Central Ga. Eagle Scouts say farewell to historic Scout hut

 

Eagle Scouts from around Central Georgia came to say goodbye to the historic Boy Scout Hut in Macon.

The city plans to expand Henry Burns Park in place of the hut. 

Many came from near and far for one last visit.

Former Troop Five Eagle Scouts and leaders say they had to come see their old "stomping ground." 

Christopher Fite says he was a Boy Scout in Troop Five in the 1950's.

“It's been fifty years since I've been back down there. I thought I'll go down, look at the old building soak up the old memories. Maybe see some people that I won't recognize, but we'll go from there with the names and the building is in amazing shape,” said Fite.

As far as the building's condition, some would say Eagle Scout Robbie Thomas has a lot to do with that.

Thomas spent months restoring the hut and says he's blown away by the community's support.

“The GoFundMe account has reached over $2,000 to save the hut and we have a couple other interests coming in from different organizations and groups like churches with suggestions on where to move the hut, what to do, and how to move forward in the campaign,” said Thomas.

The city plans to add a new parking lot and playground in place of the hut.

City Manager Chris Floore says the city is willing to work with Thomas to relocate the hut if organizers can raise enough money for the move.


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