|I took these photos while checking out Three Fires Council's Camp Big Timber in Elgin.|
|Three teepees can be reserved for camping.|
|Each teepee is about 30 feet high. There is a fire pit inside each one. Note: No wind protection.|
|This tree house can also be reserved for camping. It is NOT very close to a latrine.|
|"Trails End" is the most remote area of the camp. About a half mile walk from the parking lot, it's the closest thing they have to a backpack site. There is a latrine here.|
|This used to be a lake! It was called "The Gitch". I don't know where that name came from. I don't know why they drained the lake. (Post script, November 2003, I just found out they drain the lake every year!)|
|Empty lake. You can see the old dam. Deepest point was probably eight feet.|
|Old boat dock.|
|There was a very nice pool here when I attended Webelos Resident Camp with my son eleven years ago!|
|This was the BB gun shooting range.|
|The old red flag meaning "the range is open" is still here!|
|The old "emergency bell" is still here.|
|Tent cabins used by camp staff when this was a resident camp. Like walking through a ghost town. Brought back lots of neat memories of the summers I spent in similar quarters!|
Copyright © 2003 by Bill Qualls (Assistant Scoutmaster).
Last updated March 28, 2003.
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