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    Under the DOD Innovative Readiness Program, combat engineers will do construction, electrical and plumbing tasks at Maine Boy Scout camps. Hurray!

    Cost of materials for scouts $1-2 million, depending on donations. Pine Tree Council will sell their palatial Alton E. “Chuck” Cianchette Scout Service Center near Portland Jetport. About eight to ten years ago, construction costs were over a million dollars for that money pit! I know small Maine potatoes compared to the Summit. The council office will move to the soon to refurbished John Messer Rotary Scout Training Center at Camp Hinds.

    Good story

  • #2
    Is there a pool on when the ACLU files suit to save the poor people of Maine from our rein of tyranny?


    • #3
      I doubt the ACLU would waste their time when they have real tyranny to fight against:


      • #4

        Selected extracts follow:

        After three months, the military has pulled out of Camp Hinds. In their wake, the roughly 420 engineer reservists that cycled through the camp this summer left a new parking lot, five new shooting ranges, three new staff cabins and more at the 87-year-old Raymond Boy Scouts camp.

        The reservists also built an 1,800-foot access road, renovated the John P. Messer Rotary Scout Training Center, cleared a site for a future dining facility, added electricity to buildings, built a new loudspeaker, and constructed four shooting pavilions, equipped with roofs bolstered with 10-gauge steel.

        Although the training program has prepared a five-year plan for the site, Benko said, the future of the program remains in the hands of Congress. Reservists will definitely return next spring to begin foundation work on the new dining facility, Benko said. But it remains to be seen whether the project will be funded beyond next year.

        It is exceedingly rare in the Boy Scouts of America to have a modern, safely designed, professionally built 100-meter-rifle range,” Tarbox said. “We’re not aware of any Boy Scout camps nationally that have a 100-meter rifle range. There may be. We’re just not aware of any. So for us to have one at Camp Hinds enables us to offer a learning experience with long-range, .22 rifle shooting that can’t be offered anywhere else.”

        Scout salute to the National Guard and Army and Marine reserve units.


        • #5
          Originally posted by Scouter99 View Post
          Is there a pool on when the ACLU files suit to save the poor people of Maine from our rein of tyranny?
          Actually, I'm more surprised the construction trades unions didn't complain.


          • #6
            Hmm, Maine and a 100m rifle range at a scout camp, wonder if locals will be dropping in, uninvited, to sight-in their deer rifles?