Saturday, June 13, 2015


      Another interesting note about Camp Sequoyah is the connection that I have with the camp. My first visit to the camp was in 1978 as a camper. In 1981, I began the first of seven summers that I would serve as a Sequoyah staff member, working on the waterfront and later as the camp medic. Today, my son Davis is working his fourth summer on the staff. He followed my footsteps on the waterfront and is now the archery director for the camp.

      This past week has brought back many memories of the camp and I was able to bore the other adult leaders with my tales of summers past. I also reconnected with three other former staff members who were at camp this week as leaders with their own troops. At Friday's closing campfire, the four of us were welcomed down to the front of the council ring to join the current staff in singing the camp song to close out Week 1 of the 2015 season.

Older (but hopefully wiser) versions of staffers from the 1980s at the closing campfire.
(L to R) Mike Bean, Scott Moran, Andrew Baird, and Billy Curtis 
      Besides myself, two of the other leaders also have sons who work on the current Sequoyah staff. After the campfire we gathered in the camp office for a photo.

Mike, Justin, Daniel, Scott, David, Davis, and Andrew

      Camp Sequoyah is in its forty-third year of providing a great summer camp experience for Scouts. It's nice to know that the traditions continue and that my son has the opportunity for the same positive experiences that I have had. I look forward to more great experiences in the future for all of us.