From the Archives, September 5, 2021

Boxwell History Video: Part 5

We are pleased to premiere our newest History of Boxwell video. This month we continue our look at Boxwell Reservation at Old Hickory Lake. Because the Old Hickory Lake location’s story is such a big period, we’ve broken the history into three parts. The first part covered the Akers years, 1960-1975. The second part premieres today and covers the Willhite era, 1976-1996.

This particular video utilizes pieces of the 1987 promotional film “Boxwell Adventure ’87” and the 1995 promotional film. Additionally, it pulls (mostly) music from Jason Bradford’s homemade film “Boxwell Reservation” (1998) as well as utilizes the slides used in Camp Promotion in the late 1970s. And, of course, you’ll see photos here we’ve never put out to the public before. It also includes narration by staff members from the period. We hope you enjoy it.

Next month, the Modern Boxwell, 1997 to present. Until then, enjoy the History Of Boxwell, Part V: Boxwell Reservation at Old Hickory Lake, 1976-1996.

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

Boxwell History Pre-Order

Only three weeks left in the pre-order!

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 ordered at 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.

A new Boxwell History video

A new video on Boxwell’s history is coming! Join us on Sunday for the premiere of Part IV: Old Hickory Lake Boxwell, 1960-1975.

In the meantime, be sure to pre-order our Boxwell History if you haven’t done so already. Only three weeks left. https://mtcbsa.doubleknot.com/event/a-century-of-middle-tennessee-scouting-at-boxwell-1921-2021-book-pre-order-cc120/2832417