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Camp Lewallen History

  • To Buy Camp

    To Buy CampAn intensive program for program for promoting the Boy Scout movement in the district was inaugurated Sunday at the annual meeting of the Southeast Missouri Area Council at the Christian Church here, attended by 175 men and women from 11 towns interested in the movement... Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • A New Camp

    Dates For Boy Scout Events...Beginning of the annual summer camp on June 116, to be held at the newly established Area camp on St. Francis River 10 miles north of Greenville... The new camp will be established on a part of the Lewallen farm on St. Francis river, a tract of ground the Area Council has contracted to purchase. It was decided that such temporary buildings as are necessary will be erected this year, with the permanent improvements to be made as funds are made available... Credit to Southeast Missourian
  • Children give camp to Council

    Children give camp to Council
    The children of L.L. Lewallen gave the Southeast Missouri Area Council of Boy Scouts the gift of 250 acres of land on St. Francis River in Wayne County, which became Camp Lewallen. Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Sikeston Attorney Heads Boy Scouts

    History In The Paper....Announcement of a gift of a 240-acre tract of land on the St. Francis River in Wayne county, 10 miles north of Greenville, by Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ward of Greenville and Supt. Fred Lewallen of the public school of Chaffee, to the Southeast Missouri Area Council to be used as a permanent camp site, was made at the meeting... Credit to: The Sikeston Herald
  • First Summer Camp

    The annual summer encampment for Boy Scouts of the Southeast Missouri Area Council will begin Sunday at Camp Lewallen on the St. Francis River, 10 miles north of Greenville. This will be the first year of use for the new camp site, which was purchased during the winter... Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • First Contingent of District Boy Scouts Go to Camp Sunday

    First Contingent of District Boy Scouts Go to Camp SundayThirty-seven scouts from seven towns will go to Camp Lewallen, on St. Francis river 10 miles north of Greenville, Sunday to spend the week at the first camp period for the Southeast Missouri Area Council of Boy Scouts. They will return to their homes July 5... Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Wappapello Dam

    History In The PaperConstruction of the Wappapello dam on the St. Francis River in Wayne county will have no effect on the site occupied by Camp Lewallen, the summer camp of the Southeast Missouri Area Council of Boy Scouts. Boy Scout Exeutive Frank M. Chase of the Cape Girardeau district announced this week... Credit to: The Sikeston Herald
  • Plan Lodge for Scout Camp; $1500 Building Is Proposed

    Plan Lodge for Scout Camp; $1500 Building Is Proposed
    Plan Lodge for Scout Camp; $1500 Building Is ProposedPlans have been completed for the building of a dining lodge at Camp Lewallen, the summer camp of the Southeast Missouri Area Council of Boy Scouts, on St. Francis River. The building, to cost about $1,500, would of --one and timber construction have a main dining hall 24 feet x 40 feet, and a kitchen wing 30 feet x 17 feet... Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Boy Scouts Planning For Camping Trip

    History In The PaperSikeston Boy Scouts are planning for their annual encampment at Camp Lewallen, which will begin Sunday, June 11. More than fifty percent of Sikeston's three troops are planning at present to attend the camp. Final registration and fees must be sent in by Saturday.
    A $1200 new mess hall is being erected at the camp and will be ready for the first "installment" of campers, it is thought... Credit to: The Sikeston Herald
  • Mess Lodge

    Approximately 35 members of the Lions Club will attend the dedication of the new Boy Scout mess lodge at Camp Lewallen, northwest of Greenville, Thursday, November 2... Credit to: The Sikeston Herald
  • Louis Lee Lewallen donates site

    Louis Lee Lewallen donates site
    Louis Lee Lewallen, who donated the site on which Camp Lewallen, Boy Scout camp for Southeast Missouri in Wayne county, is located, died in a Poplar Bluff hospital Monday of a lung ailment. Funeral services were conducted at Mount Pisgah church near Fredricktown Tuesday afternoon and interment made in the church cemetery... Credit to: The Sikeston Herald
  • Many To Attend Exercises at Dedication of Boy Scout Camp

