Happy New Year!
2020 is an important year for Middle Tennessee Boy Scouting. This is considered the centennial of the Middle Tennessee Council. The Nashville Council was organized in March 1920 and this was the predecessor to the Middle Tennessee Council. (If you are interested in the Council’s Centennial events, go here: https://www.mtcbsa.org/anniversary). Happy Centennial everyone!
While we do have some centennial events planned here at VirtualBoxwell, we have some more immediate concerns: website updates.
We have a new banner image. Shown here is Camp Stahlman on January 31, 2010 after a good snow. The photo is by Steve Belew, head ranger at the time. See below.
2019 Staff photos for Stahlman, Craig, the Reservation, and Boat Harbor have been added. Unfortunately, we have no staff photo for the CubWorld Staff at this time.
All copyright dates have been updated to reflect 2020.
Have a great year everyone! We’ll see you soon!
The VirtualBoxwell Team
Camp Stahlman Dining Hall in the snow, January 2010
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you out there from all of us here at VirtualBoxwell! Have a wonderful and safe holiday!
And, in what is now an official holiday tradition here, we give you this photo of DE Buff Groth (Camp Director at Parnell in 1980) sitting on the lap of Tom Willhite (Santa; Reservation Director, 1976-1994).
See you all again in 2020, the Centennial of the Middle Tennessee Council. We have a few things planned…
Tom Willhite as Santa Claus as a Council Christmas party; 1980 Parnell Camp Director Buff Groth on his lap
Congratulations John Zumbro
We wanted to give a shout out to Assistant Ranger John Zumbro today. John will be leaving Boxwell as he has landed the Head Ranger position at the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch in the Long Peaks Council in Colorado.
Pictured here is Ranger Rob Ward (left) and John (right, in truck) in 2018. John was not only a former Stahlman staff member, but as we have showcased before, he was married on Boxwell Reservation property!
Congratulations and good luck to John and his wife Paula from the VirtualBoxwell team!
Rob Ward (left) and John Zumbro (right) at Stahlman Dining Hall, 2018
Here is our final installment of “Remembering the Staff.” Once we get the 2019 staff photos, we’ll upload those to the website. In the meantime, let’s take a look back at 2009. Carl Adkins was Reservation director and Steve Belew was the head ranger. Nat Hudson was in his second year as Program Director at Stahlman as was Program Director Aaron Patten at Craig. There were a slew of other programs by this point. Running the Boat Harbor was Michael Allen, at COPE Kyle Duckworth, at the pool John Kasper, and at the NRA Light Rifle Program was Pat “Old Soldier” Deugaw. Oh yeah, there was CubWorld too. Jody Looper was Program Director.
Featured here are the staff photos for Stahlman, Craig, Cubworld, the Pool, and the Administrative Staff. Enjoy!
Stahlman Staff, 2009
Craig Staff, 2009
Reservation Administrative Staff, 2009
Pool Staff, 2009