Join our 100th anniversary celebration!
In 1920, Canton’s Troop 5 began constructing a log cabin in the hills along the Tuscarawas River. The river valley, with its rugged terrain, deep forests and rich heritage, appealed to this band of ambitious young men. Soon, the local Boy Scout council began using the area for summer camp and the camp we know today began to take shape. Throughout 2020, Camp Tuscazoar will celebrate its 100th anniversary. A wide variety of events, activities, commemorative items and other fun surprises will honor the fond memories, proud traditions and bright future of Camp Tuscazoar!
The following centennial events are planned:
Dover Dam Weekend – May 1-3
Tuscazoar Adventure Race – July 18
Mutty Paws Dog Hike – Aug. 1 (New date)
Pig Roast Fundraiser – Sept. 12 & 13
Pig Gig Campout – Sept. 11-13
Radio Merit Badge Weekend – Oct. 16-18
Totem Pole Painting – Ongoing
Additional events will be hosted at Camp Tuscazoar in 2020, including several mountain biking and running races. Watch our Events page to learn more about our centennial events.
A set of four unique coins will be offered. These coins will be given to registered participants at the Gold Rush Competition, Dover Dam Weekend and the Pig Gig Weekend. The fourth coin will be given to those who complete a portion of the Centennial Trail.
As part of our celebration, a collection of 100 historic sites throughout camp will be identified and marked with a unique sign. During 2020, camp visitors are urged to hike to many or all of these sites to learn more about the camp’s rich history. A Centennial Trail Guide will be available at the W.C. Moorhead Museum and posted on our website. Watch the link below for an announcement that the trail is open.
Totem Pole Painting
In 1922, Camp Tuscazoar (known then as Wilderness Camp) became what was most likely the first scout camp to make totem poles. Troops selected a log and carved upon it the troop’s history and ideals. In 2020, Tuscazoar campers will have a similar opportunity. During the year, a totem pole will be available for groups to paint. Individuals or groups will be able to paint the totem pole while weekend camping or by making special arrangements.
A variety of 100th anniversary items will be offered at the Camp Tuscazoar trading post throughout 2020, including:
- Ball caps
- Oversized “100 Years of Memories” patch
- Centennial patch
- Hiking medallions
- Hiking sticks
- Polo shirts
- Christmas ornaments
These items will be offered at all camp events and on selected weekends at the W.C. Moorhead Museum.
Watch this page for future updates. We look forward to seeing you throughout our centennial celebration!