New Aquatics Structure
May 28, 2010 Leave a comment
Those of us who attended summer camp at the S-F Scout Ranch likely remember the aquatics tower in each camp. These structures were built to watch for lightning across Nims Lake while providing a storage location for aquatics equipment. For the camp staff, these structures served as a place to store merit badge cards, change into swim trunks/Scout uniform, and a location for commemorating past aquatics staffs in the form of buddy tags and signing the tower.
As cool as the aquatics towers were, they were falling apart, needing repair, and no longer providing as much space as necessarily. Several storms have gone through the S-F Scout Ranch in the past year or so and while they created a lot of damage, they did not knock over the aquatics towers – which could easily have been a possibility. So since insurance wasn’t paying for a change, it had to wait for the capital campaign. Now, for this summer, new structures have been built. They include covered pavilions and a lockable storage shed.
Two pictures below are of the just complete structures at Camp Famous Eagle, before summer camp and before the Aquatics Area was fully setup: