Pinicon Alders Log Cabin Dedication
“Is the cabin still there?” That’s what Fr. Schmitz wanted to know when former Boy Scout Roman Koenigs visited him in the nursing home in the mid 1980’s.
In the summer of 1948 and every summer for the next three years, Fr. Schmitz and the Boy Scouts of the Meyer and McIntire troupes worked on building a log cabin in the woods. On Sunday, August 14, 2016, 88 people gathered in front of the newly restored cabin to rededicate it.
Though many of the Scouts from Meyer and MIntire who helped build the cabin have passed away, former Boy Scout Deo Koenigs hopes 50 years from now a new group will be gathering again at this cabin. “It is an historic reminder of what some young boys with good leadership can accomplish.”
In 2015 when Adam Shirley, head of Mitchell County Conservation asked for community input before deciding the fate of the run down log cabin, he was surprised when more than 30 people showed up.
With a grant from Shop On State the Preservation Association, created a sign with the history of the cabin, including a picture of the Boy Scouts. In the summer of 2016, the sign was dedicated and over 80 people attended, including some of the boy scouts who helped build the cabin.
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