The New & Improved Web Site for Thunder Scout Reservation is up
Ed Henderson (biged@SCOUTER.COM)
Sat, 22 Nov 1997 12:03:59 -0600
To: Scouts-L & Rec.Scouting Scouters......
Thunder Scout Reservation, in the Flint River Council of Georgia was one of
the very first Boy Scout Camps in the United States to establish a web
presence almost three years ago.
Now the camp has taken the next step with a new & improved web site.
As someone who spent over a decade on the staff of that wonderful camp, I
would like to invite everyone to visit the new site at:
Even though I am now in Kansas City, that camp will always be special to
me. Every year the camp fills up months in advance with Troops & Explorer
Posts from all over the country and even from other nations. Now running
all nine weeks, some say it is harder to get into Camp Thunder's Summer
Camp than a week at Philmont!
Besides a first rate main camp, Thunder has the Gerald I. Lawhorn Canoe
Base which is high adventure central for anyone wanting to rappel, spelunk,
Whitewater canoe, or do project C.O.P.E.
Thunder is also becoming a Mountain Bike Mecca with the NORBA Sanctioned
Thunderbolt Bike Race, now into its 4th year. It has even been written up
in a number of Mountain Bike guides.
Among the many unique programs of Camp Thunder are the FDR Heritage Trails
Program that takes scouts to the Little White House of Franklin Roosevelt
as they earn American Heritage and Disability Awareness Merit Badges.
Another effort that really distinguishes TSR is the huge Trading Posts with
row after row of cool stuff you just don't expect to find at Scout Camp
Trading Posts like Eureka Tents, Jansport Packs, and hundreds of Outdoor
and Regional Where to GO Camping Books. The prices are fantastic!
Lots of Scouters might remember seeing Camp Thunder. For two years it was
the featured site for ESPN's Radical Outdoor Challenge Game Show. The
weekly show is still sometimes seen in syndication.
Besides the web site, the camp has a drop dead awesome video, large & easy
to use maps, and they get their leader's guides out almost a year in
advance. When you call for information you always call directly to the
camp, they have a year round staff to insure that Summer Camp is a well
planned out event, not something put together at the last minute.
Even better, Thunder does not do just summer camp, there is hardly a
weekend all year where there is not some major event going on. I can
recall a three month period in the fall where major events were going on
every weekend, many with over 1,000 participants.
At 2200 acres, Thunder is one of the larger camps in Southern Region but it
is also from what is geographically, one of the smallest councils in
Southern Region. The excellent programs of Thunder Scout Reservation prove
every day that even small and midsized councils can run a first rate camp
that Scouts flock to year after year.
I hope everyone will stop by and check out the new site.
Former Program Director, Chaplain & Staffer at TSR 1983 - 1996
Currently Associate Editor for Scouter's Magazine
1-800-SCOUTER * P.O. Box 5840 Kansas City, MO 64171
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** Comments are my own. I do not speak for the Flint River Council **
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