23, Number 2
Tuscazoar Pig Roast
fund-raiser set for Sept. 8, 9
"BIG" event, the annual Pig Roast Fund-raiser, will be
held September 8 and 9. This will be our 23rd roast and will
feature the same great food you have been accustomed to in the
past: delicious roast pork, chicken, baked potato, green beans,
rolls, butter, beverages and homemade desserts (including our
famous PIG cookies). As always, you can tour the camp, view the
restored Keppler painting at the W.C. Moorhead Museum and meet
friends and reminisce.
This year's event will again feature music on
Saturday with the return of "Dulcimers and Such" for
another great performance. On Sunday, a special bluegrass group
will be playing in the afternoon.
Hours are 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 12 to 4 p.m. on
Sunday. Tickets at the door will be $15 for adults/$5 for
children. Advance tickets remain at $10 and $4 so get your tickets
in advance. And if you join the Camp Tuscazoar Foundation, tickets
will appear in your mail. How much better can it get? For tickets,
call the camp at 330-859-2288 or by call Nancy Schoenbaum at
Pig Gig to
feature Chemistry events
Chemistry is a
science that deals with the composition, structure and properties
of substances and with the transformations they undergo. Hydrogen
and oxygen mix together in certain quantities to make water that
can be ice, drinkable water or steam. Sound interesting? Then come
to Camp Tuscazoar for the Pig Gig Weekend on September 7-9,
2012. You will see things ignite, hear things explode, and
smell things you really wish you hadn't. Not only that, but you
will also walk away with a signed blue card for Chemistry Merit
Badge. Webelos will earn their Scientist Activity Badge.
Cub Scouts will earn their Cub Scout Science belt loop and pin.
And it only costs $12.
You will get popcorn and a movie Friday night (bring
a drink), the Chemistry program (which begins with the movie), a
dinner ticket to the Pig Roast, a rousing campfire program and a
patch. And, if you wear your "Class A" uniforms to meals
and activities, you can get a free tent camping site for your
For more information, or to register online using our
new online registration form, visit http://www.tuscazoar.org/2012PigGig.htm.
For camping info, contact the camp at 330-859-2288 or via email at
announced for 2013 events
Be sure to mark
your calendars for these events next year:
Tuscazoar Gold Rush
23 & 24, 2013
7 & 8, 2013
Flapjack Flip Oct. 6 & 7
annual Fall Flapjack Flip will be held Oct. 6 and 7 from 8
a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu will include pancakes, Camp Tuscazoar
Maple Syrup, sausage, applesauce, orange drink and coffee. The
price will be $6 for adults and $3 for children (age 10 and
under). Tickets will be available at the door. We'll see you
event set for Oct. 5-7
Mark Oct. 5-7 on
your calendars now for the Northeast Ohio Scout Orienteering
Championships, co-sponsored by Camp Tuscazoar and the Northeast
Ohio Orienteering Club (http://www.neooc.com).
Keep checking both websites for details. Begin the NEOOC Challenge
now so that your scouts are ready to do their best in October.
Tuscazoar events, programs and activities
For reservations or additional information,
contact Camp Tuscazoar at 330-859-2288
Icky's Point of Interest
Dr. Reich Watterson (center) with his step sons - Michael Douglas
Bernhardt (left), 64, of Canton - Eagle Scout with Troop 16 in 1963;
and Robert Lawrence Bernhardt (right),65, of Canton - Eagle Scout
with Troop 16 in 1962. Inset photo is William John Bernhardt, 59, of
Atlanta, Ga. - Eagle Scout with Troop 17 in 1969.
Scout returns to Tuscazoar
The Maple Days breakfast saw the return of a Scouter
from years ago to camp. Dr. Reich Watterson (retired pediatrician)
came down to enjoy some of our great pancakes. He had a blast.
Dr. Watterson is now 91 years old and was a Boy Scout
in the 1930's. He was a member of Troop 8 at First Presbyterian
Church (now Christ Presbyterian Church) in Canton. He still has his
3rd year Pipestone. He was attended camp in 1934, 1935 and 1936. At
that time, the cost was $5 to come down to camp for the week. The
boys had a savings fund with the troop. Since it was during the
depression, the boys brought $.10 to scout meeting each week. After
a year they had saved their camp money. Dr. Reich was 13 years old
his first year.
Getting to Camp was a challenge in itself. The Scouts
met at the church with their full pack for the week and then walked
to camp down old Rt. 8. They entered Camp from Boy Scout Road on the
curve where the old stockade once stood.
Dr. Watterson has three step-sons. Each of them is an Eagle
Scout and each holds a 5th year Pipestone.
DDW Scouts become animal scientists
About 250 Boy Scouts, 50 Cubs, more than 100 adults from over 30
troops and four packs from five different Councils spent May 5
becoming animal scientists for the day.
The weekend began with a torrential downpour during
check-in and campsite set-up Friday night. Scouts, being scouts,
persevered as tents began popping up all over the camp. A late
Friday night cracker-barrel featuring meatball subs had the adults
and SPL's ready for Saturday's activities.
Saturday morning began with new scouts arrived at camp
to join in the activities. After Troop 38 raised the flag, merit
badge classes began. Eagle Scout and veterinarian Dr. Shawn Ryan
from the Sugarcreek Veterinary Clinic reviewed breeds of livestock,
animal diseases, digestive systems, and proper animal management.
The scouts got up close and personal with the Rivercrest Farm
animals, including the pigmy donkey, llamas, pot-bellied pig,
fainting goat, about a dozen horses, and the friendly farms dogs.
