Over the last few weeks, we’ve been running a series called “Camp Anecdotes,” little short stories from staff members about their lives at camp. We have more of these and will continue to share them.
However, we’d also like to hear YOUR stories. Take a few minutes and write down your two or three favorite camp staff stories. Keep it clean, but tell the story in as much detail as you would like. Send it on to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make your story part of “the archive.”
And, hopefully, we’ll post it here in the near future!
We have some site updates and Boxwell related news to pass on.
First, the news. Reservation Director Carl Adkins has announced his retirement, effective December 31 of this year. He will be a consultant for 2018 to help the transition for the new person, who has not yet been announced. A new era is upon us!
Next, we’ve completed some site updates over the last few days. Here are the changes:
2017 Staff Photos added. Thanks to Meredith MaGuirk, Craig Carpenter, and Ed Mason for the photos.1996 Stahlman Staff Photo added. Thanks to Alex Cox for submitting a “lost” photo!
Craig Updates: http://www.virtualboxwell.org/craig_staff.php
Stahlman Updates: http://www.virtualboxwell.org/stahlman_staff.php
Reservation Updates: http://www.virtualboxwell.org/reservation_staff.php
Staff Hats added for 2015-2017. Thanks to Ed Mason for keeping tracking of these.
Staff Hat “Exhibit”: http://www.virtualboxwell.org/spex_staf_hat.php
There are more changes/updates coming this fall.
Happy Boxwell Day!
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.
To that end, we ask for two things from you:
1) 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!
2) Take this opportunity to share your favorite Boxwell stories in the comments AND, if you are staff member, contact an old friend and reminisce about years gone by!
Thank you to all the professionals, volunteers and staff members who have worked for almost 100 years to keep Boxwell alive and flourishing!
Happy Boxwell Day everyone!
The four Boxwells: Linton, Narrows of the Harpeth, Rock Island, Old Hickory Lake
Happy Fourth of July from the Team at VirtualBoxwell.org!
Joint campfire closing, 1990. Collection of Grady Eades.
Burning Flag July Fourth Campfire closing, 1990