    Many To Attend Exercises at Dedication of Boy Scout Camp
    Many To Attend Exercises at Dedication of Boy Scout CampMany representative men and women from all over the district are expected to attend dedication ceremonies at Camp Lewallen, the camp site for the Southeast Missouri Council of Boy Scouts, Thursday afternoon and evening... Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Boy Scout Dining Lodge Being Dedicated Today

    Boy Scout Dining Lodge Being Dedicated Today
    History In The PaperA large number of Sikeston Boy Scout leaders left today for the dedicatory ceremonies of a new dining lodge and equipment at Camp Lewallen in Wayne county....
    The Ozark camp for boys was built over a period of two years by efforts and cooperation of many people and Boy Scouts themselves. Last year 342 Scouts, 35 per cent of the Scout membership in Southeast Missouri, attended the camp.... Credit to: The Sikeston Herald
  • Boy Scout Executive Meeting Here Monday

    History In The PaperJ.E. Robinson, Boy Scout chairman of the Sikeston district, was notified yesterday that an executive meeting of Southeast Missouri Scouters would be held here on next Monday, November 20. The meeting will be held at 6:30 o'clock at the Palace Cafe... Credit to: The Sikeston Herald
  • Golden Suns

    History In The PaperC.D. Butler was elected treasurer of the "Golden Suns," an honorary Boy Scout organization, at the district meeting of the group held at Hudson's Cafe here Saturday night.
    The orginization, which now has 16 members, is composed of boys who reciever the Order of the Golden Sun at Camp Lewallen, for general excellence of character and other qualifications.
    Other sikeston members of the organization are J.E. Butler, Billy Foley and Walter Swan... Credit to: The Sikeston Herald
  • Life In Boy Scout Camp Not All Play, Writes Cape Youth

    Life In Boy Scout Camp Not All Play, Writes Cape Youth
    Life In Boy Scout Camp Not All Play, Writes Cape YouthCamp Lewallen, June 21.--This is the second week of the Boy Scout summer encampment here at Camp Lewallen on the St. Francis River, and the 85 scouts in camp from Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Fredericktown, Poplar Bluff and Bloomfield are having a fine time. It's not all play... Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Scouts to Attend Camp Lewallen

    History In The PaperScouting means camping to the 1,504 Scouts in the 45 communities in Southeast Missouri. Surveys have found that 98 percent of the Scouts like camping better than any other part of the Scout program.
    This year, because of the war and the results found by the physical examinations of the thousands of men taken into the army, the importance of physical fitness and particularly the ability to take care of one's self in the out-of-doors becomes even more important... Credit to: The Sikeston Hera
  • Improvements Made To Scout Facilities

    History In The PaperRecent construction includes the many improvements here listed... Credit to: The Sikeston Herald
  • New Chapel to Be Dedicated Sunday at Boy Scout Camp

    New Chapel to Be Dedicated Sunday at Boy Scout Camp
    History In The PaperA new chapel for religious observances has been constructed and is in use at Camp Lewallen, the Boy Scout Camp for the Southeast Missouri Council, located in Wayne county. This chapel was built from funds secured by the Camp Development Committee... Credit to: The Sikeston Herald
  • Girl Scouts Camping

    History In The PaperApproximately 80 Girl Scouts from Southeast Missouri are in camp this week at the Boy Scout Camp Lewallen in Wayne county near Sam A. Baker State Park. The facilities of the Boy Scout camp have been placed at the disposal of the Girl Scouts with the regular Girl Scout Program of Activities being carried out. Miss Anne Hitze is the director of the camp, which will be conducted for two weeks... Credit to: The Sikeston Herald
  • Camp Lewallen Being Made Ready For District Scouts

