Connecticut Yankee Council, BSA
Maintenance Committees

Activity Highlights - II

  

 

Up        2000 - 2004        2005 - 2009        2010 - Present 

 

 

 

 

Through The Support and Efforts of Many! 

 




 

 

Handicrafts building expansion, the crafts area is now twice as big (Oct 2004)

 


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Built five 6'x12' boat dock sections at a mini work party (Jan 2005)

Materials donated by;  Carl and Lillian Flodquist, Owaneco Lodge and the council.

 


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Bridge over Judd's brook west of Hermit area is replaced (Spring? 2005)

 


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Constructed 14 more Handicrafts benches (Feb-April 2005)

Then Installed giving us seating for 78+ (May 2005)

 


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Replaced North Entry staircase on Loomis Lodge (Jun 2005)

 


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6 additional benches added to the Chapel for a total of 28,  seating for 84 to 112 (Jun 2005)

 


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Platt field pushed eastern perimeter back to original rock wall boundary (Spring 2005?)

During the summer; grade work was done and grass was planted.

 


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Boundary trail behind Polaris redirected through the tunnel picking up the original trail again at Platt field.

 (Jun-Aug 2005)

 


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Shotgun Range cleared area expanded (Jun-Aug 2005)

 


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Built 2 Horseshoe courts (???)

 


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Nathan Hale campsite enlarged (Fall 2005?)

 


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A carpenters union is shown here installing a new roof on Loomis Hall after the

 Rangers Crew stripped off four layers of old roofing and made misc. repairs. (Nov 2005)

 


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Finished major repairs to water damaged Loomis Lodge - Left,  including  a kitchenette rehab (Nov 2005)

 


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The air conditioning condencing unit for the Rangers residence was replaced by a high

efficiency unit. Accuired by Steve Szypulski and installed by Charlie Edgerton (Nov. 2005)

Later the original condencer was used to update the one at the Alderman Center.

 


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Extensive tree work done in Polaris campsite opening

it up to some needed sunsine (Fall 2005?)

 


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Our very own Covered Bridge (Early Spring? 2006)

 Thanks Ranger Dave! and company

 


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Portable Storage units (7) were constructed over the last number of years (2006)

 

Bulletin Boards (21) constructed (Jan. 2006)

 


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Park benches have also been built and then installed; 4 at the horseshoe courts -

2 at the North Shower (Jun 2006) - 2 at the South Shower and 3

benches at the waterfront. (Jun 2005 to Jun 2006)

 


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The path from the covered bridge to trading post

gets paved - no more trip hazards! (Jun 2006)

 


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Resident camp Archery program moved to Rocky's pavilian.

Ranger Dave constructs new self standing archery back drop support frame. (Jun 2006)

 


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Tunnel Well House gets a new electrical service and is rewired with

lighting controls for the Main parking lot (Jun 2006)

 


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A four car parking area has been added at Platt Fields entrance along with an inner gate

for better access to Platt Field and the Riffle Range. (Spring 2006)

 


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Replaced 23 lighting fixtures with high efficient T8's in;

Alderman Center, Gates Health lodge and Handicrafts center (Spring 2006)

 


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Alderman's attic lighting is upgraded (Spring 2006?)

 


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Alderman gets a new finish and we can thank a volunteer group that calls themselves the

 Young Executives of Connecticut, headed up by Brad Oqneila (Sep 2006).

 


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11 Lean-to roofs were stripped and re-roofed this year (Oct 2005 - Sep 2006)

 


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The Shotgun range buildings; deck, railings and sill plate are replaced with

pressure treated lumber during a mini work party. (Sep. 2006)

 


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The new camp sign is in place, the surrounded walls and curbing are in place

and the wiring and water supply are installed (Oct 2006) 

 


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Constructed retaining walls in parking lot - West side (Nov. 2006)

  


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From January of 2002 to January of 2007

80 picnic tables were constructed at  mini work parties.

