Skull FieldAccording to legend, "Skull Field" received its name in the following manner. Years before this property became Camp Boyhaven, Mr. Frink's cows were caught by a severe winter storm while grazing in this field. They perished in the cold and were subsequently buried here. Sometime after the purchase of this land in 1924, some Scouts were busy pitching camp. While "ditching" around their tents (an accepted practice at the time), they hit BONES! Further exploration produced a number of bones, most notably skulls. Hence, the name "Skull Field" which has remained ever since.
Across Kaydeross Creek from Skull Field is where the old trolley ran along the creek road from Ballston Spa to Rock City Falls to Middle Grove. (The small stone abutments which stand on the banks of the Kayaderosserass Creek just north of Route 29 are all that remain of this trolley line). It was a small trolley car, with only four wheels and so could easily be rocked off the track by Scouts jumping up and down on the rear platform. Skipper, the driver, would then expect the Scouts to help get it back on the track. On the early morning trip on the Fourth of July, it was customary for Skipper to blow a bugle or set off some big firecrackers and wake up the camp. He is forever memorialized by the words, "Remember me to Skipper, too", in the Camp Boyhaven Song. And the "Toonerville Trolley" is the traditional Camp logo which appears on all our Anniversary patches.