2020 Boxwell Staff Census

2020 Staff CensusGreetings Boxwell Staff member,

As you may be aware, 2020 is the centennial of the Middle Tennessee Council. Next year, 2021, is the centennial of Boxwell.  Events are being planned to commemorate both events.

Obviously, there will be a staff reunion in 2021.  But there will also be a staff alumni event at the Council’s Centennial Jamboree. The goal of the Reunion Committee is to track down every single staff member who has served on Boxwell staff.  And we need your help to do it.

Please follow the link below, which will give you a few more details and then send you to a Google document to update your contact information. With this information, we will be able to keep you up to date with these upcoming events as we are confident you will want to participate!

But more importantly, we share this link so that you can share it with your camp friends.  Please, send this link to any and every camp staff member you know; ask them to do the same.  Consider this the Boxwell Centennial Census and we need your help to complete it!

We’re looking forward to tracking everyone down and seeing you either this October, next summer, or both.

Please follow and forward this link: http://www.virtualboxwell.org/2021_staff_reunion.php

Grady Eades
2021 Reunion Committee Chairman


Website Updates, January 2020

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

Stahlman snow

Camp Stahlman Dining Hall in the snow, January 2010

Merry Christmas!!

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