The “Sawdust Saturday” volunteer Scouts, Scouters, and parents have been busy at Camp Snyder. The entrance sign at the front gate has been freshened up with new stain and re-painted lettering. All of the emergency exit signs in the dining hall have been replaced, and wiring added for new signs in the maintenance shop. Between bad puns and war stories, the intrepid crew rebuilt a wooden fence at the maintenance yard, and had a lot of fun converting a stall in the barn into a lockable storage area for landscaping tools.
Last week’s big project was repairing the wetlands overlook walkway, which runs from the nature trail into the north end of the lake. A tree had grown up beneath it, pushing up one side, and then fell over, damaging the walkway further. After “Chainsaw Dave” cleared the tree roots, the volunteer crew along with Camp Ranger Ryan removed the damaged boards and rebuilt the framework, and the three Scouts on the crew laid down replacement decking.
We have Sawdust Saturdays at Camp Snyder twice a month. Next up: March 20, April 3, and April 17 – and you are invited! For more information about Sawdust Saturdays or arranging individual service projects at Camp Snyder, visit the “Talent, Tools & Projects” page on the GoToSnyder.org website, or email Dan Kurtenbach.