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SWC Timeline 1970-1979

Jump to 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979

Weather Camping
January 12-14, 1979
 

SCOUTMASTER Dave Lipscomb
Location Racoon Creek
Weather Rain, Sleet, Snow, Sunshine
Attendance ?? Scouters, ?? Patrols
Honor Patrol Blue Goose
(picture unavailable)
Highlights & Lowlights Snow for church service. “Year of the Possum”. Thornburgh and his Winnebago. Green bamboo walking sticks given to past SWC Scoutmaster. Walking stick thrown into campfire for deceased Scoutmaster.


STAFF

Senior Patrol Leader Mike Fletcher
Support Staff Jim Adams
Tom Ashworth
Charlie Barth
Henry Branton
Malcom Bowles
Bob Claunch
Bill Collier
Hart Gates
Bill Hight
Mac Orange
Jim Orange
Cliff McMahan
Bill Nordholz
Tommy Treat
 
 

Share Winter Camping With Your Scouts
January 13-15, 1978
 

SCOUTMASTER Henry Branton
Location Camp Dobbs
Weather 5°, COLD!!, blanket of ice, snow and wind
Attendance 60 Scouters, 7 Patrols
Honor Patrol ???
(picture unavailable)
Highlights & Lowlights Brucie’s Buns. Alum water. Roper’s Kickbridge. SPL’s could come. Roads closed by Highway Patrol. Year that the hot chocolate froze. 10th Anniversary.


STAFF

Senior Patrol Leader Bob Claunch
Support Staff Tom Ashworth
Bill Barber
Malcom Bowles
Hart Gates
Terry Heinlein
Dale Hiatt
Steve Lawson
Dave Lipscomb
David Martin
Gene McCord
Cliff McMahan
Bill Nordholz
Jimmy Payne
Ron Roper
Hank Thornburgh
Joe Yeargin
 

Patrol Camping in Winter
January 14-16, 1977
 

SCOUTMASTER Hank Thornburgh
Location Camp Dobbs
Weather Fri: 9°, foggy
Sat: a.m. snow
Sun: sunny
Attendance 127 Scouters, 11 Patrols
Honor Patrol ???
(picture unavailable)
Highlights & Lowlights Plan a gate, wooden toys, scavenger hunt. Each patrol had to use a beanhole fire. Staff Saturday supper—15 lb. crown rib roast cooked in ground all day. Food kept in ice chest to keep it from freezing.


STAFF

Senior Patrol Leader Henry Branton
Support Staff Sam Arnold
Tom Ashworth
Gene Bartos
Malcom Bowles
Roy Cagle
Harvey Cato
Hart Gates
Les Harley
Fred Hayworth
Steve Lawson
Gene McCord
Jim Moody
Jimmy Payne
 
 

Winter Camping
January 9-11, 1976
 

SCOUTMASTER Jim Moody
Location Camp Dobbs
Weather 16° with wind
Attendance ? Scouters, ? Patrols
Honor Patrol Turkey Patrol, Troop 531
(picture unavailable)
Highlights & Lowlights Eggs froze. Cracker Barrel in bag.


STAFF

Senior Patrol Leader Tom Ogletree
Support Staff Malcom Bowles
Harvey Cato
Larry Johnson
Fred Hayworth
Bill Leinmiller
Bob Rapp
Hank Thornburgh
 

Prepare for the Cold
January 17-19, 1975
 

SCOUTMASTER Bill Barber
Location Camp Dobbs
Weather Fri: 6-22°
Sat: up to 38°, low 28° at night
Sun: Snow
Attendance 78 Scouters, 14 Patrols
Honor Patrol Lost Patrol, Troop 531
(picture unavailable)
Highlights & Lowlights Year of the Gorilla, birth of the gorilla cookie, Howdy Dowdy. Campcrafts. Good weekend, fairly cold in the 30’s on Saturday. Started raining Sunday prior to leaving then turned to snow. The preacher spent the night in his suit because he thought it would be in cabins. Patrol sites raided.


STAFF

Senior Patrol Leader Jim Moody
Support Staff Sam Arnold
Malcom Bowles
B. Echols
Dave Lipscomb
Cliff Magahee
Mac Orange
Jimmy Payne
B. Thompson
 

Camping in Winter
January 11-13, 1974
 

SCOUTMASTER Tom Ogletree
Location Dobbins AFB
Weather Best weather of the year, 50-80°
Attendance 40 Scouters, 3 Patrols
Honor Patrol Troop 1011
(picture unavailable)
Highlights & Lowlights Noisy aircraft overhead. Cooking without utensils. Trail signs and cooked chicken with feathers on them in a ball of mud.


STAFF

Senior Patrol Leader Bill Barber
Support Staff Sieg Gruener
Dave Lipscomb
Homer Powell
 
 
 

Winter Camping is Fun
January 12-14, 1973
 

SCOUTMASTER Bill Craig
Location Camp Dobbs
Weather High 38° constant wind, low of 10°
Attendance 73 Scouters, 5 Patrols
Honor Patrol Trackers
(picture unavailable)
Highlights & Lowlights Merit Badge work stations. Steak ‘n’ Ale guy with SME. Tent at Show’n’Do stations.


STAFF

Support Staff Bill Barber
Malcom Bowles
Hart Gates
Bill Huff
Dave Lipscomb
Tom Ogletree
Mac Orange
Jimmy Payne
Cotton Pierce
Jim Tingle
Dan Watkins
 
 

Cold Weather Camping
January 7-9, 1972
 

SCOUTMASTER Elton Adams
Location Camp Dobbs
Weather Rainy...Cold...Very Cold...9°
Attendance 48 Scouters, ?? Patrols
Honor Patrol Cherokee
(picture unavailable)
Highlights & Lowlights Bow and Arrow making. Archery contest.


STAFF

Support Staff Bill Barber
Hart Gates
Sieg Gruener
Dan Worley
 
 

Lightweight Camping
January 7-9, 1971

SCOUTMASTER Sieg Gruener
Location Camp Dobbs
Weather Always cold at Dobbs
Attendance 45-60 Scouters
Honor Patrol Polar Bears, Troop 433
(picture unavailable)
Highlights & Lowlights Trail Food year. Pack Weigh-In station on pioneering type scale; Flint and Steel fire starting activity; SPL or JASM (if 16 or older) could attend with their troops’ patrol; A patch with no printing on it presented to all who attended (probably courtesy of Chuck Wagon Foods).


STAFF

Support Staff Elton Adams
Bill Barber
Hart Gates
Tom Ogletree
Homer Powell
 
 

Winter Camping
January 9-11, 1970
 

SCOUTMASTER Homer Powell
Location Camp Dobbs
Weather 30°
Attendance 36 Scouters
Honor Patrol Capons
(picture unavailable)
Highlights & Lowlights Pioneering Projects. Everything packed in and weight recorded, lightest patrol won. No gear unless it was listed in the Scout catalog.


STAFF

Support Staff Elton Adams
Bill Barber
Bill Craig
Hart Gates
Sieg Gruener
Tom Ogletree
Cotton Pierce
Fred Thornton
Dan Worley
Bob Rapp (didn’t stay
     the night)