General Information 21 Mar 2007 02:07 pm

Good old days!

Do you remember the good times you had in Scouting? I loved summer camp and anything outdoor. How about you?

8 Responses to “Good old days!”

  1. on 21 Mar 2007 at 2:16 pm 1.Bill Taylor said …

    I love taking my scouts to Camp Yocona. I’ve been doing it for 4 years in a row and plan to continue doing it every summer.

  2. on 29 Mar 2007 at 2:37 pm 2.Robyn Crawford said …

    I was able to attend the National and World Jamboree in Korea. It was an awesome experience.

  3. on 29 Mar 2007 at 3:23 pm 3.Nick Phillips said …

    My fond memories of scouting are numerous!…years of attendance at Yocona, the “Buddy Board,” the old mess hall, the OA ceremony. During the time I was involved, we stayed at Lakeside. Our troop participated in an overnight “Camporee” at Tishomingo State park in April of every year that was always fun. I went to Philmont in 1968 with a bunch of great people from all over the area.

    Thanks for making this happen.

  4. on 29 Mar 2007 at 3:51 pm 4.Ed Meek said …

    Hey Robyn, that sounds fantastic. Scouts from all over the world, I assume. Tell us about it? Did you go by your self or with friends, what year?

  5. on 29 Mar 2007 at 3:53 pm 5.Ed Meek said …

    I wonder, Nick, if you have been to Camp Yocona lately? Wonderful cabins that are neat yet rustic, great lake for water sports, really a great change. Hope you can be at the May 5 “reunion”.

  6. on 30 Mar 2007 at 1:17 pm 6.Brian Steger said …

    Just wanted to assure you all that we are planning a luncheon for all of those registered on this Network.

    This luncheon will be on Saturday, May 5th, at beautiful Camp Yocona.

    May 5 is the Camp’s “Beaver Day”. This is a volunteer led effort where local volunteers and Scouts come to camp and help the Ranger get Camp ready for the summer sessions.

    You’re welcome to work (we start at 9:00 am and try to finish by 3:00 pm), or just come to Camp for lunch (12:00 noon).

    If you haven’t been to Camp Yocona in the last few years, you will be quite surprised.

    A formal letter of intivation will be placed on this site in the next week or so. I hope you cna come.

    Brian Steger
    Scout Executive

  7. on 13 Jun 2007 at 6:50 pm 7.Bob Winkler said …

    I had the pleasure to return to Camp Yocona after a 30 year absence for the 2005 OA Conclave. Upon arrival, I ran into two of brother Eagle Scouts, Jim Dilley and Dr. Paul White originally from Oxford. We went to Philmont as part of the Yocona contingency in 1972. It was a real thrill to sit around and reminisce about our Scouting memories. With 22 years as an adult leader and two Eagle Scouts sons, I plan to write a short book of stories of our Scouting memories. The beat goes on as my two sons and a daughter-in-law are currently working at a summer camp in Arkansas. Without a doubt, the very best memory we as Eagle Scouts should have shoud be the very last personal time or contribution we gave to the Scouting movement.

  8. on 16 Jun 2007 at 8:49 pm 8.Steve Robbins said …

    I visited camp on June 9, 2007 for the first time in in 32 years. What a change. I was on waterfront staff in 74 and 75 and TLD staff also. It was quit a shock to see the changes. Most for the better. The loss if the trees was disappointing. The camp was empty and I was not sure that I liked it. My son is a first year scout, and I visied the next Wednesday. With the boys there, the life was back in scouting for me. The OA ceremony was impressive and my son is so enthusiastic. I spent that Thursday night in a new cabin and that old feeling of camp was so familier. We have a treasure in our legacy of Yocona. Those of us who have been away too long need to spend some time at camp. It will kindle the need to be part of scouting again.

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