 


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Constructed replacement gates for Service Road and at Alderman (Jan 2007)

 


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3 canoe racks constructed at mini work party (Feb 2007)

 


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Replaced Unit flag holders at Dining Hall (Mar 2007)

 


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Constructed retaining walls in parking lot - East side (Apr. 2007)

 


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Replaced Dining Hall entry ramp (Apr. 2007) 

 


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The Dining Hall's dining room walls are renewed with fresh paint thanks mainly to the efforts

of members of the summer camp staff spearheaded by Tom Gordon (May 2007)

The Mural trim is replaced thanks to Tom Gordon and other staff members (June? 2007)

The interior window trim also gets a new coat (Jun 2007)  

 


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The North Shower House is now completely rebuilt from the slab up.   (Jun 2007)

 


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The paved path is extended from the covered bridge to the Dining Hall (Jun 2007)

 


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New Paved Driveways - wider and longer

were installed as Phase 4 of the on going Gate Project (Sept. 2007).

Thank You! Carl and Lillian Flodquist for your generous gift .

 


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Built and installed wall mounted benches in Friendship Lodge's and

updated main room lighting fixtures with T8 flourescents (Oct 2007)

 


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The Health Lodge south entry porch and stairs have been replaced (Nov 2007)

 


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There's a NEW lean-to in International Camp Site (Nov. 2007)

 


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There are new stairs leading to the Dining Hall's west porch (Nov 2007) 

 


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Repairs to Alderman Center; Painted ceilings on main floor, updates to downstairs

bathrooms, and added supports to street side porch (Jan 2008)

Finished updates including benches in down stairs bathrooms and new attic

pull down folding stairs (Feb 2008)

Saloon doors added to down stairs shower stalls (Mar 2008)

 


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 Aling Cottage Rehab;

Kitchen cabinets rebuilt eliminating "L" (?)

Kitchen, dinette area and hallway flooring removed. Also kitchen counter top replaced  (March 2008)

 Opened Living room floor to apraise sub structure (Apr 2008) Floor rebuilt (May 2008)

Bathroom floor opened to apraise sub structure (?) Repairs begun (Feb 2009) Repairs finished (Mar 2009)

 


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Dining Hall dish washer replaced, doubling capacity (March 2008)

Dish drying shelf built and installed in Scullary (June 2008)

 


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A lean-to roof in Trail camp site is replaced (Apr 2008)

 


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A new lean-to erected in Eli Whitney camp site in memory of Tom Helff (Apr 2008)

 


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We cut back loading dock roof, replaced posts and added gutter.

The delivery trucks will mate to the dock much beter now (May 2008)

 


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Hermit Shack porch and roof rebuilt and reroofed along with a new interior ceiling.

Work completed by members of Troop 1, Scoutmaster Mark Krom.

Materials donated by the Sequassen Alumni Association (May 2008)

 


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There's a NEW lean-to (Back center) in Trail Camp Site

 


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You may not be able to tell for the leaves, but About 60% of the Camps roads have

been re-surfaced with about 51 Tri-Axle Dump Trucks of Road Process (May 2008?)

 


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Loomis/Waterfront latrine refurbished (Spring 2008)

  


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Dining Hall entry landing gets paved (June 2008)

 


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Installed first group of water front dock and raft ladders (Jun 2008)

  


 

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Jerome camp site has a new pavilion (June 2008)

 


 

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There's a NEW lean-to in Nathan Hale Camp site (Sep 2008)

 


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 There's a NEW lean-to (the right one) in Royalwood Camp site (Sep 2008)

 


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Zimmermann Lodge is reroofed (Oct 2008)

 


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An upper floor is added to Loomis Well House (Oct 2008)

Well House is rewired (?)

 


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Shotgun Range Building has a new coat of stain (Oct 2008)

 


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Friendship porch resurfaced Oct 2008

 


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There's a NEW lean-to in Polaris Camp site (Oct 2008)

 

Also hundreds of rocks along with stumps and roots were removed from the site.

