Northern Star Council Boy Scout Base Camp
Project Type: Renovation; Fort Snelling, MN
Client: Northern Star Council Boy Scouts of America
LHB provided architectural and engineering design services for a 27,000 sq. ft. Boy Scout Base Camp at Historic Fort Snelling. This sustainably-designed camp will serve groups up to 300-500 people and further the outdoor education mission of the Scouts. The building includes a rock climbing wall, a high ropes course, a kitchen and dining area to serve up to 500, multi-purpose classrooms, sleeping areas, large group gathering space, adult/teacher lounge, first aid area, bathrooms and locker rooms, flexible office space, storage areas, multi-use hard surface court area, security entry, and an outfitter gear checkout space. The exterior areas have access to the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, a multi use activity trail, proximity to light rail, an archery area, an outdoor cooking space, outdoor classrooms, and a wooded activity space for large groups. In addition to the Base Camp facility a 35,000 to 45,000 sq. ft. office facility is planned to accommodate the consolidation of scout offices in the Twin Cities.