1979 - David Lindman




Q. What year(s) were you on Tomahawk staff?

A. 1979-1981, 1986,1989,1990?


Q. What was your position(s)?

A. Chip beach, scoutcraft aid, commissioner, family island director, director of reservation program, assistant ranger & every position at spearhead.


Q. What was happening at Tomahawk during your tenure?  What was new?

A. Climbing walls, high adventure, waterskiing merit badges, fire tower, wilderness outpost, dining hall and kitchen moves, Navajo, White Pine, family island new tenting area, the Sioux fire road improvement, the farm and I’m sure there’s a lot more I’ll think of later.


Q. What was your most memorable experience?

A. Eating with the boy at Chippewa and Saturday and Sunday campfires.


Q. How did your experience at Tomahawk affect your life?

A. Lifelong friends and great management skills. No project is too big to tackle.


Q. What was your favorite place in camp?

A. Around camp staff. Current and past.


Q. Do you have any advice for the current staff?

A. Take pictures.


Q. When was your last visit to Tomahawk?  What was different?

A. 2019. It’s always a little different, but it’s the same.


Q. What is your current occupation / affiliation with Scouting, etc?

A. Truck driving for Auer Steel. Like to volunteer for camp when possible.


Q. Which former staff members do you keep in touch with?

A. Steve Nordrum, Kevin Balfanz, Phil Grunhagen, and others.


Q. Any other comments you would like to share about your time at camp?

A. Don’t do laundry on your day off. Do that early mornings on your work day. I never did the same job twice and learned lots along the way.

1979 - David Lindman