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Eagle Scout builds wooden ark for Roanoke Rescue Mission's summer camp

Kids at the Roanoke Rescue Mission's Camp Jubliee are enjoying a new giant addition to the summer camp: An eagle scout's ark.  

This is week two of playing on the massive wooden boat.

Scott Rose of Boy Scout Troup 236 spent four months building the playground addition as part of his eagle scout project.

“I was like crazy that we built something this big in this amount of time. It's absolutely amazing and stunning,” Rose said.

“We were thrilled that he came up with this project, because you can just see that the kids are having so much fun,” said Tracy Altizer, Roanoke Rescue Mission chief development officer.

The Rescue Mission takes children who are staying overnight at the shelter to the day camp in Roanoke County during the summer to enjoy the outdoors.


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