    History In The Paper....New construction this year by the Camp Development Committee includes a large Skill Lodge and Headquarters Building, which will serve as headquarters for the handicraft department and program division of the camp. This building is 30 x 50 feet and will contain all equipment necessary to run the program of the camp and insure successful operation. Credit to: The Sikeston Herald
  • Summer Camp

    History In The PaperReservations were opened April 1 for the Boy Scout Summer Camp in Wayne county, Camp Lewallen. The camping season will open June 11 and close August 13. It is anticipated that approximately 1200 Scouts will spend at least on week in camp this summer... Credit to: The Sikeston Herald
  • Out of the past 7/13/02

    Out of the past 7/13/02
    Out of the past 7/13/02New hospital building at Camp Lewallen, area Boy Scout camp, is dedicated in afternoon with council officials and representatives of Alpha Phi Omega, national Boy Scout fraternity, participating; hospital was built with funds raised largely by local Beta Psi chapter of fraternity. Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Out of the past 6/2/04

    Out of the past 6/2/04Camp Lewallen, Southeast Missouri Boy Scout Camp near Silva, will probably have biggest camping season of its history this summer; well over 1,000 boys will attend, according to advanced registration figures. Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Out of the past 7/22/05

    Out of the past 7/22/05Boy Scout Camp Lewallen, near Silva, Mo., will close next week as the summer camping season concludes; it will be used by black Scout units during the final four days of the season. Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Out of the past 7/14/07

    Out of the past 7/14/07Ninety-four Boy Scouts from six troops depart for Camp Lewallen for a week's encampment; the boys are from two troops at Dexter, Mo., and one each from Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Bernie and Advance, Mo. Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Swimming Pool

    Swimming Pool
    History In The PaperA much badly needed swimming pool will be built at Camp Lewallen for use during the summer of 1961, it was announced today by A.J. Drinkwater, jr., Charleston, pool chairman. According to John Wescoat, pool campaign chairman, the cost of the 100'x35' pool is $45,000. It is designed to serve present as well as future needs of the scouts... Credit to: Southeast Weekly Bulletin
  • Build Swim Pool At Camp Lewallen

    Build Swim Pool At Camp Lewallen
    Build Swim Pool At Camp LewallenExcavation has been completed and forms are being built preparatory to pouring concrete for a new $50,740 swimming pool at Camp Lewallen expected to be ready for the June 3 opening of the Boy Scout activity. The pool will be 40 feet by 100 feet in size and will have a nearby bathhouse with hot and cold water, showers, dressing rooms and a modern filtration system for the pool... Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Cabins, Better Water Supply For Camp Lewallen

    Cabins, Better Water Supply For Camp LewallenCamp Lewallen will get needed repairs prior to the opening of summer camp next June, a Southeast Missouri Council spokesman has announced.
    Action was taken to have a deep well drilled that will supply water to both the swimming pool and the camp.
    Sites were selected to erect cabins that will house adult camp staff members and families next summer... Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Oliver Announces Improvements for Camp Lewallen

    Oliver Announces Improvements for Camp LewallenJack Oliver, president of the Southeast Missouri Council, announces improvements for Camp Lewallen to extend over the next 25 years. The council's long range planning committee, headed by O.G. Walker, Cape Girardeau, met recently to establish definite plans for Camp Lewallen, both current and future needs... Credit to: Southeast Weekly Bulletin
  • Cornerstone Ceremony Set at Lewallen

    Cornerstone Ceremony Set at LewallenLaying the cornerstone for the new swimming pool at Camp Lewallen will preceed the barbeque to be held there June 13 for adult scouters of the area, Roger Carbaugh, assistant scout executive and camp director of the Southeast Missouri Council of Boy Scouts, announced Thursday... Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Bar-B-Q, Cornerstone Ceremony at Lewallen Saturday

    Bar-B-Q, Cornerstone Ceremony at Lewallen SaturdayJack Oliver, Cape Girardeau, president of the Southeast Missouri Council, Boy Scouts of America, announces a council-wide Bar-B-Q and Corner Stone laying for the swimming pool at Camp Lewallen, Saturday, June 13, 1964... Credit to: Southeast Weekly Bulletin
  • Annual Inspection at Camp Lewallen Has 'A-99' Rating

