OA Lodge Renovation Project UPDATE!
- Fellow Alumni and Arrowmen,
As you already know, Waguli 318 has been working on a project to
renovate the old Dining Hall into a year-round OA, Handicraft and
program facility. You hopefully received a letter at the beginning
of that effort with an outline of the planned work and have had an
opportunity to track progress and see the results for yourself.
The renovation project, being overseen by a team of Arrowmen led by
Tim McIntosh, was originally planned in 3 phases. Enough funding was
raised to complete Phase 1, which included a new roof, structural
renovation, and total re-wiring of the building. In fact, thanks in
large part to donations of materials and volunteer labor, Phase 2,
which included replacement of existing windows, new interior siding,
and new or refinished flooring in the OA lodge section of the
building, is also well underway, but this project has been a "pay as
we go" effort from the beginning. The original cost of this
renovation project was estimated at $25,000-$30,000 and more than
$13,000 has been raised to-date. We have used most of that funding
at this point.
Completion of Phase 2 and Phase 3 involves installation of bathroom
facilities, a special rodent-proof dressing room/storage area for
ceremonial regalia and lodge supplies, new furnishings, and the
completion of interior renovations, to include shelving, display
cabinets, and other design elements. We cannot continue this project
without additional funding, however. We need your help. We're
renewing our fundraising efforts in an attempt to fund completion of
the project. A detailed funding proposal and gift form will be
posted on our council website, www.nwgabsa.org and hopefully on this
site as well.
Waguli 318 appreciates the efforts of CSDAA over the years to
preserve the rich heritage and history of Camp Sidney Dew. We are
proud to continue to work in partnership with CSDAA to make this
happen and to ensure that future generations of Scouts enjoy our
camp for BSA's next 100 years! Thank you again for all you do, and
for considering assisting us in this effort!