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School board takes no action on cabin proposal

The Gloucester County School Board took no action during its work session last Thursday on a proposed memorandum of understanding between it, the Boy Scout Cabin Preservation Committee, and the Fairfield Foundation. 

The cabin committee is seeking to enter into a 99-year agreement with the school board at $1 a year to ensure the continued use of the building by local Scouts.

The cabin sits on a corner of the Botetourt Elementary School campus and has been designated for use by the Boy Scouts since 1956, according to the committee.

Committee vice chairman Frank Evans told the board during its Oct. 10 meeting that the cabin needs $50,000 to $70,000 worth of repairs to maintain and preserve the building. He said the committee was ready to raise the funds but wanted the assured continued use for scouting before proceeding. The Fairfield Foundation would serve as a fiscal agent for the committee’s fundraising. 

Although board members expressed support for the project dur...

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