Time for a new Banner image! This new image comes courtesy of Stahlman Con Yard Staff member Jeremy Gillard. The original 2004 photo is below.
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.
All copyright dates have been updated to reflect 2020.
Have a great year everyone! We’ll see you soon!
The VirtualBoxwell Team
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…
New Banner image loaded to the VirtualBoxwell.org site. Here is the original, taken by Grady Eades, today, October 14, 2019. This is the boat dock for the CubWorld Aquatics area.
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!