As the centennials of both Boxwell and the Council approach, we have been hard at work researching both. While we have a more comprehensive work in progress for 2021, we felt like it was time to share some of work. Thus, for the start of 2019, we give you a significant content update for VirtualBoxwell.org. Here’s the breakdown:
1) A new banner image is this photo of Woodbadge pond in the snow of 2010. The original photo is below. It was taken by Head Ranger Steve Belew.
4) New material has been added and updated to the Primer section. All of the camp namesakes now have a history in People & Positions. All three Boxwells have been added to the People and Things section.
We try to keep our material here up to date, which is sometimes hard when there has been as much activity at Boxwell lately as there has been… and even more coming in the future! Nevertheless, we give you some quick updates to the website with more formal photos in this Sunday’s posting.
So, the updates:
1) The big updates are at CubWorld. The map and all the accompanying pop up pages that go with it have been updated. There have been several changes at CubWorld this summer and the new map reflects those changes. There are photos for those new structures as well. http://www.virtualboxwell.org/cubworld.php
2) We’ve updated the banner image. The original photo is below, taken Wednesday, June 20 by Grady Eades.
3) We are working on updating our staff lists. We’ve added Jason Flannery as the new Reservation director and some of the leadership at Craig and Stahlman. In the long-term queue is to build a director history for CubWorld. We hope to have that before the end of the year. http://www.virtualboxwell.org/staff.php
Over the last several weeks, we’ve posted something on each of the Boxwells. We walked through something special for each of the first three Camp Boxwells. It seemed appropriate this week to end on the “new” Boxwell.
The “new” Boxwell was not just new because it was new facilty at a new location, though both of these points were true. It was also new because no longer was it “Camp Boxwell,” but Boxwell Reservation. The entire enterprise had increased increased by orders of magnitude. Where the Linton Boxwell had 80 Scouts at week for six weeks, Boxwell Reservation had hundreds of Scouts a week in not one, but two resident camps and ran for eight weeks!
Seen here are the men who made it happen and the namesakes of the new camps in the reservation. From left to right, E. B. Stahlman, E. E. Murrey, Ward E. Akers, and R. L. Parnell. All the details point to this photo being from 1960–the first year of the new Boxwell Reservation.