When Bert Adams Scout Camp in Covington, Georgia was being constructed Alvin Townley’s grandfather aided in the process. Near the camp’s completion he donated two Chinese Chestnut tress to the new camp. For years afterwards, the Townley family would drive out to Bert Adams on Sundays after church and water the trees. Those two trees became one of Alvin’s first memories of Scouting. He is now an Eagle Scout and best-selling author.
Now, 50 years later, one of the trees still stands and is a landmark for hundreds of campers each summer. The Townley family still visit the tree and remember their grandfather’s dedication to Scouting and to Bert Adams.