Nation’s oldest Boy Scout camp celebrates centennial

July 23, 2011 by  
Filed under Trail Boss News

9820913-large In 1911, the first Boy Scouts—committed to being helpful, loyal, obedient and brave, among other virtues—boarded a steamship in Chicago and headed across Lake Michigan to Camp Owasippe. During its heyday in the 1960s, between 15,000 and 18,000 Boy Scouts were escaping to the Whitetail, Mich. wilderness camp every summer. The Muskegon Chronicle.



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