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Five Deaf Eagle Scouts
rayezell_2000 posted a topic in Scouting HistoryIn the late 1920s, the Stonewall Jackson Council chartered two Boy Scout troops (Nos. 2 and 10) at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind in Staunton, Virginia. Containing scouts exclusively that suffered from hearing and sight handicaps, these units soon became top performing troops in the council. Read more of the history of Scouting at the VSDB here.
Camp Townsend at Wonderland Park, 1919-1922
rayezell_2000 posted a topic in Scouting HistoryBefore coming to occupy Camp Townsend at Wonderland Park, several Knox County Boy Scout council troops held one of their first summer camps at “the sinks” along Little River at “Camp Helpful”, approximately three miles upstream from Elkmont in 1915. The Knox County council would return to the vicinity four years later and conduct their official summer resident camp with much greater effect. Read about the Knox County Boy Scout council's use of the summer camp at a popular resort now located in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park... read here
Legends from Scout Camp "Wootten"
FrankBoss posted a topic in Scouting HistoryI've been writing little Stories for a while and blogging a bit. Of course being a diehard Scouter I tend to gravitate to the topic of Scouting. Last year the local council removed a old building and I wanted to share the history to as many scouts as possible... It's a good story! My Series The Legends from Scout Camp "Wootten" Thanks for sharing FrankBoss