While camping at Camp Snyder, Scouts from Troop 1148G, South Riding, VA visited Michael’s Woodshop and crossed woodworking off of their Scouts BSA bucket list. After watching their brothers build pinewood derby cars and work on Eagle Scout projects for years, it was their turn in the shop! The Scouts learned about shop and tool safety, lumber basics and the proper use of a wide variety of hand and power tools; their favorite was the block plane. They also saw a demonstration of milling rough sawn, “ugly” boards into useable, “pretty” lumber. Scouts used their newfound skills of measuring, cutting, drilling and sanding to complete a project of their own. It was an awesome day!
Come see first-hand what our wood shop capabilities are during the NCAC Adult Scouting Skills Event on Saturday, September 14th. It’s not too late to register to attend, you can register here.
Are your Scouts interested in learning woodworking fundamentals? Michael’s Woodshop offers Woodworking 101 classes for Scouts BSA youth each month. The class provides Scouts with a solid foundation of shop and tool safety and the function and proper use of common hand tools and other shop equipment. The course provide Scouts with skills they can apply towards the Woodwork Merit Badge, Eagle Scout projects and other service projects or it could even spark the desire to become a Woodworker!
Michael’s Woodshop is a great, hands-on work space where Scouts can learn and create. The shop was designed, constructed and is operated by volunteers. Michael’s Woodshop is currently seeking additional volunteers; both experienced wood workers and shop assistants.
To learn more about volunteering or for information about shop capabilities, upcoming events or reserving the shop, please visit the Camp Snyder website https://gotosnyder.org/ or email us at Camp.Snyder@Scouting.Org