BSA Troop 21

1943 Camping Trip to the Okefenokee Swamp


A BSA Regional campout at Christmas of either 1943 or 1944 to Billy's Island in the Okefenokee Swamp with three Councils: Chehaw, Suwannee River Area Council, and Northeast Georgia Council. The Chehaw Council scouts were all from Ashburn except for one boy from Troop 21 in Americus.  It is not known if any of the Chehaw Council scouts are in the photo.  According to the written note on the original photo this was the last house standing on Billy's Island.


(The original photo is uncredited.  The copy is from Ralph Ellis.  Used by permission)