Development Campaign. He was on the “Blue Ribbon Committee” that investigated the Ward Akers allegations in 1975. He was the Council Executive for the 1994 Capital Development Campaign. In short, he’s been around for some pretty major moments.
We had a fantastic chat down at the Jet Potter Center on December 11, 2017. In fact, we spoke for over four hours!
This is an interview I need transcribed. Indeed, Ken’s interview is critical to understanding the inner workings of the Council at several crucial moments in Boxwell’s modern history.
Please, time is running out. There are only two weeks left in this campaign; help me reach my goal. Contribute to the Boxwell Interview Transcription Project: https://www.gofundme.com/boxwell-history-transcription-project to get this interview transcribed so I can produce a history of Camp Boxwell for its centennial in 2021.