Judge Roger Perry and Executive Director Beth Cook discussed ideas to help the local Boy Scout Camp in Chapmanville at the end of the recent CAC Advisory Board meeting.
The camp is currently used every year by the WE CAN (Working to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect) organization to host it's annual camp for kids, which provides fun summer activity for dozens of at-risk children in our region who otherwise might miss out on the summer camp experience.
Cook said the Ranger at the camp had done an excellent job this year of preparing the facility, but could utilize more financial resources.
"At one time the coal companies in this area used to keep the camp up," Cook said. "But those days ended a long time ago."
Cook said the camp looked very good this year, even though funding for keeping it up has been hard to come by for the Ranger.
"The pool was looking even better than it did when I was a kid," Cook quipped. "This got me to thinking that if you take all of the people who are from Logan County who learned to swim in that pool, and you could convince them to donate $5 to $10 a year it would really help them keep up the Boy Scout camp."
Judge Roger Perry agreed.
Perry and his civic club, the Lions Club of Logan have kept up a lodge at the camp for many years. From time to time Perry and current Lions President Ken Nunley have visited the camp, organized clean ups and upgrades and have challenged other civic groups and clubs to adopt parts of the camp to keep up.
"It's an idea that has some merit," Perry said, explaining that changes in the Boy Scouts organization over the years saw the camp being utilized less by local Scouts.
Speaking of fundraisers, Cook said their will be a Poker Run Fundraiser for her agency, the Logan Child Advocacy Center, organized by Roy Lambert tentatively scheduled for Sept. 27 from 1:30- 2:30 p.m. T-shirts will be sold and the event will feature live music as well.
"That will be our fall fundraiser for the Man area," she said.