TMR Museum Virtual Talk, “A History of Rock Lake”
May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Once known as Canfield Pond, Rock Lake has featured in the memories of hundreds of thousands of Boy Scouts since the founding of Camp Brooklyn in 1928. This history of Rock Lake will look millions of years into the past to uncover the origin of the rocks that give Rock Lake its name, to the Native Americans who hunted in the area and established a shelter above the lake, and finally to the scouts who swam and paddled the lake. Scouts learned the song that begins: “Round the shores of dear old Rock Lake Camps encircling lie, Nestled close to Wooded hillsides Charming every eye”.
Your guide will be Michael Drillinger, chairman of the TMR Scout Museum. Michael took his first dock test in Rock Lake in 1969. He was the Assistant Waterfront Director there in 1974 and 1975.