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Camp Belzer Rebuilds Center Lost In Fire

Here is an article about Camp Belzer rebuilding a building that burned to the foundation six months ago. Near 100,000 scouts and volunteers had used this center in the past seven years since it was built. The fire was started by “solvent-soaked cleaning pads and clothes spontaneously catching fire in a trash can.” Many historic items including vintage uniforms, plaques and photos were destroyed in the fire of The Center for Volunteer Training that was built at a cost of $2.8 million.

Fortunately, no one was hurt and insurance will pay for the construction of a new Activity Center. Camp Belzer is a 93-year-old, 130 acre camp of the Crossroads of America Boy Scout Council. The camp is named for BSA Indianapolis chapter founder Frank Belzer. They host about 3,000 scouts for summer camp and 1,000 volunteers.

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