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Site prep is almost finished. The area for the foundation was cleared and leveled. The architect has staked out the corners of the building and one thing is clear; the new longhouse will be an impressive structure that will serve Scouts and Scouters for years to come! Some of the poles were moved to make room for the building. These will be put back up after construction is finished. Next step is digging for the footings and foundation.

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Ground work is continuing at the site. The last fire hydrant is in place and the utility trenches are now filled in. Some of the hillside has been moved and the emergency vehicle turnaround is beginning to take shape.

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lhconstruction0001With site prep just days away a solar powered time-lapse camera was installed to look over the site. Unfortunately we were unable, at this time, have a live web feed that we were hoping for. Once the construction is complete we will up load the photos for all to see.
lh_aug_1_clh_aug_1_bSteady progress has been made. The new wider road was built up to the longhouse and the utility pipes were placed. The final fire hydrant was also placed. The big news is the start of earth moving for the foundation! The plan calls for 10' of the hillside to be moved along with re-grading the site to accommodate the emergency vehicle turnaround and the longer building. Come back for more updates!lh_aug_1_d

lhconstruction0010lhconstruction0012Once the permits were received from Snohomish county construction started quickly. We were lucky to find a contractor for the utility pipes that was able to do the work on short notice and could finish prior to summer camp starting. The first task was to split the water supply from the main Camp Pigott line just north of the dining hall. That was day one of construction June 25th 2012. The trench was then dug down the road to the parking lot; the utility pipes placed and then covered.

The trench has a huge water main, electrical and a data pipe for phone service to the new building. We were able to lay the utilities down the road AND across the parking lot all before scouts arrived!

Now we are working up the hill towards our final destination. The new road will also be wider to accommodate fire trucks and other emergency vehicles. We also added for safety and convenience an additional fire hydrant at the parking lot that was not in the original plan.

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