Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Volunteer at Boy Scouts of America Camp in Watkins Glen, NY

Published On: Thursday, June 29, 2017
Original Publisher: Carpenter Contractor Trust

This charitable project was organized by Scott Colton, Local 277 President and Welliver Construction Services. Colton, a 35-year member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, knows the importance of contributing to meaningful projects through volunteerism and mentoring.

Authored by: Scott Colton, Local 277 President, Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters

On June 9th and 10th, 36 dedicated members of Local 277 volunteered their time to repair a roof at one of the Boy Scouts of America Camps located in Watkins Glen. Our craftsmen used their knowledge and expertise to remove the shingles and replaced the entire roof on Camp Gorton’s Headquarters Building.

Camp Gorton is situated on Waneta Lake. It offers both Cub Scout Resident Camp and Boy Scout Resident camp programs and has been referred to as a Finger Lakes gem. This camp is renowned for being family orientated and provides outstanding programs and water adventures to all scouts. 
Through our combined efforts, the roof was repaired ahead of their busy Summer schedule. I feel honored to facilitate this charitable project between the NRCC, Welliver Construction and the Boy Scouts of America. I’m very supportive of having union carpenters participate in volunteer opportunities that help the community. It was a pleasure to be able to play a key role in gathering the carpenters together and working with Welliver Construction on this project.

I would like to thank each of our skilled craftsmen who continue to embrace the Carpenters’ Union’s long-standing tradition of giving back to the communities in which we work in. As brothers and sisters, they encourage each other to roll up their sleeves, extend their skills and participate in volunteer endeavors that benefit the entire Finger Lakes region.

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