This project was a little while in the making. My first design is dated November 2004 with an eye toward building it in time for the 100th anniversary of Scouting in Canada in 2007. It is loosely based on photographs of a similar structure that one of our members brought in. Funds were lacking at that time but we kept it in mind. Overall I think I priced this project out at least three or four times as it was also a part of our Kinsmen funding proposal.
This spring our Guiding side wanted to do something for their Centennial in 2010 and secured the necessary funding. I agreed to organize the necessary volunteer labor and twist some arms on the material cost. We came in under budget!
Of course I couldn't have pulled it off without Mark who helped with layout and made most of the cuts necessary for all the weird miters (among many other things). Thanks to all the volunteers who most cheerfully gave up their prime summer weekend to help make this a reality. I'd name them all but I'd run the risk of missing someone!
We enjoyed a few beers and some ice cream around the 'christening fire' when we were done and we all agreed this is a great addition to the camp and will get a lot of use.
© Clayton Ditzler