Interview Transcription Project

**I have entered the final two weeks of my campaign and am quite short of my goal. Please remember any sized contribution brings my closer to my goal. I’ll spend the next two weeks showing you why you should contribute!**

Allow me to introduce Carl Adkins. Carl Adkins was Boxwell’s Reservation Director from 2004 to 2017, making him the second longest serving Reservation Director at Old Hickory Boxwell. If you want to understand the modern camp, this is the man to explain it.

I interviewed Carl on November 15, 2017. We spoke about his time working with Ernie Ragsdale, his time working in Council Finance, the challenges of being Reservation Director, as well as a host of characters and really just simple mechanics about how and why things work the way they do.

To be honest, it was a much more frank and honest conversation than I had expected! Carl and I spoke for almost 2 solid hours. If you know Carl, you know this by itself is a major accomplishment!

Nevertheless, these are two hours I need transcribed.

Carl’s story represents the modern era and what Scouting–and Scout camp–have been trying to accomplish for the last twenty years. It’s a story that is perhaps more complex than you might first think and it is part of the story I want to tell.

Please, help me reach my goal. Contribute to the Boxwell Interview Transcription Project: to get this interview transcribed so I can produce a history of Camp Boxwell for its centennial in 2021.


Carl Adkins at the Health Lodge for our interview, November 2017.

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