The Sand Pond Society worked with the Northern NJ Council, BSA to stabilize the boathouse at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco. When this structure was built in the 1950’s, the lake was at a much lower permanent level. However, given the reintroduction of beaver back into the area, the lake level is now at a level where a portion of the wooden structure was submerged during several months of the year. This contact with water led to severe rot at or near ground level. In addition, some of the foundation was in need of repair.
The Society replaced all of the wood that was in contact with water with concrete block, and repaired unstable portions of the foundation. With the structure now stable, the Council has replaced the boathouse doors creating a safer environment for our staff and campers.