Deanna Vickery, proprietor of Rivercrest Farm explained how they
raise their pure-bred, grass-fed, Scottish Highland cattle. Some of
the scouts were even treated to an afternoon snack of Highland
cattle burgers, hot off the grill. Dean Pugh, a Camp Tuscazoar
Pipestone recipient retired from Fresh Mark, but still very active
in the cattle and farming business, shared the knowledge gained form
his years of expertise on feedlots, beef cuts and a career in animal
science. Amid the hustle and bustle of massive renovations at the
Dover Dam, scouts were treated to a tour inside this historic
structure, led by Stan Rosenblatt and his group of volunteers from
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
After a great dinner at the Kimble Dining Hall, and a
flag retreat ceremony performed by Troop 42, punctuated with a
cannon blast, those scouts brave enough to test what they had
learned filled the Hoover Amphitheater. The group reviewed facts
from the day's lessons and were treated with rewards for their
efforts. The scouts generously applauded our instructors. The night
ended with a campfire full of songs and skits and scout spirit.
Calendar time again
Work has begun on the 2013 Camp
Tuscazoar Calendar of Events. We are seeking advertisers
to help fund printing and mailing the calendar to our
members. If you know a company that might support us with
an advertisement, please let us know. If you don't
currently receive the calendar, then just sign up as
member and it will arrive in your mailbox! Start thinking
now about your group's 2012-13 camping dates and get them
on our calendar. We only charge $5 per listing and your
group can have multiple listings. Maybe someone is going
to have a special event, such as an Eagle Award. Why not
mark the event on our calendar so everyone knows? Just use
the order form below to send us your info.
Calendar Listing Order
Please mail this form and your check for
$5 made payable to Camp Tuscazoar. Please mark it for
return Oct. 26-28
Spooktoberfest is returning to Camp Tuscazoar October
26-28. We will run a program for those below age 14
and one for ages 14 and up. Friday night will feature
age-appropriate Halloween movies and refreshments.
Saturday will start with a short service project and end
with a campfire program for younger participants and a
Halloween Ball for older participants. Prizes will be
awarded for best costumes and best campsites. Normal
camping fees will apply. A small activity fee will cover
the cost of the cracker barrels both nights. A discount
will be offered for prepayment. Everything else is being
planned. For more info, visit http://www.tuscazoar.org/
The Keppler painting has been restored and was recently
returned to Camp Tuscazoar, thanks to the McKay Lodge Fine
Arts Conservation Laboratory in Oberlin, Ohio.
The painting, which depicts the old Massillon
Area Council camp at Turkeyfoot Lake, was completed in
1953 by Mrs. Charles Ridenbaugh, the daughter of Homer
Keppler. For more than 30 years, the painting hung over
the fireplace in Keppler Lodge, where years of smoke and
weather took their toll.
Now, thanks to the efforts of Stefan Dedeck
at the McKay Lodge laboratory, the painting has been
completely restored. Even the names in the lower right
corner are clear. Stefan was a Boy Scout in the former
Czech Republic and took special care with this
The Board of Directors would like to
personally thank those who have contributed to this
restoration and would like to invite everyone to stop by
and view the painting. The painting is currently on
display in the W.C. Moorhead Museum until the Board makes
a decision as to its permanent placement.
To say we are thrilled to have this painting
back is certainly an understatement. We are still in need
of funds to cover the restoration costs. If you would like
to contribute to this project, please send a check to our
post office box and indicate "Keppler Painting"
on the memo line of the check.
Helping to Keep the Spirit Burning
The following have helped ensure the future of Camp Tuscazoar with
their generous contributions to the
Camp Tuscazoar Endowment Fund.
Ralph Toalston - Matching funds for Life Membership
Nancy Schoenbaum - In memory of Marilyn Jones
Nancy Schoenbaum - In memory of Tom McCarfey
The Camp Tuscazoar Endowment Fund was
established to ensure that maintenance and improvement projects
have an ongoing source of funds. Please consider sending a gift!
Annual meeting Oct. 7
It's not too soon
to start thinking about the Camp Tuscazoar Foundation's annual meeting
on Sunday, Oct. 7 following our Flapjack Flip. We will elect new
Directors for the Foundation and we are currently seeking qualified
director candidates. If you want to help the camp and assist in making
important decisions regarding our future, please let one of our
officers know you are willing to be included on the ballot. You must
be a member of the Foundation for at least one year, complete a
questionnaire (that can be mailed upon request) and have a real desire
to help keep this special place up and running for the youth of Ohio.
|Sept. 8 & 9
||CTF Board Meeting
|Oct. 6 & 7
||Fall Flapjack Flip
CTF Board Meeting
CTF Board Meeting
Gold Rush Competition
Camp Tuscazoar "Breeze"
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Camp Tuscazoar Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 308
Zoarville, OH 44656-0308
Memberships vital for camp
For more than 20 years, the Camp Tuscazoar Foundation has kept the camp we love open and operating. We are not supported by the Boy Scouts, the United Way or any other organization or corporation. Our funding must come from camping fees, fund-raisers, donations and memberships. Memberships start at only $15 per person, but are vital for supporting the camp.
One quick reminder: Memberships are good for one full
year from when your dues are received and recorded - NOT just
end of the next year. Membership renewals, thank you
letters and membership cards are sent as soon as possible. If
you have any questions about your membership, please feel free
to e-mail Cher at email@example.com.
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P.O. Box 308
Zoarville, OH 44656-0308
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