CAMP MOON LAKE

1911

In June 1911, 25 Chattanooga Boy Scouts hiked to Moon Lake, Alabama (or Moonlake), near Mentone, Alabama, for the first summer camp.  It lasted about 11 days.  The boys were led by R.W. Tapp and R.G. Crowgey.  The newspaper explained: "Moon Lake is an ideal place for the outing of the young soldiers.  The lake, and the DeSoto river and falls there form a picturesque spot, offering fine advantages for swimming and other sports in the water."

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June 2 - Boy Scouts to Enjoy Camp at Moon Lake

June 6 - Boy Scouts in Camp

June 6 - Eighteen Boy Scouts Leave for Moon Lake

June 17 - Boy Scouts Return from Summer Outing

June 19 - Report on Moon Lake