New Permanent Scout Hut
Let's make this happen!
$437,195.38 raised of $500,000.00 Goal
Buy a Brick
Commemorate your history with the Troop by purchasing a brick for $1,000. Your brick will be placed at the base of our flagpole and etched with your personalized legacy.
If you donate $10,000 or more we will place a personalized medium or large boulder in our outdoor amphitheater. ALL donors will be recognized on Arizona red rock stone inside the Hut.
Don’t want a brick? Then donate any amount!
You can help by donating money or stocks to Friends of Troop 224.
Thanks to a long list of incredible volunteers and a most generous family who donated a beautiful property, Friends of Troop 224 is thrilled to share that we can break ground for a New PERMANENT Scout Hut once our fundraising goals are met and final architectural plans are approved. Below you can see the magnificent design that will support all scouts as well as alumni gatherings. Our lease at Happy Valley Elementary School terminates this June and every single item must be removed. It is our hope and dream to have a seamless move-in to our new home! We are proud to share we have had over 1,100 Scouts and 180 Eagles share in the heritage of Troop 224 since our inception in 1953.
Here’s the catch: We are getting closer to reaching our goal of $500,000 and very much appreciate your HELP.
That’s where YOU come in! We are asking for an invaluable and tax-deductible donation. Every dollar counts! Once the Hut is built, you will be invited to our grand opening to celebrate the continuing activities and legacy of Troop 224. Included are photos and a layout of the building.
Past and present Scouts of Troop 224 have worked many tree lots to get this far. Please help us make this long-awaited dream come true! Here’s how!
We have bricks, boulders and more….to acknowledge your generous donation.
**CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR TREASURED DONOR LIST**
A Bit of History: The New Hut
The Chartering Organization, Friends of Troop 224, is made up of a board of directors. This Board has worked tirelessly on the Hut project for many years. Shanti Ariker chaired the Hut committee over a number of years and negotiated the deal with the School District with the able help of Bill Lew, who had all the historical background and connections to prior troop families. The Price family generously bought the land and donated it for Troop 224’s use. Former Scoutmaster Rob Lyman has donated countless hours to design this hut and to shepherd it through the Planning Commission. While we are not there yet, the dream of a new permanent home for the Troop seems within reach now.
A Beautiful Building
This is a picture of what has been designed. A beautiful, well-thought-out building blending in with the landscape, which will provide a welcoming meeting place for scouting. The new hut will have ample space for Troop meetings, Courts of Honor, Patrol meetings, Eagle Courts of Honor, and many other activities. There will be a kitchen for food prep and storage for scout gear. There will also be ample space for outdoor activities as well.
A Meeting Place
The interior of the building will support generations of scouting activities. Open space for troop meetings, learning to tie lashings, a kitchen for food prep, and ample storage for scout gear. The interior will be built as a flexible space so it can be used for a variety of scouting activities, including troop and patrol meetings, courts of honor, dinners, and other events.