New Dining Hall for the Boy Scouts

The S bar F Scout Ranch near Farmington, MO is one of the premier facilities in the country for the Boy Scouts of America. Its 5,200 acre site includes Nims Lake with the Little St. Francis River running through the property.  After a day of hiking, swimming,  and exploring, the scouts will soon be getting a new place to gather at mealtime.

Mackey Mitchell Architects has designed a new 17,500sf building with a fully-equipped kitchen that will accommodate the preparation of nearly 1,000 meals served during camp season – 400 in-house and 600 to other camp sites. In addition to a 7,450sf mess hall for 425 scouts, the building includes a recycling station, storage rooms, and administrative offices. Project architect Lea McRoberts designed custom light fixtures featuring merit badge icons, from camping to beekeeping. Tom Moore, Clint Smith, and John Brown were members of the project team for this worthwhile institution. The Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, is the foremost youth-serving organization in our community that helps develops character, citizenship, and fitness.