  • Looking Back 12/21

    40 years ago Piedmont - E.G. Sweaza of Piedmont has given 40 acres of land to the Boy Scout Camp Lewallen. The acreage is adjacent to the present property. Credit to: Sikeston Standard Democrat
  • Firm to Begin Construction On Monday of Dam at Camp Lewallen

    Firm to Begin Construction On Monday of Dam at Camp Lewallen
    Firm to Begin Construction On Monday of Dam at Camp LewallenJudge Marshall Craig, president of the Southeast Missouri Boy Scout Council, announced today plans for construction of a dam and lake facilities at Camp Lewallen. The dam will be constructed by R.B. Potashnick Construction Co. of Cape Girardeau, which will donate all labor, materials, and equipment. Construction will begin Monday... Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Construction of Dam and Lake at Camp Lewallen

    Construction of Dam and Lake at Camp LewallenJudge Marshall Craig, president, Southeast Missouri Council, Boy Scouts of America,has announced plans for construction of a dam and lake facilities at Camp Lewallen. The dam will be constructed by the Potashnick Firm. The lake will have a normal capacity of 4.6 acres and a high water level of 5.5 acres. The lake will provide opportunities for fishing, conservation projects, canoeing, and rowing... Credit to: Southeast Weekly Bulletin
  • Friends To Fund Doc Eugas Memorial In Honor Of His Avid Scouting …

    Friends To Fund Doc Eugas Memorial In Honor Of His Avid Scouting …
    Friends To Fund Doc Eugas Memorial In Honor Of His Avid Scouting …There was this card game called Concentration. We were students up at the Teachers College then and at noon and late afternoon we would come home and play the game. Almost always this kid would join in. He lived next door. He was about 12 or 13 and it always bugged us that Doc would win the game more often than the rest of us... Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Lewallen: an old camp with progressive programs

    Lewallen: an old camp with progressive programs
    Lewallen: an old camp with progressive programsThe original facilities designed in 1938 for Camp Lewallen now serve a record 1,300 Boy Scouts annually as the popular southeast Missouri scout attraction completes its 34th summer in operation with few additional acquisitions since its creation... Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Storybook setting for dedication of Lake Potashnick at Lewallen

    Storybook setting for dedication of Lake Potashnick at Lewallen
    Storybook setting for dedication of Lake Potashnick at LewallenThe sun slowly sinking in the western sky; a clear, mirror lake reflecting sky and shore broken only by ripples of a silent canoe gliding across its surface; a breeze that cooled more than it disturbed the silence of nature, and hundreds of scouts and spectators sitting and standing hushed on the grassy shores set a mood of tranquility and serenity for the dedication of Lake R.B. Potashnick Thursday at Camp Lewallen... Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Lake dedication Thursday

    Lake dedication Thursday
    Lake dedication ThursdayWhat Southeast Missouri Council Boy Scout officials say was an oversight on their part will be remedied Thursday night when Lake R.B. Potashnick is formally dedicated at Camp Lewallen in Wayne County... Credit to: Cape Girardeau Bulletin
  • Camp swimming program extensive, but 'someguys just never learn'

    Camp swimming program extensive, but 'someguys just never learn'
    Camp swimming program extensive, but 'someguys just never learn'An integral part of the rigorous outdoor exercise employed at Scout Camp Lewallen includes instruction in the sport of swimming. After nearly a week of training, the swimming lessons culminate with a series of special water games and races, which include a free-for-all greased watermelon fight - the event many consider to be the most exciting, and certainly the most trying, experience of all... Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Lewallen amphitheater dedicated

    Lewallen amphitheater dedicated
    Lewallen amphitheater dedicatedA 500-seat amphitheater honoring the memory of a handicapped Cape Girardean who became one of the area's best known scouters was dedicated Saturday night at Camp Lewallen, the Southeast Missouri Boy Scout Council camp in Wayne County. The Doc Eugas Memorial Amphitheater is named for August F. ("Doc") Eugas, whose career as a Scout and as a Scout official spanned nearly four decades... Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Out of the past 9/12/03

