From the Archives, June 9, 2024

Craig’s 50th Anniversary

On July 11, 1974, Camp Craig was officially dedicated. Indeed, most of the buildings that were constructed as part of the 1972 Capital Campaign were dedicated that day, including the Trading Posts and cabins at Stahlman and Parnell, the cabins at Murrey, and the Health Lodge. The crown jewel of the day though Camp Craig.

There were a number of Council luminaries present including the Craig family, Robert Stanford (of Chapel fame), Jimmy Stevens, Ed Human, Tom Willhite, Larry Green, Wilbur Creighton, III, Ken Connelly, and of course Ward Akers. There were a numbers of Scouts present as well. Indeed, there were scout displays all along Craig road, including an axe yard, a first aid station, a model campsite, and a knot display.

Seen here is Robert Stanford, Jr., father of Don Stanford. Standing on the stage in Craig dining hall, Stanford had two presentations that evening. One was presenting the Silver Beaver recipients with their award and the other was making the presentation for the Health Corporation of American Health Lodge. Behind him you can see several plaques (most yet to be revealed!) that would hang on the various new structures around the reservation.

Happy 50th birthday Camp Craig.  Photo by Michael Seay.

Robert Stanford, 1974

Robert Stanford, Jr., at the dedication ceremonies for the 1972 Capital Campaign, July 11, 1974.

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