|The Annual John Hager Civilian
Conservation Corps Reunion was held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Watoga
State Park. Ed Hager, whose father John served in the CCC, was Master
of Ceremonies. Hager welcomed those attending. He discussed the
founding of the CCC Museum at Watoga State Park and some of the history
of CCC Camp Watoga. On May 31, 1934, a special train made up of six
coaches brought one hundred and sixty two young enrollees for Camp
Watoga, as well as, one hundred and eleven men for Camp Randolph to the
Cass railroad station.
|Spring Jubilee April 15, 2016 at the Quiet Dell United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Four CCC Vets were able to attend:
Four CCC Boys were in attendance and recognized: Albert Kehrer; Ritchie County, WV. James Lewis; Salem, WV Bern Linn; Marion County, WV and Ken Scribner, Yadkinville, N.C.
Two of our Board Members, Dorothy and Edison Gunno, were nominated for West Virginia History Hero and were selected for 2016. They received the award in Charleston, representing our CCC.
The 12th annual Spring CCC Jubilee Reunion was held Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Quiet Dell United Methodist Church, Quiet Dell, Harrison County, West Virginia. The event, which honors the memory and contributions of the Civilian Conservation Corps alumni and families is sponsored by the West Virginia State Civilian Conservation Corps Museum Associaton. CCC Alumni attending were Harlen C. Frederick of Fairmont, WV, James Lewis of Helvetia, WV, Bern D. Linn of East Grafton Rd, Marion County, WV., Ken Scribner of Yadkinville, North Carolina, and Raymond E. Teter of Elkins.
|The West Virginia Historic New
entry on "Orlando Boys in the CCC"
St. Louis Museum for the Civilian Conservation Corps closes
Virginia Girl Scouts New CCC Badge
Thanks to the dedicated hard work of the daughter of Mrs. John (Tammy) Burge, Girl Scout Counselor in the Parkersburg, WV area and a Life Member of our Association, there is now a separate badge opportunity that honors the original Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).
Kaylin Burge, a nine year old Girl Scout with her mother as advisor, conceived the idea for the badge activity. She then developed and wrote the project guidelines in Spring, 2008 and sent the guidelines and CCC subject matter materials to the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council which then approved it for use as a troop-only trial project. It is hoped that this important badge project will grow in popularity, evolve and spread the message about the CCC legacy. We hope this initial first step will become a state-wide, and hopefully, national Girl Scout CCC badge activity. Kaylin did this as a project to earn her Bronze Award.
This first group of Girl Scouts to ever earn the CCC badge will culminate their activities with a trip to the WV CCC camp museum in July 2008.
Kaylin also designed the badge. Her grandfather, Woodrow Mace, told stories of building a dam, bridges, trails and other projects with the CCC's prior to entering the Navy and serving in WWII. Neither the depression nor the CCCs were being taught in school so Kaylin, only 7 at the time, wanted to create a Girl Scout badge so other girls could learn about the CCC's and all their work.
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$1000 towards the replica barracks.
Recognition Day Announcement
CCC-Like Camp Needed
Keeping the CCC Legacy Alive
Quiet Dell Hosts Annual Celebrations
State CCC Discusses Upcoming Jubilee
Civilian Conservation Corps marks 76 years of service
CCC Camp Museum Needs More Funding
Membership in CCC Life Changing
Remember the CCC
Frederick History Hero
Making Men out of Boys
PBS CCC Special
State Set to Mark CCC Anniversary
Donations for CCC Museum
CCC Day Proclaimed
CCC Museum Expands
Remembering the CCC
Then and Now
Memorial Service Mitchell Opas
Kanawha CCC Reunion
For information, please contact Rita Dale at 304-755-4650 or write her at 3 Riverside Glen, Winfield, WV 25213.