SCOUTING HISTORY 1990 ~ 1999
The BSA's "Leaning for Life" subsidiary introduces school-based programs in which social, ethical, and academic skills are taught and reinforced.
Renovation of the Trading Post at Camp Raven Knob is completed.
July 26, 1992
"In truth, on the great majority of my early camping trips, nothing but God's good, clean air separated me and my pals from the stars. God's air was still clean back then, and I think He took pity on our group of boys, because we almost never got rained on when we had nothing to keep us dry...My first experience with pup tents came when I turned 12 and joined the Boy Scouts. Somewhere along the line, our local Scout troop had been endowed with a supply of Army surplus pup tents...Army pup tents weren't treated with waterproofing. Instead, to repel the rain they depended on a property of cotton canvas. When such a canvas is wetted, its fibers swell and wedge against each other so tightly that rain can't get through, unless you happen to touch the tent. Then capillary action turned the place that was touched into a sieve. And when you crammed two large boys into a tent barely big enough to house a big dog, sooner or later one or the other was bound to touch the tent somewhere..."
Winston-Salem Journal, p. D14
[from the Knoxville News-Sentinel]
Wilkes County hosts 754 Scouts and Scouters at the Old Hickory Council Camporee in October. Over 135 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and their leaders hold a cleanup day at the W. Kerr Scott Reservoir near North Wilkesboro on September 24.
Dave Whitfield becomes the Camp Ranger at Camp Raven Knob.
More than 900 Cub Scouts, their parents and their leaders attend the Parent & Son Camporee at Raven Knob in September.
The Old Hickory Council begins a $3,000,000 Capital Campaign to fund improvements at Raven Knob and to build a new Scouting Center.
The Wachovia Scouting Center is dedicated on Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem. The Center provides office space for the Council's staff, a Trading Post for the purchase of Scout supplies and training/meeting space for volunteers.
Approximately 110 Scouts and Scouters from the Old Hickory Council attend the Boy Scouts of America's National Jamboree at Fort A. P. Hill, Virginia, as either campers or staff members.
January 19, 1957
"To become an Eagle Scout would mean more to me than just receiving the highest honor in scouting. It would mean that I had taken even more duties and responsibilities upon myself. Where my attitude had been good, it must be better; where I had tried hard, I must try harder. There, then, is what becoming an Eagle Scout would mean to me."
Statement of Eagle Scout Candidate Togo D. West, Jr. (Secretary of the United States Army during part of the 1990s.)
The Raven Knob Boy Scout Museum opens at Camp Raven Knob.