 The project was started by members of a Troop 75, Scoutmaster Frank Duffy

 and an excavator they brought with them (Nov. 2009)

The job was finished by Ranger Dave and company (Winter/Spring 2009)

 


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The Health Lodge gets re-roofed, thanks to the generous donation of materials from

Hugh DeLage of Delage Custom Homes and Carpentry, Inc. Hugh a member of the CSMC

and his son led the effort to re-roof the Health lodge during a mini work party. (Nov 2008)

 


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Phase 1 of he Buckskin Waterfront Project is now underway, starting with the construction of 6 Waterfront benches. Each will provide storage for 20 totes similar to the one shown, providing you with a place to hold your personal items while you are enjoying the many activities at our beautiful waterfront (Jan 2009)

  


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Construction of a new Waterfront Life Guard Tower begins with it's base (Feb 2009)

Tower structure was completed (Mar 2009) then installed and roofed (Apr 2009)

 Tower is wired for power, pegboard and shelving is installed and exterior is painted (June 2009) 

 


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New Signs - Many who know Sequassen may wonder at all the new signs which have been popping up around camp over recent years. But many of the parents and those newer to the camp have expressed their appreciation.

Thanks Lendall (Max) Maxim, for the 500+ signs you have made to date (Spring 2009)

 


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There's a second NEW lean-to (the left one) in Royalwood Camp site - Thanks to Troop 721 (April 2009)

 


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The lean-to in Baden Powell Camp site has been replaced with a brand new one - Thanks to Troop 610 (April 2009)

Also many rocks, stumps and roots were removed by Ranger Dave and company (Spring 2009)

 


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The Special May Mini Work Party was a great success

though the rain lasted longer than we would have wished and the May flies were definitely out and about.

 

 

Just the right amount of people answered the special call for help. In fact we accomplished more than expected and are pleased to report that the Waterfront Project is on track.

 

We would like to thank all the individuals that participated; Ted Langevin, Jimmy Nunn, Ken Korin, Greg Corso,  John Moritz, Bill Shackford, Michael Abrahamson, Mike Kennedy, David Farley, Mark Novacelli, Jackie Charette, Matt Balls, Roger Poggio, Joe Worciesjes, Carl Flodquist, Geoff Smith, Pat Maxim, Dave Boyajian, Andrea Guarniere, Marc Ruest, Phil Ruest, Matt Baransky, Tony LaRussa, and Piper the Pug - Thanks.

 

Special thanks go to Marc and Phil Ruest of TradeMark Masonary.com who have given freely of their time and expertise. They worked with Ranger Dave preparing the site of our new waterfront patio, labored diligently at the work party and provided the technical expertise which enabled all who participated to lay more than 10,000 pavers in one day.

 

And to Chef Roger Poggio we owe our appreciation for providing all, a hearty lunch!

(May 9, 2009)

  


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 The Camp now has a Public Address system (May 2009)

 


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English Dining Hall's exterior is freshly painted - started by Mike Kennedy at the Major

and finished by Ranger Dave. Check out the difference (before and after) on the fascia

board in the middle of the right picture. Also Dining Room screen doors and white trim

are painted (Jun 2009)

Previously all the exterior window casings were painted (Spring 2008?)

 


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Rangers parking apron is installed (Jun 2009)

 


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Loomis basement is rewired with new lights, replacement exterior light fixtures

 under the pond side eaves along with power and telephone lines to the new

LifeGuard tower. Thanks to Mark Krom of Harbor View electric and his crew.

Mark is a long time Sequassen supporter with Troop 1.   (Jun 2009)

  


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We have a NEW sign at the Family Camp entrance and the

Kenneth W. Prowse Amphitheatre sign has been renewed thanks to;

Resident Camp Assistant Rangers Greg Corso and Tom Gordon (Summer 2009) 

 

 


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