Company: Boy Scouts of America
Contact: Steve Heck, Scout Executive
Phone: (608) 273-1005
[September 19th 2006], Madison WI – The Boy Scouts of America Glacier’s Edge Council is holding a ground breaking ceremony on September 19, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. to kick off the construction of its new service center. The event will be held at 5902 Manufacturers Drive in The Center for Industry & Commerce off Highway 51.
The new building will house the Glacier’s Edge Council’s Scout Service Center. The single story building is scheduled to be completed in January 2007, will contain 10,358 square feet, and will accommodate a service center, office space for staff, and conference rooms for meetings.
The Glacier’s Edge Council serves Boy Scouts in Adams, Columbia, Dane, Grant, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, Richland, Sauk, Rock, and Walworth counties in Wisconsin as well as Winnebago and Boone counties in Illinois.
Steve Heck, Scout Executive of the Council, said, “It’s gratifying to see so many people and companies supporting the new facility. We’ve received many commitments of materials and labor that will help make this project a success for the youth. Various professionals have come together to make sure this development is affordable so the Council can continue to focus its resources on helping tomorrow’s young leaders.” Heck also added that “of course, we still need more help and if someone wants to discuss getting involved or making a contribution, they can call me at 608-273-1005”
“Community buy-in is very important to our organization, so we are inviting the public and press out to our event,” added Heck.
T. Wall Properties, a Madison based real estate developer, donated the land. “The Boy Scouts are responsible for helping 13,000 Scouts and their families in hundreds of communities across the Council territory,” stated Terrence Wall, President of T. Wall Properties, who is also Executive Vice President of the Council. “I’m personally excited to be involved. As a life long Scout and Eagle Scout I understand the value of Scouting and how much the Scouting experience can mean to helping someone get a good start in life.”
Madison based Bouril Design Studio, LLC is the architect and Tri-North Builders, Inc. is the general contractor for this project and both are contributing their considerable talent and services. If you would like more information on programs or donations please contact the Glacier’s Edge Council at 608-273-1005 or visited their website at http://www.glaciersedge.org.