That's how much it will cost for a modern replacement of the 40-year-old building at
The good and bad news: There was an insurance policy on the
A community campaign will soon be launched to raise the remaining
McDowell County fire investigators, along with the
"The memories built over the last 40 years are steeped deep within our community and this is a tremendous emotional loss to our Scouting family," Turner said in a statement, noting historical memorabilia and a hand carved entrance erected in 1976 were among the losses.
"Structures can be rebuilt, but we lost some items that can never be replaced...The memorabilia has taken decades to gather, but we know deep inside we will begin to build our new memories and traditions."
One of the chief problems facing the council now, he says, is that a replacement dining hall must be built to different standards.
The fire that destroyed the dining hall was discovered at
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