    Out of the past 9/12/03Campaign to raise $500,000, mostly for improvements to Camp Lewallen, is announced by Southeast Missouri Boy Scout Council; fund drive will be launched next month and will continue through end of year; specific projects planned for camp include new dining hall and ranger's home, new vehicles, new water lines and several new campsites. Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Capital Development Fund Drive

    History In The PaperPlans for a $500,000 Capital development fund drive were unveiled by the Southeast Missouri Boy Scout Council in the fall of 1978. The drive, which is currently in full swing, is the first capital fund drive in the 48 year history of the SEMO Council... Credit to: Bulletin Journal
  • Camp Lewallen ranger to be honored

    Camp Lewallen ranger to be honored
    Camp Lewallen ranger to be honoredVal Frala, who retired recently after serving 16 years as ranger at Camp Lewallen, will be honored by the Southeast Missouri Boy Scout Council Saturday. The event will not only be a tribute to Frala, but also a reunion of former camp staff members and scouters who have been associated with Camp Lewallen the past 16 years. During his time as ranger, Frala became an institution at Lewallen and was a special friend to everyone who has been associated with the camp... Credit to: Bulletin Journal
  • Lewallen dining hall under way

    Lewallen dining hall under wayPlans for a new dining hall at Camp Lewallen - The major project of the Southeast Missouri Boy Scout Council's "Capitalize on Scouting" fund drive - were unveiled recently... Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Out of the past 10/11/05

    Out of the past 10/11/05
    Out of the past 10/11/05Plans for a new dining hall at Camp Lewallen -- the major project of the Southeast Missouri Boy Scout Council's "Capitalize on Scouting" fund drive -- were unveiled recently; site preparations and ground work have been completed for the building; the new hall should be completed in 1981. Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • New camp dining hall planned

    New camp dining hall planned
    New camp dining hall plannedPlans for a new dining hall at Camp Lewallen -- the major project of the Southeast Missouri Boy Scout Council's "Capitalize on Scouting" fund drive -- were unveiled recently... Credit to: Bulletin Journal
  • Out of the past 7/17/07

    Out of the past 7/17/07
    Out of the past 7/17/07A new addition to Camp Lewallen has been completed; it is the Earl Jarvis Dining Hall; the 5,850-square-foot facility at the Boy Scout camp seats 250. Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Camp Lewallen Bustling With Scout Activity

    Camp Lewallen Bustling With Scout Activity
    Camp Lewallen Bustling With Scout ActivityCamp Lewallen, a 680-acre camp for scouts in the Southeast Missouri area, has been bustling with activity in recent weeks as Scouting officials conduct the camp's annual five-week summer session. Missourian photographer Fred Lynch traveled to the camp, located along the shores of the St. Francois River next to Sam Baker State Park in Wayne County, recently and captured some of the action at the camp... Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Only traces remain of flood damage at camp

    Only traces remain of flood damage at camp
    History In The PaperThrough the efforts of hundreds of people throughout Southeast Missouri, when scouts begin reporting to Boy Scout Camp Lewallen in early June for another season of camping, there should be only traces remaining from a December flood that devastated the camp. Located on the banks of the St. Francis River in Wayne County, the camp sustained serious damage from the December flooding which brought water higher than anyone can remember... Credit to: Bulletin Journal
  • Out Of The Past - 15 Years Ago

    Out Of The Past  - 15 Years Ago
    Out Of The Past - 15 Years Ago15 Years Ago July 10, 1969 Fred Lewallen, aged 75, died Wednesday; donor of 600 acres of land for Camp Lewallen, an extension of his lifelong support of Boy Scout movement; for 27 years he headed Chaffee Schools. Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Camp medic dispenses lots of 'TLC'

