Project Thomas S. Monson Boy Scouts of America Lodge
Owner Boy Scouts of America
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Project Details

Project Size

90,749 sq ft

Project Dates

17 months

Project Location

Kamas, Utah
Boy Scouts of America
  • Utah Construction & Design - 2016 Outstanding Private Project Under $10 Million
  • Utah Masonry Council - 2016 Masonry Honor Design Award

Project Description

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with more than 2.4 million young members. The organization holds camps and retreats all year and recently, Big-D Construction built a new lodge for a camp in the Utah mountains.

The Thomas S. Monson Lodge is a 23,000 square foot, multi-use building that will be the centerpiece to the camp. The lodge features conference rooms, restrooms, a Scoutmaster area with Wi-Fi access, a full-service kitchen, and a dining patio. There are several training rooms and areas for merit badge achievement. Crews used steel beams and a steel deck roof system, glass storefront system, and concrete slabs. Thousands of Boy Scouts, along with their leaders, are expected to utilize the camp and the lodge. The lodge is part of a large-scale makeover for the entire camp. Thousands of Boy Scouts, along with their leaders and young women from girls’ encampments, will utilize the lodge.

The lodge was named after the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Thomas S. Monson is a friend and a former member of the Boy Scouts. Most of the construction costs were covered by a contribution made by the Sorenson Legacy Foundation. Additional improvements are planned for the Hinckley Scout Ranch.