Upgrades Complete for Camp Binachi

The Boy Scouts cut the ribbon Tuesday on new facilities at Camp Binachi that were completed in the past year and a half.

And this year the Boy Scouts of America also marks its 100th anniversary.

Boy Scouts are getting ready for summer camp, which gets underway next week.

"People they donated some pavilions to the camp, said Gage Leifried, a scout. "We got a new lake built. We got a new beach front coming in. We have sand coming in, and new picnic tables in the pavilions."

Not only will the nearly 150 Boy Scouts be able to use the new facilities, but others can too.

"We want people to realize they can come out here, and for a nominal fee, they can rent the facilities when the scouts aren't using it," said Ken Kercheval, scout executive and CEO. "It's a beautiful facility. "

The pavilions were donated by Structural Steel of Meridian.

"I want to say 'thank you' to all they did, and 'thank you' for all their donations," said Leifried. "All the support they provide for the Boy Scouts and

According to Kercheval, this is a wonderful way to celebrate 100 years.

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  • by Stephanie Location: Butler,AL on Jun 16, 2010 at 04:10 AM
    Congrats to the BSA and the Choctaw Area Council which provides services from Choctaw Co. in Alabama to the counties in east mississippi as well.. Boys learn from their leaders and the BSA is a good organization in which everyone should be involved and support.. Thanks Structural Steel for your support to the future of America in helping us raise up good young men who will no doubt enjoy these new features for years to come.. Happy Birthday BSA from a former Den Mom, Cubmaster, Boy Scout Leader and supporter of BSA
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