About the Exhibit
I thought of the idea for this exhibit as I was about to leave with my troop to attend Camp Wolfeboro, my sixth and final time going as a Scout. With Camp Wolfeboro reopening almost two years after it saw Scouts for the last time, and knowing that the camp made a variety of safety precautions for the 2021 camp sessions, I wanted to study the effects of the pandemic on camp to preserve that information for the future.
When finding narrators for oral history interviews, I tried to find the widest variety of experiences and backgrounds possible in a reasonably-sized sample. I interviewed Scouts and Scouters from the East Bay and North Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Santa Cruz metropolitan area, and Arnold, which is located near Camp Wolfeboro. Most narrators were found and contacted directly by me at camp, although one Scout was found after camp ended through word of mouth. This inherently means there is a limit to the breadth of camp I could cover; other than staffers, who were at camp over its whole duration, the Scouts I interviewed collectively only were at camp for two weeks.
Nicholas Harvey, JOTPY intern
This is some of the camp- and Scouts BSA-specific terminology used in the exhibits. If you are not well acquainted with Scouts BSA or Camp Wolfeboro, this mini dictionary will be helpful. Consult this dictionary if a term in an oral history or document confuses you.