In 2021, Green Bay Scout Camp will be 70 years old. A time to celebrate if the Covid Pandemic restrictions will lifted, since no camps were held in 2020. The area scouting hopes that along with a celebration we will also remember, Scouter Elwood Addison "Addie" who passed away in December past.
“This is an excellent location to return the “out” into scouting. Green Bay Scout Camp is in a wilderness setting and is an adventure just being there.”
Since 1947, members of the local Scouting movement have been ‘green.’ As the youth see it, being eco-friendly is just practicing common sense at Green Bay Scout Camp. Its wilderness setting and environmentally sound activities such as canoeing, are in keeping with Scouting’s mandate as set out in Lord Baden Powell’s Scouting for Boys. Here at Green Bay, Scout youth have the opportunity to live together under completely different circumstances than at home. The 47-acre property on Lake Cecebe that comprises the local camp was donated by Burk’s Falls physician Dr. A. W. Partridge. It was in 1946 that the doctor was convinced by his son Frank or ‘Skipper’ as he was fondly called, that the Troop needed a permanent campsite. That summer he was allowed to take four young Scouts to Green Bay to begin clearing a site for the future camp. Unbeknownst to the doctor, the property was to be his final ‘gift’ to his beloved son Frank (1924-1949). ‘Skipper’ was one of the first Scout Masters of the 1st Burk’s Falls Scouts and a cairn, shown above, was erected in his memory in 2001, as part of the camp’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
Scouter Addie, June 2018 Elwood Addison shown here received his Silver Acorn from Scouts Canada for 60 years of "volunteer service. Scouter Addie turned 90 in April of 2019
Scouter Elwood Addison, April 9, 1929 to December 27, 2020 - Gone Home