Boxwell History Book Pre-Order

This is it! Pre-order on the first ever Boxwell History book, For the Good of the Program, ends tomorrow, August 31. Copies bought during the pre-order will be signed by the author.

Written by historian and former staff member Grady Eades, For the Good of the Program explores how a changing society led to changes in the Scouting program as delivered as summer camp. It utilizes a hundred years of newspaper articles and hundreds of hours of interviews and personal stories. It tells about the personalities who made the camp program happen and how Boxwell has changed over the last century.

Order your copy here: https://mtcbsa.doubleknot.com/event/a-century-of-middle-tennessee-scouting-at-boxwell-1921-2021-book-pre-order-cc120/2832417

Boxwell History Book

Below is from this month’s Scout Shorts e-mail blast (with the corrected link). SPREAD THE WORD. Only two weeks left in the pre-order!

History of Boxwell Book

The Middle Tennessee Council will release a book detailing the history of Boxwell to commemorate the camp’s centennial. Written by historian and former staff member Grady Eades, For the Good of the Program: A Century of Middle Tennessee Scouting at Boxwell, 1921-2021 explores how changes in society affected program at summer camp. From elected Scout councils to family style feeding to wildly successful capital campaigns, the books covers all four Boxwells from Linton to Old HIckory Lake. Eades uses hundreds of hours of interviews as well extensive newspaper research and the Council’s own records to tell the story. It is the first book written on the Boy Scouts’ summer camp program in Tennessee and only the second on middle Tennessee Scouting in general.

An author signed copy of For the Good of the Program is available for pre-order until August 31, 2021. It can be pre-ordered here: https://mtcbsa.doubleknot.com/event/a-century-of-middle-tennessee-scouting-at-boxwell-1921-2021-book-pre-order-cc120/2832417

100th Anniversary Reunion Gatherings

All former Scouts and Scouters are invited to join us for the Scouting Alumni Reunion to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Middle Tennessee Council (MTC). On Saturday, September 25, 2021 the MTC will host an Alumni Reunion gathering as part of the Council 100th Anniversary Jamboree at Boxwell Reservation. The Alumni Reunion is opportunity for Scouts and Scouters from across generations to come together for friendship and fellowship and to celebrate Scouting. The reunion will take place at the Order of the Arrow Lodge at Boxwell from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm and will have a different theme every half hour. Each theme will include a short presentation. You are welcome to attend as many sessions as you like. A schedule of the themes is listed below.

Wood Badge Alumni (1:00 – 1:30)
Eagle Scout Alumni (1:30 – 2:00)
Boxwell Camp Staff Alumni (2:00 – 2:30)
Order of the Arrow Alumni (2:30 – 3:00)
Silver Beaver Alumni (3:00 – 3:30 )
Executive Board Alumni (3:30 – 4:00)

We hope to see you there to reminisce about old times while seeing Scouting in action today.

Questions? Contact Linda Carter, Assoc. Development Director at lcarter@mtcbsa.org

REGISTER here: https://mtcbsa.doubleknot.com/event/100th-anniversary-jamboree-reunions-cc657/2633215

For the Good of the Program Pre-Order

For the Good of the Program: A Century of Middle Tennessee Scouting at Boxwell, 1921-2021

Have you ordered your history of Boxwell yet? The book contains history on all four Boxwell locations, maps, photos, and stories.

On reader of an early draft commented, “I will say that even though my family and I have no history with scouting, I found it to be a highly engaging exploration of how various moments in U.S. and local history during the last century are reflected through the lens of a local youth organization such as scouting.”

The book is available for pre-order until August 31, 2021 here: https://mtcbsa.doubleknot.com/event/a-century-of-middle-tennessee-scouting-at-boxwell-1921-2021-book-pre-order-cc120/2832417

For the Good of the Program

For the Good of the Program: A Century of Middle Tennessee Scouting at Boxwell, 1921-2021

Have you ordered your history of Boxwell yet? The book contains history on all four Boxwell locations, maps, photos, and stories. As explained by one former staff member from the Willhite era who read an early draft explained, “Reading through these chapters has been a pleasure. No matter which generation you belong to, reading this book will feel like sitting around the campfire with others from Boxwell’s history to tell stories, share experiences and what it means to wear the red hat. “

The book is available for pre-order until August 31, 2021 here: https://mtcbsa.doubleknot.com/event/a-century-of-middle-tennessee-scouting-at-boxwell-1921-2021-book-pre-order-cc120/2832417