(NORMAN) – The Hoosier Trails Council Boy Scouts of America announced they received a mitigation grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for $1,015,896.03 for the construction of a tornado and severe weather shelter at Maumee Scout Reservation in the Hoosier National Forest.
The Seymour Tribune reports, the shelter will provide emergency shelter for Boy Scouts, adult leaders, camp staff and other users of the property year-round. More than 6,000 program participants visit Maumee Scout Reservation annually.
The severe weather shelter, or “safe room,” will be constructed as part of the planned fellowship hall.
Along with the severe weather shelter, the $4 million fellowship hall facility will include a dining area for up to 360 people, food preparation and storage areas, housing accommodations for kitchen staff, the camp’s trading post and visitor restroom facilities.
Hoosier Trails Council Scout Executive Glen Steenberger says the fellowship hall will replace an existing dining hall, but no timeline is in place for construction.
The grant is about 25 percent of the total cost of the project.
Information Seymour Tribune, http://www.tribtown.com