Thank you for helping us restore this symbol of Camp Tuscazoar
We hosted a dedication ceremony for our new stockade entrance on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at the camp. We believe we have constructed this stockade in such a manner that it will last for many years. We reused the original gate hardware to maintain the historic look. The crossover bridge will once again allow Scouts to use this structure for crossover ceremonies!
At the February 2020 Camp Tuscazoar Foundation board meeting, the board signed the contract to begin construction of a new stockade entrance.
On March 20, the old stockade was removed to clear the way for new construction. On May 2, trenches were dug and footers were poured to begin the reconstruction. The foundation was poured by May 23 and, in July, workers began adding a stone exterior to the foundation. In August, the logs were delivered and were squared up. The logs were added and, on October 8, the crossover bridge was installed. Prior to the dedication ceremony, the Camp Tuscazoar sign was hung and the names of large donors were affixed to the stockade.
The first stockade entrance at Camp Tuscazoar was constructed in the early 1920’s. Since then, at least two other similar entrances were built to welcome campers. Thousands have passed through these gates and have read the sign that says, “You are a stranger here but once.”
We still find ourselves short of paying cash for the entire project, but as we continue to receive your individual donations, we are confident that the balance of the funds will come! Several suggestions for donations are listed in our fundraising brochure but any amount given will be appreciated. Every donor will be thanked for their contribution and invited to a dedication at a later date. If donations exceed the funds needed to complete this project, they will be used for events during our 100th anniversary.
Those of you who have made donations will see your names proudly displayed. Thank you for your support!
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