Remembering the Staff, 2010

A mere ten years ago brings us the staffs of 2010. Hugh Travis was Council Executive and Carl Adkins was the Reservation Director. The Reservation had just celebrated its 50th Anniversary and had grown quite a bit over the previous ten years, especially in Camp Light in what is now known as the High Adventure Area.

Camp Stahlman was led by Danny Waltman as Program Director and Steve Eubank as Camp Director. At Camp Craig, Ian Weir was Program Director and Tony Turner was Camp Director. CubWorld was led by co-Program Director Jake Jones and Jody Looper and Camp Directors Lee Kashdan and Lindsey Sublett. And there is a slew of reservation programs! COPE was led by Nic Jared, the Boat Harbor by Michael Allen, the Shotgun Range by James Bryant, the NRA Light Rifle Program by William Bridgers, and the Pool by John Kasper. Steve Belew was the head ranger.

We have staff photos for Craig, Stahlman, CubWorld, Administrative Staff, and the Pool staff. All by John Kasper.

Camp Craig Staff, 2010
Camp Craig Staff, 2010
Camp Stahlman Staff, 2010
Camp Stahlman Staff, 2010
CubWorld Staff, 2010
CubWorld Staff, 2010
Administration and Support Staff, 2010
Administration and Support Staff, 2010
Reservation Pool Staff, 2010
Reservation Pool Staff, 2010

Remembering the Staff, 2000

The Millennium staff of 2000 had a lot going on! Joe Long was now Council Executive and Ron Turpin was Reservation Director. Because of the 1994 Capital Development Campaign, the Boat Harbor was now back in full force and Murrey had been transformed into CubWorld. Parnell however was closed and would never again see the light of day as a resident camp.

Stahlman was led by Program Director Andy Verble and Camp Director David Williams. Camp Craig was led by Program Director Michael Salazar and Camp Director Carl Denton. COPE was led by Lance Ussery and Bill Freeman was the head ranger. Both the leadership of the Boat Harbor and CubWorld have, unfortunately, been lost to history.

Shown here is a full Boxwell staff (entire reservation) photo as well as a Stahlman Staff Photo and a Craig Staff photo. All taken by John Kasper (we think).

Reservation Staff, 2000
Boxwell Reservation Staff, 2000
Camp Stahlman Staff, 2000
Camp Stahlman Staff, 2000
Camp Craig Staff, 2000
Camp Craig Staff, 2000

Remembering the Staff, 1990

Thirty years ago brings us to the year of 1990. In 1990 Scouting dropped Skill Awards and moved back to rank requirements. Hershel Tolbert was still Council Executive and Tom Willhite was still Reservation Director.

Stahlman’s Program Director in 1990 was Brent Limbaugh with Larry Green as his Camp Director. At Camp Craig was Jerry Barnett as Program Director with Greg King as Camp Director. Parnell was closed for the next two summers. The Boat Harbor was still closed, but COPE now existed and John Hickman was its Director. Camp Murrey was still alive and run by Christy Willhite. And yes, Pearl Schleicher was still running the kitchen!

We have staff photos for Stahlman and Craig for 1990, both taken by Business Manager Russ Parham.

Camp Craig Staff, 1990
Camp Craig Staff, 1990
Camp Stahlman Staff, 1990
Camp Stahlman Staff, 1990

Remembering the Staff, 1980

Forty years ago was the summer of 1980. Hershel Tolbert was Council Executive and Tom Willhite was now in his 5th year at Reservation Director. The red staff hat was now part of Staff life. Everyone was happy to get back to normal in 1980 as Stahlman was closed for the first and only time in 1979.

Ernie Ragsdale moved to Stahlman as Program Director after having spent the previous year at Camp Craig. At Parnell, Perry Bruce served as the Program Director. Camp Directors was professionals Doug Clevinger (Stahlman) and Buff Groth (Parnell). Craig was built, but closed. The two year rotation with Parnell had begun. The Boat Harbor was closed, COPE had not yet been built, and Camp Murrey still existed, run by Gladys Roberts.

Seen here are both the Stahlman and Parnell Staff photos for 1980. Both taken by Russ Parham.

Stahlman Staff, 1980
Stahlman Staff, 1980
Parnell Staff, 1980
Parnell Staff, 1980

Remembering the Staff, 1970

We continue our look at the Boxwell Staffs through the decades. 50 years ago was the 1970 staff. The 1972 Capital Campaign was being quietly developed. The growth over the preceding years were strong enough to seriously consider a third resident camp.

In 1970, Ward Akers was still Council Executive. Ed Human came on as Reservation Director during Staff Week because the previous director Bruce Atkins had accepted a position for his own council. Jimmy Joe Jackson was entering his last year as Program Director at Parnell and Ted Naylor was serving his single year as Program Director at Stahlman. Kerry Parker ran the Boat Harbor and Bobby Smith was the ranger. Elizabeth Jackson ran Camp Murrey.

There are no staff photos for any of these years. The best we can do is this Stahlman Kitchen staff photo from 1970. Pearl Schleicher still ran the kitchen. Jerry Barnett was Stahlman Kitchen Director. And the photo belongs to the collection of first year staff member Russ Parham.

Stahlman Kitchen Staff, 1970
Stahlman Kitchen Staff, 1970