OA Camp Patten Workday 2017


Sep 9, 2017



Camp Patten
247 East Burnt Church Road
Lakeland, GA 31635


Grab your work gloves and tools and make plans to join us on Saturday, September 9 for a day to help prepare Camp Patten for another busy Scout year! Lunch will be provided so an accurate count is a must.

There are many things each year that need to be done to ensure that we have a safe and enjoyable place for our Scouts and families to gather and have fun. Some items are routine maintenance, others are special projects to preserve and improve our camp for generations to come.

Since camp is just like each of our homes, always more to do than you have the time or resources to do, we are asking for units or individuals to adopt a project.

Listed below is the current project list. Please select several projects you would be interested in completing and sign up below or contact either Service Center to sign up.

Click here to sign up for the Camp Patten workday

Crooked River Chapter helps parking and preparing lunch.

  1. Ensure that camp is fully mowed.  Grass-cutting / Bush-hogging tractors needed.
  2. Clear Amphitheater Area of limbs, ants, weeds, and temporary screens.  Need weed and ant killer.  Inspect each bench and repair.  Pack 686
  3. Clear brush around pond, and trim banks of all growth down to the water line around dock and across dam.  Need many trimmers.  Remove all trees growing on dam.
  4. Thoroughly clean all restroom/shower facilities (Copeland Center, Shower House, and Pavilion). Cleaning materials needed.
  5.  Assorted debris around camp.  Remove downed/dangerous trees .  Many limbs down in camp due to past storms.  Troop 828
  6. Clean undergrowth around base of trees around camp where tractor cannot cut.  Chainsaw, loppers, and trimmers needed. Especially along front of camp and under Oaks.
  7. Trim along complete fence line avoiding planted trees and bushes.  Weed eaters or round up needed for this project.
  8. Volleyball court maintenance Troop 864
  9. Continue project of plant trees along front fence  Troop 426
  10. Clean Windows/Remove Door Scuffs in Copeland Center  Pack 491
  11. Clean Blinds in Copeland Center Pack 491
  12. Inspect dock and treat with water seal, replace boards (we have lumber)
  13. Trim lakeside campfire ring
  14. Clean/trim around exterior of Vulcan Pavilion
  15. Clean doors of Vulcan Pavilion  Pack 416
  16. Inspect items in Pantry in Vulcan Pavilion/Clean Kitchen Pack 416
  17. Clean upstairs bathroom/Bunkroom in Bunkhouse (use shop vac) Pack 400
  18. Open Webelos Area Campsites and along river
  19. Clean chapel/mow, remove down limbs Troop 454
  20. Clean three campsite latrines
  21. Clean Rifle & Shotgun Range berm of growth
  22. Clean each sign in camp  Pack 864
  23. Wax/buff the floor in the Copeland Center
  24. Repaint the floors of the shower house on both sides, especially youth side
  25. Install PVC piping along Cubmobile guardrail
  26. Repair/Replace broken items on bathroom stalls in shower house
  27. Organize maintenance barn, remove unnecessary items
  28. Clean/Inspect each cabin and cabin bathroom
  29. Cut back tree limbs over roads and mowing areas all over camp
  31.  Bury exposed electrical cables (1 in camping area, 1 for pump @ Pepsi slab)

General yard tools needed for most projects including weed eaters, trimmers, loppers, saws, rakes, chemical sprayers, etc.