Building for the New Century:
A Campaign for Boxwell Reservation
The Middle Tennessee Council has embarked on a $10.6 million capital campaign to renovate and replace key facilities at Boxwell Reservation.
Friends, Scouting has been an important and meaningful part of my life since I was a boy. Becoming an Eagle Scout was important to me when I was a young man and is important to me today. Watching my son become an Eagle, working with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, then serving the Middle Tennessee Council Board and the National Council Board, are part of who I am.
The things that drew me to Scouting for which I am most grateful are its timeless and critically needed values, especially in the turbulent times in our country.
The values, as outlined in the Scout Oath and Law, help form leaders, teach self-reliance, and encourage respect for family, God and country.
I have been privileged to be part of this great movement for so long; I am incredibly proud of the Middle Tennessee Council as it is my home council and is one of the best in the country.
To better serve today’s youth and the youth of tomorrow I have agreed to be involved in this capital campaign.
As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Council and of Boxwell Reservation I look forward with anticipation to a bright future of benefit for our young people.
To ensure success, there are opportunities at this Council to address critical needs at Boxwell so that the camping experience, so integral to Scouting, is accessible to an increasing number of young people.
We need your participation to help our youth realize their potential. I respectfully ask that you please join me and others, including the members of the Steering Committee listed below, in support of the Middle Tennessee Council, Boy Scouts of America’s “Building for a New Century: A Campaign for Boxwell Reservation.”
Campaign Steering Committee
T. Clark Akers
Aubrey B. Harwell, Jr. Leadership Center at Camp Stalhman: Replace outdated facility with one that helps expand programs and serve as a gathering location for Boxwell Reservation campers and volunteer leaders. The Center will include a new kitchen, dining hall, conference room and storm shelter.
New Shower Houses (6): (3 completed, construction underway on 3rd):New shower houses with restroom facilities at Camp Craig and Camp Stahlman will bring Boxwell Reservation into the 21st century.
100-Year Anniversary Gateway (construction underway): In celebration of Boxwell’s 100th anniversary in 2021, a new entrance gateway is being built to mark the threshold into the camp that will honor Boxwell alumni who are veterans or current members of the armed forces.
Roy Grindstaff Skilled Trades Center (to open June 2022): To provide Scouts opportunities to earn merit badges such as welding, plumbing, electrical and automotive maintenance. Trade skills learned through these merit badges may foster a future career or hobby for Scouts.
New Family and Staff Lodge: To provide indoor overnight facilities for training groups or Scoutreach families and other visitors not accustomed to the more primitive camp experience. The facility will also be used to support outside groups who will rent the space.
Camp Craig Dining Hall Renovations (renovations complete):Timber replacement on front, glass replacement, new roof with repairs, accessible bathrooms and updating kitchen equipment in the dining hall.
Renovate Ranger Residences: Improve residences to provide a more up-to-date home for Camp Rangers and their families.