Camp Lewis projects need volunteers

We have all kinds of improvements lined up for Lewis, thanks to a couple of grants and donations.  All that is needed now is your help to volunteer on site.  Several camp committee members and district volunteers helped identify the areas of need and determined which project would have the greatest impact on the Scouts using our camp. 

Some of the tasks requiring heavy equipment have already been completed, and now we need volunteer labor to help finish the job.  Please contact Ranger, Bill Hood (Bill.Hood@Scouting.org, phone: 503-658-7077) to organize a work party, detailed project plans, or for additional information. In order to accomplish all of this, Bill and the camp committee have scheduled work days for the first Saturday of every month through June.  Call ahead to arrange a project.  If you are available other days, we can work with you to have materials available. 

Projects:

  • Build new shelter at Ft. Simcoe- plans and materials are available
  • Adirondack repairs all campsites- cut back brush 10’ all directions, replace broken boards, repair bunks, sand graffiti, replace missing foundation blocks, remove shelves and add hanging pegs, replace comp roof with steel
  • Fire ring installation- ring are on site, burry halfway in ground at location set by ranger
  • Shelter repairs- replace damaged boards, add steel roofing material
  • Construct new kybo structure on vault at Ft. Simcoe
  • Construct handicapped accessible structure on new vault for shooting ranges and Ft. Raines
  • Kybo improvements all campsites- insect screening, building walls and installing doors for individual stall privacy, washable wainscot interiors, solar lights, siding repairs and painting
  • Campfire bowl rebuild- The old benches have been removed and the area has been excavated.   The next steps are digging post holes for bench supports, moving the stage back, installing benches and fencing.
  • BB range expansion- the area has been excavated and the ranges are opened up.  Firing line roofs need dry rot cut back, and new steel roofing installed.  The addition of a teaching shelter off of each line will provide a waiting area and classroom space.

Your help is needed - if you can spare time on an upcoming Saturday, please contact Ranger Bill Hood!

By Andrew Herold, Facility Director


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