Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July! Have a great and safe holiday. Enjoy this pic of fireworks from the OA Lodge, concluding a joint campfire, 2018. Collection of Grady Eades.

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Pre-Camp Boxwell Help

FORMER STAFF! Camp is just a few weeks away and there is still a good deal to do to prepare. One of the rangers was recently injured, slowing the amount of work that can be completed in this critical period before summer camp.

Over the next two to three weeks, if you have time you can spare–a few hours, half a day, an afternoon, a full day, whatever–please come out to the reservation. You can mow. You can spray for ticks. You can do any number of other jobs that are needed to help get camp ready to go for summer 2022.

Contact with Jason Flannery with your availability and what you can do to help. Any little bit will help!

Jason Flannery
615-294-0865
jflannery@mtcbsa.org

Now is your chance to drive a tractor again. Be like Cory Younts!!

Merry Christmas 2021

As has become a tradition around here, we present you with Tom Willhite as Santa Claus. DE Buff Groth is asking for gifts!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

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Tom Willhite as Santa Claus at a Council Christmas party; 1980 Parnell Camp Director Buff Groth on his lap

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

For the Good of the Program

For the Good of the Program: A Century of Middle Tennessee Scouting at Boxwell, 1921-2021

Have you ordered your history of Boxwell yet? The book contains history on all four Boxwell locations, maps, photos, and stories. As explained by one former staff member from the Willhite era who read an early draft explained, “Reading through these chapters has been a pleasure. No matter which generation you belong to, reading this book will feel like sitting around the campfire with others from Boxwell’s history to tell stories, share experiences and what it means to wear the red hat. “

The book is available for pre-order until August 31, 2021 here: https://mtcbsa.doubleknot.com/event/a-century-of-middle-tennessee-scouting-at-boxwell-1921-2021-book-pre-order-cc120/2832417