Kiwanis Raise Fund for Boy Scout Hut

From The Indianapolis Star, Thursday, June 17, 1920: The Kiwanis Club building fund for a hut on the Boy Scout reservation near Ft. Benjamin Harrison has been increased to $3,500 (2019: $45,409). The original plan of building a “bunk house” consisting of a large living room with a fireplace across one end, a kitchen and bunkroom for the Scouts has been revised to include living quarters and for the structure to serve as the reservation headquarters. The committee in charge of the construction is composed of scout executive Francis O. Belzer, architect Robert Daggett, the Rev. J. A. Dunkle, former mayor Joseph E. Bell, John A. George, John Hook, and J. R. Santney. The additional $1,800 (2019: $23,353) to complete funding for the structure was subscribed in about twenty minutes at the Kiwanis Club’s weekly luncheon at the Hotel Severin.


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“Kiwanis Raise Fund for Boy Scout Hut,” The Indianapolis Star, 17 June 1920, p. 8:3

“Indianapolis & Vicinity…For Kiwanis Hut,” The Indianapolis News, 11 May 1920, p. 17:6

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