Boxwell Day, 2023


On July 5, 1921 the VERY FIRST Boxwell opened in Linton, TN.

A truck picked up Scouts going to camp at the intersection of the Belle Meade and Harding Road at 10am and 4:30pm.  Camp only ran for about three weeks at the time and cost less than $6 a week!

We are hoping to start a new tradition, not just here at VirtualBoxwell, but across Middle Tennessee Council by celebrating BOXWELL DAY–a day commemorating the opening of the first Boxwell.

Share this message far and wide.  If you use social media, share the post.  If you are looking on the website, share the link.  Spread the word so that everyone knows this is a new Middle Tennessee Council holiday!

Thank you to all the professionals, volunteers and staff members who have worked for 100 summers to keep Boxwell alive and flourishing!

Boxwell Day, 2020

Fall Book Tour, 2022

Cookeville Presentation, October 10

Cookeville, tonight’s the night. I will be giving my presentation on the History of Boxwell at 7pm this evening at Vol State’s Cookeville Higher Education Campus (CHEC) at 1000 Neal Street in Room 224. I’ll be giving the talk and selling and signing books.

This is a great opportunity to see those of you a little outside the immediate Nashville Area. I’ll hope you’ll come out!

When: Monday, October 10, 2022
Time: 7 PM
Where: Vol State’s Cookeville Campus
1000 Neal Street, Room #224 Neal Street, Room #224

October 10, 2022, 7PM, Vol State Cookeville Campus, 1000 Neal Street, Room #224

For the Good of the Program: Fall Book Tour

Gallatin Main Street Festival, 2022

If you’re in the Gallatin area today, Saturday, October 1, come to downtown Gallatin for the Main Street Festival. From 11 am to 2pm, I’ll be selling and signing books in front of the Public Library with other local authors. At the very least, come say hello and let’s get a photo together!

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

Boxwell History Book News

A nice article on _For the Good of the Program_ over in _The Wilson Post_. Order a paperback copy at Or if you would liked a signed hard copy or a personal visit/talk at your troop meeting this fall, reach out to

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