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Many Point 2011 By The Numbers

“Thanks for one of the best weeks of my summer!”

Roadside Wildflowers

Prior to 1999, all traffic on the camp road went through Ten Chiefs. At that time, a new road was built to bypass the Ten Chiefs subcamp. This road has greatly enhanced the camping experience in Ten Chiefs by eliminating nearly all of the vehicle traffic during the week. The other great thing about this new road was that many stretches of the roadside are covered with wildflowers that offer an ever-changing summer-long bouquet of wildflowers. Here are just a few of the flowers you can find alongside the road.

You

As the loons serenade you to sleep on your first night,

You eagerly await for a week that will surpass all the rest
 
With a plethora of things to do, there will be a staff member waiting for you.
 
You sir, are why we are here.
 
So I say, thank you for all that you do, in making our summer as memorable as yours.
 
–Boo

Bjelland Lodge Dedication

On August 3rd, 2011, the past and future of the Flintlock Adventure Base were united in the new Flintlock Headquarters. Current and former staff, council dignitaries, spouses and friends joined together to dedicate the brand new Bjelland Lodge.

Favorite Family Camp Memory

As a Family Camp staff member, my best memory of Family Camp was of my first time there. In 1997 I was 9 years old and I was staying in cabin 19. My best memory of that was watching a staffer use a chain saw to cut a downed tree for firewood. I was so interested in it, I was watching him for so long. Then my mom came up and asked if I wanted a picture with him and I said, “Yeah!” So I goat a picture with his helmet and ear muffs on me and him holding the chainsaw. I don’t remember that staffer’s name, but I hope I make some camper as happy as I was.

Some Thoughts From a Scoutmaster

Summer goes so fast and time moves too quick

Aquatics fun at Many Point

Many Point Scout Camp is a veritable water wonderland! While most camps are a camp upon a lake, Many Point Scout Camp is a series of camps around a lake. Each of the program camps has a fleet of watercraft that include canoes, rowboats, sailboats, inner tubes for water polo and an impressive aqua trampoline that can entertain fourteen Scouts at a time! A favorite attachment is the Aqua Launch, or simply “the blob,” whereby a Scout can sit at the end and another Scout jumps on the launcher, propelling a Scout through the air and into the lake!

Big Joe

Joe Glaccum is a Many Point institution who is the unseen man that makes things happen. Joe started in 1987 as trail crew chief, carving out the trail to the Back of the Moon. In 1988, he began his tenure as food service director, which he continues to present. All the while, he has also served in a variety of other roles, including trading post director, services director, business director, driver and sanitation director. In truth, Joe is happy to do whatever it takes to make Many Point run!

A Look Into The Past

The cultural history of the people who have lived near Many Point is rich. Scouts have the opportunity to visit the Many Point History Center to learn about the Ojibwe and Dakota, voyageurs, loggers, sportsmen and Boy Scouts that have called Many Point home.

Favorite Many Point Memories

In the summer of 2010, we collected people’s favorite memories of Many Point to create a top 100 Many Point memories list. Here are two of them, both relating to the road into camp:

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