Site Update, January 13, 2018

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.

Website Update

It was time to update the banner image.  The logo doesn’t work as well as we would like with this image once it is made into a banner, but the original image is a great one.  Below is the original by Jeremy Gillard.  This is a photo of John Hutchins at Horseshoe in 2004.

Hutchins Gillard 2004

Photo of John Hutchins at Horseshoe in 2004 by Jeremy Gillard

Informal Poll

Informal Poll:
If we were to produce something for Boxwell’s centennial, what would you most like to see?
1) A full-on history book (250-300 pgs)
2) A short history book, heavy on anecdotes (150-175 pgs)
3) A coffee table book of photos
4) Something else entirely (give suggestions)
It is time to do some long term planning, so we’re curious what people would be most excited about.

News and Website Updates, August 2017

We have some site updates and Boxwell related news to pass on.

First, the news.  Reservation Director Carl Adkins has announced his retirement, effective December 31 of this year.  He will be a consultant for 2018 to help the transition for the new person, who has not yet been announced.  A new era is upon us!

Next, we’ve completed some site updates over the last few days.  Here are the changes:

2017 Staff Photos added.  Thanks to Meredith MaGuirk, Craig Carpenter, and Ed Mason for the photos.1996 Stahlman Staff Photo added.  Thanks to Alex Cox for submitting a “lost” photo!
Craig Updates:
Stahlman Updates:
Reservation Updates:

Staff Hats added for 2015-2017.  Thanks to Ed Mason for keeping tracking of these.
Staff Hat “Exhibit”:

There are more changes/updates coming this fall.

Happy Boxwell Day!

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!

Boxwell Day

The four Boxwells: Linton, Narrows of the Harpeth, Rock Island, Old Hickory Lake