The Messer Construction Co. Foundation recently presented a $25,000 grant to Simon Kenton Council (SKC), a Columbus-area council of Boy Scouts of America (BSA). SKC, one of the largest BSA councils in the country, will use the grant to replace “Oak” cabin at Camp Lazarus to create a new cabin call “Messer Lodge.” The new cabin will include a multi-purpose pavilion that will be utilized as a classroom for scout and visitor training/programs, merit badge workshops, and more.

Messer Senior Vice President Jim Hess sponsored SKC for the grant. Hess and Rob Verst, vice president and Columbus region leader, together presented the check to the SKC board.

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. BSA provides a program for young men that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. Its mission is to instill in its members the values of the Scout Oath Law, which will help them prepare to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes.