Pam Schehl/News Eagle Scout candidate Logan Kaufman, right, and Columbia Elementary principal Matthew Dill, left, show the blueprints for an outdoor learning pavilion Logan plans to build at the school.

Pam Schehl/Mount Vernon News

Eagle Scout candidate Logan Kaufman, right, and Columbia Elementary principal Matthew Dill, left, show the blueprints for an outdoor learning pavilion Logan plans to build at the school. Request this photo

 

MOUNT VERNON — An outdoor learning pavilion for Columbia Elementary, for both school and community use, will be built this summer thanks to the efforts of Columbia alumnus Logan Kaufman. Now an eighth-grader at Mount Vernon Middle School, Logan initiated the venture as part of his Eagle Scout project.

The pavilion will be 24-by-48 feet and 9 feet high, large enough for two classrooms. One end will be enclosed for storage, and have two doors and a serving window. Electricity and water will be available, and there will be a sink and kitchen area where people can use slow cookers or operate a popcorn machine.
Logan will be responsible for contacting all the contractors, developing the materials list, funding, and getting the required permission and permits as well as approval from Boy Scouts of America. The school district will run the electric and gas lines.

Asked why he chose such an ambitious project, Logan said, “I wanted to do something different for my Eagle project, something other than a walk bridge over a creek or a ramp into a house. I also wanted to help out my old school. I was with them for six years, and my little brother is here.”

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Pam Schehl: 740-397-5333 or pschehl@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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