BSA Troop 328

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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Summer Camp 2014

Our troop attended summer camp at Camp Stahlman on the Boxwell Scout Reservation next to Old Hickory Lake (near Nashville) from Sunday, June 22nd through Saturday, June 28th. Fourteen scouts and three adult leaders participated. We met at 11:30AM in Elm Grove Park (just down the street from Kern UMC), loaded up the trailer, and we were on the road by noon. We got caught in terrible traffic on I-40 about 8 miles before our exit onto Hwy 109 and wound up taking a detour through downtown Lebanon. We arrived at camp Boxwell around 2:30 and got checked in with no problems. We were assigned to campsite 16 (same as last year) which we shared with Troop 361 out of Huntsville, AL who had over 50 scouts there. We setup camp and went over for our swim test but by then it was too late to take the test. So we wound up taking the swim test on Monday morning (all of the scouts passed). The food was good and everything ran smoothly all week. There was a rain shower on Tuesday afternoon and (of course) just enough rain Friday night that some of our gear was wet when we packed up Saturday morning. We arrived back at Kern UMC around 12:45AM, unloaded the trailer, and the scouts were dismissed around 1:30PM.

2014 Leader's Guide
Parent Information Sheet
Scout Packing Checklist
Merit Badge Info (prerequisites and things you will need for specific merit badges)

Here we are at Elm Grove Park getting ready to hit the road.

A group photo taken just before dinner on Sunday. A high resolution version will be available soon.

Here we are down at the water front on Monday morning waiting to take our swim test.

At the dinning hall at lunch time.

Morning flag ceremony. Since we were sharing the campsite we did not have our own flag pole so the scouts made one.

Photos from around our camp site.

We went finshing several times in the evening. Some of the photos are not too good becasue it was getting dark.