The Big Four
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.
Read more about the Capital Campaign leading to the new Boxwell.
Dedication, 1960. Stahlman, Murrey, Akers, and Parnell together
The Questionnaire closes tonight.
We’ve had just over 50 responses. I know there are more!
If you were/are a Boxwell staff member, I encourage you to complete the questionnaire below. By all means, give me your favorite camp stories/memories, but PLEASE spend some time on the leadership questions. Understanding the people and their leadership qualities/styles is an important part of my research.
I will be closing access to the survey on March 31, 2018. You have less than two weeks.
Thank you for your help. It is greatly appreciated.
Based on today’s interview with Andrew Whitt, some brief corrections were made to the Stahlman leadership history for the 1980s and 1990s. Clearly still some holes in the 1990s, so if you can help, let us know.
It is winter, so time for a banner update. Below is the original photo from Steve Belew from January 2010.
We’ve also updated the copyright to 2018 and made minor grammatical changes to the “Did You Know?” section on the home page.
Grizzard Gateway in the Snow by Ranger Steve Belew, January 30, 2010.