Great progress on our work week... please come and help for the day or evening... call 403 637-2299 (let it ring) if you want to check it out,or need directions. Today we got the floor framing completed, and part of the subfloor. Tomorrow we start on the walls!
The scouts were a great help screwing down the subfloor this evening. (see photos)
It has been almost exactly a year since our Building permit for the Ward Cabin at Lost Lake camp was approved, and then rescinded because the zoning was not correct. After a long process of getting the camp rezoned to "Public Service District", and then a Development Permit approved after some small technicalities were cleared up... and the Building permit is back in our hands!.
Sean Falle, one of our leaders came to me and said his uncle Dan in Saskachewan had an old Loader Backhoe tractor that he would like to donate to our Scout Camp. The problem was how to get it there. We had a trailer donated, and Sean used his pickup truck to tow it... and away we went to pick up a John Deere 1010 Tractor built in 1961. Don't laugh... it works!... and is now on site at the camp. It will be a real asset in moving construction materials during cabin construction, digging holes, and clearing snow. Alan
Photo: Sean Falle and Alan Davidson with tractor at Lost Lake.
From the Rockyview News, and copied on Calgary Chinook Council Facebook page.
By: Kristen Spruit Monday, Mar 03, 2014
Scouts Canada received the necessary land rezoning approvals from Rocky View County (RVC) council on Feb. 25 to rebuild a cabin that was destroyed by a fire on one of their campsites in northwest RVC in 2010.
Lost Lake Scout Campsite, which borders Mountain View County, is a wilderness campsite developed and maintained by the 18th Calgary Scout Group since 1966, explained Camp Committee Chairman Alan Davidson.
Let me introduce myself first... I am Alan Davidson, one of the volunteers who is helping look after the Lost Lake Campsite. For those of you who have youth in the group, this is a unique facility which we have leased from the Government for the past 48 years, and over the years have developed some basic camp facilities to make it a safe, secure place to camp with reasonable facilities so volunteer leaders (who are in many cases also parents) can provide an outdoor program for your son or daughter.
After 47 years of leasing the Lost Lake Campsite... and the additional 20 plus years left on our current lease, the County of Rockyview has asked to update the zoning for our Camp to "Public Services District "from the present "Ranch and Farm" zoning to reflect the Camping activities we, and the other Scout and Guide groups that use the campsite partake in.
The scouts were out and about this last weekend at Lake Louise for the Ice Magic Festival and some cross country skiing. The scouts all had a good time skiing but did agree that it was more fun going down hill than up.
The Building Committee is responsible for the upkeep, maintenance and projects around the Scout Hall. The more input that we have to the group the better we can help to meet the needs of the youth. Please join us for a meeting on November 19th at 8:00pm.
The scout group took the drive down to Waterton Lakes Park this weekend past and had a great time hiking to Bertha Falls and up to the Bear's Hump. We are all looking forward to more camps in the future.
On August 17th there will be a work party down at the Scout Hall. There are a couple of maintenance items that need to be tackled before the new program year. It will begin at 10:00am and all able bodies are welcome. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require more information.