    Camp medic dispenses lots of 'TLC'
    Camp medic dispenses lots of 'TLC'Whether it's an infuriated bee, a bumper crop of poison ivy or a rock that wouldn't get out of the way--Jack Ward is the man to see at Camp Lewallen... Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Scout 'Hall Of Honor' Initiated At Lewallen

    Scout 'Hall Of Honor' Initiated At LewallenSeven men will be inducted into the "Lewallen Hall of Honor" during a special program June 26 to celebrate Camp Lewallen's 50 years of service to Boy Scout camping... Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Great day in the morning

    Great day in the morning...Harry B. Newman was president of Missouri Utilities at the time, and also chairman of the local Boy Scout Board of Directors. He suggested at a September Board meeting, in 1950 that Cape Girardeau have one of the statues and one also be put at Camp Lewallen, the Boy Scout Camp for Southeast Missouri located on the banks of the St. Francis River in Wayne County. He urged other communities to consider doing likewise... Credit to: Bulletin Journal
  • Statue

    Statue
    Statue...Harry Newman, a chairman of the local Scout board of directors, suggested that area Boy Scouts acquire a statue [of Liberty] for Cape Girardeau and for Camp Lewallen, the Boy Scout camp for Southeast Missouri... Credit to: Bulletin Journal
  • Ritter To Recall Fond Scout Memories

    Ritter To Recall Fond Scout MemoriesDr. Raymond A. Ritter, who overcame many obstacles in establishing himself as a prominent doctor in Cape Girardeau, will serve as sponsor Saturday for the 1989 class of Eagle Scouts for the Southeast Missouri Council. Ritter, who has practiced medicine in Cape Girardeau since 1933, was an orphan at 14, but managed to work his way through school to reach his goal of becoming a doctor... Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Out Of The Past

    50 years ago July 16, 1941 Lew Hall of Washington, D.C., National Boy Scout Council health and safety representative, calls Camp Lewallen in St. Francis River best natural facility of any Boy Scout camp in Missouri and one of best in entire region. Out Of The Past
  • Be Our Guest at Camp Lewallen

    Be Our Guest at Camp Lewallen
    Be Our Guest at Camp LewallenNever a dead end at Camp Lewallen: It was always so, that hasn't changed. By Gene Munger Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Scouts restore amphitheater in honor of Henry Voss

    Scouts restore amphitheater in honor of Henry Voss
    Scouts restore amphitheater in honor of Henry VossScouts traditionally complete a service project for Camp Lewellen in Silva, Mo., in Wayne County every year. This year, scouts and leaders from Troops 2, 5, 21 and 8 have been building the Henry Voss Memorial Amphitheatre to replace the amphitheatre that was removed in the 1980s... Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Mystery Solved

    Mystery Solved
    Mystery Solved"Oh my gosh, you're in the paper today," was Carolyn Wright's reaction to the Jan. 13 mystery photo when she saw her husband's picture in Faces and Places. His reaction was, "Me? What am I doing in the newspaper?"... Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Fred Robert Lee Lewallen

    Fred Robert Lee Lewallen 81, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2007, in Cape Girardeau. He was born in Anniston, Mo., Sept. 9, 1925. His family moved to Chaffee, Mo., in 1935. His late father, Fred Lee Lewallen, was superintendent of schools in Chaffee from 1935 to 1962, and his late mother, Chilton Ruth Lewallen, was a grade school teacher until 1962. The Southeast Missouri Boy Scout Council campground, Camp Lewallen, was named after the Lewallen family... Credit to: Southeast Missourian
  • Boy Scout camp honors locals

    Boy Scout camp honors locals
    Boy Scout camp honors localsEach year Camp Lewallen Boy Scout Camp selects outstanding staffers in three categories. Fredericktown Troop 27 was honored this year with two Assistant Scoutmasters selected in two of the three categories. Chuck McDowell the Archery and Firearms Range Director was selected as the Outstanding First Year Staffer... Credit to: The Daily Journal