Camp Staff Reunion – January, 2019
The celebration of Camp Edgar Friedlander’s centennial kicked off with a Staff Reunion on January 19, 2019. The event, which was held at the Friedlander Dining Hall, was a chance for staff alumni from all Dan Beard Council camps to reunite and reminisce.
The cost of the reunion included a patch, commemorative handkerchief, BBQ dinner, and lots of fun and fellowship. A commemorative neckerchief may be purchased for an additional fee. Proceeds support the centennial celebration events.
Attendees brought along memorabilia that they liked to share. An area was set up for each generation of staffers to share pictures, patches and other mementos.
“I can’t think of a better way to start the year-long celebration of Friedlander’s 100th anniversary,” said Centennial Committee chair Beryl Love, who served on Camp Edgar Friedlander’s staff from 1981-86. “My hope is that we can bring together alumni from multiple decades and have every camp represented – Myron Kahn, Hook, Michaels, Cub World, and of course, Camp Edgar Friedlander.”
More than 125 Camp Staffers from across Camp Friedlander, Myron Kahn, and Camp Hook converged at the Camp Friedlander Dining Hall to Kick off the Camp Friedlander Centennial Year. Past Camp staff traveled from as far away as Naples, Italy and Seattle, Washington to attend. Representatives from each decade reaching back to the 1950’s were present to share in fellowship and share stories, skits and songs from their respective era. Honored guests included Marc Logemann, past Camp Friedlander Camp Director and Assistant Chief Scout Executive, and Gene Mugrage, who served as the Camp Director in 1973 when Camp Friedlander became the first ever Cub Scout Resident Camp.
We Need Your Help!
The Centennial Committee is trying to reach out and stay in touch with as many camp staff alumni as possible. If you served on staff or know someone who did, visit DBCcampstaffalumni.org and click on the link under “Connect With Us” to enter your name and contact information.