Charlotte Scouts are in for a treat — a beautiful new $4 million camp facility

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Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts in Charlotte are in luck.

They will soon have a beautiful new dining hall at the Mecklenburg County Council’s campground in the foothills just north of Shelby — Camp Grimes.

The council has drafted plans for a $4 million new facility to replace the one that burned down last fall.

Photo by Mecklenburg County Council via Facebook

The plans for the new dining hall are stunning.

Fundraising will soon begin in earnest.

Between insurance and an initial fundraising drive, the council has $2 million toward the project. A push for the rest will begin in the second quarter.

Construction on the new facility will begin in summer 2017 with the expectation of being open for summer camp 2018.

Camp will still be held at Camp Grimes this summer, with temporary dining arrangements worked out. I’ve heard there will be food trucks, but I don’t know for certain.

View from the dining hall at Camp Grimes.

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