4 YEARS IN THE MAKING: Camp Long steps rebuilt by West Seattle’s Boy Scout Troop 284

Thanks to John Vair for the photo and report:

Over a period of 4 years starting in June 2013, the Boy Scouts from local Troop 284 rebuilt trail steps in Camp Long that rise along the Glacier Climbing Wall on the east side of the camp.

Four of the Scouts led phases of the rebuild as their Eagle Scout projects: Bennett Pagliarini, Michael Pennie, James Vair, and Jonathan Vair.

Originally constructed out of wood timbers by the Works Progress Administration in 1940, the stairs had become worn, broken, and difficult to traverse. The Scouts constructed the new steps from recycled granite sidewalk curbs formerly used in downtown Seattle, and completed the project on June 11.

9 Replies to "4 YEARS IN THE MAKING: Camp Long steps rebuilt by West Seattle's Boy Scout Troop 284"

  • Junction Lady June 27, 2017 (10:45 pm)

    So awesome!  Thanks for all your hard work and dedication👏👍

  • Mike June 28, 2017 (12:43 am)

    Nice work!

  • Just Wondering June 28, 2017 (8:33 am)

    Absolutely stunning job!  And using recycled material too is awesome.

    Where did the granite sidewalk curbs come from?

  • old timer June 28, 2017 (8:47 am)

    Hard work, great installation.

    Since they used granite, they can bring their grandkids to view it!

    Many thanks!

  • Heather June 28, 2017 (9:20 am)

    Wow! That’s really hard work. Great job!!!

  • Patti Stunkard Anderson June 29, 2017 (1:47 pm)

    Great job.   Thank you,  Boy Scouts.   Many, many, years ago when I was a Brownie and Girl Scout I always looked forward to going there.   

  • Ed Chrisman June 29, 2017 (4:14 pm)

    Thank you Boy Scouts.  At about age ten in 1944,  I was so proud of myself for successfully climbing the ‘Wall’ and learning how to desend down the face on a rope.  Your efforts to keep Camp Long alive as adventure for future generations is commendable.  

  • William C. Larson June 30, 2017 (3:14 pm)

    Four years for Boy Scouts of Troop 284 to build solid steps for more

    One hundred and four years of Troop 284 and the BSA
    taking steps to build more generations of solid citizens.
    Thank you Scouts and leaders.
    Bill Larson
  • Carol Bolma July 14, 2017 (6:57 pm)


    Thank You, Troop 284. Looks like many people ,for many years to come will be grateful. Carol

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