Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Construction Update

Friends of Scouting!

What two weeks can do in a renovation!.  Last week while many of us were enjoying Spring Break, the contractors were working hard tearing out the old.  The main area where the Scout Shop was, the counter, the walls, dressing rooms, and the bathrooms have been totally removed.  The pavement on the west side has been repaved and is open for parking.  The building has now spayed on insulation which will help us keep our heating and air conditioning bills down. 

I have included many pictures of what this past week brought us- enjoy and thanks for your ongoing support and patience.

Old entrance to the Scout Service Center

Men's Bathroom

Ladies Bathroom

Part of the Conference Room

Ceiling with the new sprayed-on insulation

Entrance to the offices

Happy Scouting!
Blogmaster Scotto

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Construction Update

Friends of Scouting,

Well, the day finally came last week and we have moved into our new offices!  It's great to be back and enjoying the new look and have a little privacy to do business.  The Scout Shop has also moved into their temporary area which is located in the warehouse.  You may soon be entering in the north door which is the warehouse main door to do any business with the Scout Shop or Staff.  We will let you know as best we can as we rely on the Contractors to give us the time lines.

The North parking lot has been repaved and looks great.  The stripping will take place in the next day or so and then we will have you park in that area as we close of the south side.

We have our new phone system now and we are still learning all about it.  If for some reason, you get disconnected, please call us back because we probably hit the wrong button!  This too will pass.

We anticipate the end of April before being completely done so again, please bear with us as we try to conduct business in a friendly and professional manner with little inconvenience to you as possible.

New pavement

Used to be the Scout Shop Counter area

The Scout Shop- gutted

Old carpet coming out

Happy Scouting!

Blogmaster Scotto


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Construction Update

Friends of Scouting,

We are almost done with Phase 1 of the renovation!  Furniture has been placed, flooring is finished, and we've started some initial moving of items.

We are excited that the west parking lot has lots of ADA upgrades and will soon have new asphalt.  Once that's done, visitors will be able to park on the west side as we close the east side for renovation.

Soon, we will be switching our phone system to Voice over Internet which will allow us better customer service.  Once this takes place, there maybe a phone outage but we will try to give everyone some notice of this.  In addition, the Scout Shop will close for 2 days to move that operation from the current location to the new warehouse located in the new area of the building.  This will only be temporary so bear with us.  We will announce that closing as soon as we know.  Please plan ahead and CALL before coming to the Shop.  We will not be able to do any business during this window.

Staff Break Room

Production Room

District Executive Work Area

Mid-size Conference Room

Part of the Warehouse Storage Area

Happy Scouting!
Blogmaster Scotto


Friday, February 3, 2017

Construction Update

Friends of Scouting,

Progress is well underway!  The west parking lot has been torn up as well as some of the sidewalks.  They will be replaced next week.  It's a very interesting process that's been exciting to watch. 

The Carpet has finally arrived and is about 75 percent installed.  It's a beautiful color and will match perfectly with the walls etc.  The doors have also arrived and are being stained at this moment!  They will be ready to hang sometime early next week.

The IT Company has completed their portion of work by running and terminating all the new data and phone lines.  We will be getting new phones (Voice over IP) which use the Internet to operate.  These are high tech products that will help us connect you, our great volunteers, with our staff in a timely manner!

Our new furniture should be installed the week of Feb 13th if all goes well and we should move over to the renovated area the following week.

Parking lot renovation

New doors being stained

Happy Scouting!
Blogmaster Scotto

Monday, January 23, 2017

Construction Update

Friends of Scouting!
wall colors,
We have seen some progress over the past two weeks.  The new Counters and Cabinets are all in (see photo).  The main flooring is installed but we are waiting for the carpet to come in.  That along with the new doors are expected to be done the first week of February.

If you drive by after today, you will see that the west parking lot has been removed as well as most of the concrete.  The contractor will be repaving the entire lot but will do one side now and the other when Phase 2 of the project begins around mid February.

Our new furniture has arrived in Amarillo but we are waiting for Phase 1 to be done and we are allowed to move.

We've been making lots of decisions as of late as to wall colors, floor patterns, some security issues, and other areas of concern.  This is a huge undertaking and all decisions are being made with Scouts and volunteers in mind.  We think you will be really impressed when you see the final product.

We will ask for your patience once we move back to our "new" area.  The Scout Shop will undertake the biggest part of the move as we relocate them to the new warehouse and set up to continue to meet your needs.  We may be closed for a day or two to get ready but we will announce any plans ahead of time to try to limit the inconvenience.

Look for more soon!

Volunteer work area with High Speed Internet

Grant Construction removing asphalt and concrete from west side

Happy Scouting!
Blogmaster Scotto

Friday, January 13, 2017

Construction Update

Hello Friends of Scouting!

We hope you had a great holiday and are ready to get back to Scouting!!!!

Lots of construction has taken place since the last post.  The new flooring in the hallway and main business area has been installed.  The paint is all done throughout the new areas.  The heaters are installed in the Warehouse and all the security systems are back working.

We have a new water heater that actually puts out hot water and the biggest item that is really noticeable is the new building has new stonework that matches the existing stonework that's been on for 30 plus years.

We are looking at the first week of February to be done with Phase 1 and we are looking forward to that!

Main business area with the two new offices on the right

The District Executive Office area

New Water Heater

New IT Room

Happy Scouting!
Blogmaster Scott

Friday, December 30, 2016

Last Construction Update of 2016

Friends of Scouting,

Today will be the last construction update of 2016!  We are so blessed to have the opportunity to serve our scouts and adults and we are accomplishing this through a newly renovated Scout Service Center- this is your Service Center and we believe the things that you will see sometime round April of this next year, will simply be amazing.

Below you can see the progress that's being made and we should be seeing the new flooring, cabinets, built-in desks and other final items being completed in the next few weeks.  The new furniture is being shipped next week so it should be in Amarillo around the same time Phase 1 of the renovation is done.

Thanks go to our Scouts, Scouters, customers, and importantly, our Staff who are being very patient in a very inconvenient work situation but still giving 100 percent of their effort.

Have a great new year and we look forward to posting more photos in a week or so!

Office with new paint and an accent wall

New warehouse with garage door

Rear of the warehouse getting new stone work
Happy Scouting!

Blogmaster Scotto