Doctor's Hospital recently donated money for the administration building at the new Boy Scout camp. Presenting the check are Dr. Allan Kirchner, executive board member of Georgia-Carolina Boy Scout Council (from left); Shyne George, chief operating officer of Doctor's Hospital; Kelly Penter, chief financial officer of Doctor's Hospital; Bill Lesshaftt, scout executive of the Georgia-Carolina Boy Scouts Council; Dr. Fred Davison, president-elect of the council; and Terry Gunn, CEO of Doctor's Hospital.
Photo by Donnie Fetter
Doctors Hospital donated $100,000 to help build a Boy Scout camp near Lincolnton.
A formal check presentation was held Thursday afternoon at the Knox Scout Reservation, in the Double Branches Community of Lincoln County.
Specifically, the funds from Doctors Hospital will be used to pay for the camp's administration building that will house offices, a health facility and a kitchen. It is the first major building to be constructed on the 500-acre camp and is expected to be completed in late February or early March.
"We'll be able to host corporate retreats and other events this year, but we expect to have a fully functional Boy Scout camp in 2004," said Bill Lesshafft, Scout executive of the Boy Scouts of America Georgia-Carolina Council. "This administration building will be our base of operations from which we'll start building our other facilities. We already have a lot of work done on our shooting range and behind us is where we're hoping to build our amphitheater."
Sitting on the banks of Thurmond Lake, the site boasts a substantial shoreline that camp builders intend to use. There will be an aquatics area with a beach, boat ramps, docks, sail boats and motor boats.
When completed, the camp also will contain a 350-seat dining hall, field sports area, an environmental sciences building and six lake-front campsites.
"This is going to be an exceptional facility and I'm very happy to be a part of that," said Terry Gunn, Doctors Hospital's chief executive officer and an Eagle Scout. "The Boy Scouts played a major role in my development as a young man. Doctors Hospital is proud to be associated with an organization that does such an admirable job of molding our youth into fine young men."
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