QUINCY -- The Boy Scouts of America Mississippi Valley Council has bought the former Katherine Road Animal Hospital at 2522 Locust and will be reconfiguring the building as a new Scout Service Center.
"The Council leadership has been working for eight years to find a thrifty solution to the needed improvements. Funds expended towards the new service center will not affect any of our planned improvements to camp or the ability to provide our program," said Scout Executive and CEO Todd Lamison.
J. David Gilbert, the council's development director said the move from 2336 Oak may not happen until next year. Once the move has been made the Oak Street property will be put up for sale. Interested buyers may email email@example.com to be notified when the property goes on the market.
Gilbert said the new service center will have a large reception area, Scout store, conference rooms and office space. It also is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, has more parking and storage than the current site.
Scouting officials said there are some naming opportunities available at the new site. Gilbert can be reached by donors at 217-224-0204 or MVC@Scouting.org.
The Mississippi Valley Council offers program to more than 2,700 young men and women in 13 counties in the Illinois, Iowa, Missouri. It also is a United Way partnering agency.