BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Equipment--Through constant effort and a lucky break, a new 1 1/2 ton Dodge stake body truck was received in spite of priorities. This was one of the greatest thrills experienced by the Director and the Scout Landing staff.
Transportation-- With the new truck, more parties could be met on arrival and be put-in or picked-up.
Staff--Not much change in assignments. Full time cook that lasted all summer. Total of 4 adults and 20 Senior Scouts. Began to get a few war veterans.
Attendance--547 campers and leaders from 37 councils for a total of 740 camper weeks. This made a grand total of 64 councils in Region Seven that had used the Scout Landing facilities.
1. The privately owned telephone company could not secure materials and labor to put in a line to the Landing. So poles were purchased from a lumber camp near Winchester, hauled to camp, peeled, and dried. Wire, insulators, etc. were secured through contacts in Chicago. The Base staff and volunteers set the poles and stung the wire. The service man for the telephone company finished the job and by the end of the season the Scout Landing had a phone!
2. Jim English of Boy's Life went out on a trip and a feature story appeared in Boy's Life the following year.
3. A worship Service pamphlet was produced for the use of parties on the trail.
4. Wes Klusman, National Director of Camping and George Chronie, National Director of Senior Scouting, visited the Landing.
5. John Heronymus received $10,000 in contributions for capital funds.
6. Work with the W.C.D. and the continual development of new trails and campsites resulted in the Department assigning Mr. McDonald to the full time job of listing and marking trails and campsites on State land and developing better cooperation between camps operating canoe trips. The Scout Landing maps and information were so far superior to all others that he took them as his starting point.
7. Work was started to develop a joint Guide Book with Region Ten. This was accomplished the following year and resulted in excellent cooperation.