It all started back in the 1970's when
the Crown expropriated twenty acres of land from Harold Barrett for what is
now known as Pockwock. This is now part of Halifax Regional Municipality's watershed.
The remuneration that was offered for this land was an insult to Mr. Barrett
who, as a mill owner had a large land holding.
Mr. Barrett supported the Scouting movement
because his belief was that if our youth were taught about nature they would
respect it. He refused payment for the land, in return he requested a piece
of crown land on Beaver Bank Lake that would be for the Boy Scouts. This is
how our camp site came into existence. It was called 2nd Beaver Bank
Harold Barrett Camp.
The process then started to build a camp
on the site and it was used until it was torn down because of safety concerns
In or around 1988 - 1989 they started
to clear the area and cut a road to the camp, as they had to walk and carry
things some distance to the camp.
As the camp came down, plans were of course,
underway for the reconstruction of the new and improved 2nd Beaver
Bank Harold Barrett Camp. Committees were formed for all the phases of construction,
a fund-raising campaign was started and some money was raised. The construction
committee put together many different plans with the aid of different planers
with different ideas and finally through many meetings with the Group Committee
membership they decided on The Plan for the new camp.
After almost four years of being without
a camp;enough money, and an new energetic Group Committee, the Camp was started.On
Oct. 24, 1999
2nd Beaver Bank had an official
sod turning with our MLA Barry Barnett doing the honors.
The following group of photos show the
steps of building our camp up to the present. The Last page shows where we are
as of March 10 2000.
GRAND OPENING took place September 16,
As a group we are still fund raising to
support the Scouting program in Beaver Bank. Any assistance will be appreciated.