Boy Scout Kitchen

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Project by C_PLUS_Woodworker posted 03-15-2012 11:49 PM 22380 views 16 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to make a kitchen for our Scouts. After looking at lots of plans, I decided on the one from Troop 679 that sells these plans ($10) as a fund-raising project.


The cut list and material list were right on. Someone had run the plans through a CAD and the details were almost too much to follow, so I just decided on my own where to put the dados and the other measurements.

This is a great box. Well planned, very stable, lots of room, plenty of Formica “counter” space to cook and/or clean on.

One of the legs goes through each end horizontally so that 4 boys can carry the box easily.

It’s great hanging out and working with the boys.

If any of you decide to build one of these, feel free to PM me for a few suggestions.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 03-15-2012 11:57 PM

Great job. Reminds me of projects my father used to make for my brother’s and my scout troops back in the 60s. I missed the scout experience with my boys because they opted for football; but I still remember scouting with great fondness and know you had to greatly enjoy working with the scouts in your area—way to go!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 03-15-2012 11:57 PM

That looks great. I have many fond memories of the Boyscouts. How heavy are the boxes?

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#3 posted 03-16-2012 12:01 AM


re: Weight

Took a little less than 1 sheet of BB and two 8’ 2×4’s so I am guessing 40-50 lbs (???)

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#4 posted 03-16-2012 12:22 AM

That just brought back memories of the times I spent at scout camp. We had boxes very similar to this one.

Nice job on your contruction.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 03-16-2012 12:54 AM

We did these when we were in scouts. very cool…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#6 posted 03-16-2012 12:59 AM

Sir that looks great. I am currently the Bear den leader and in a couple of months will move with my boys to Webelos. We have a three day resident camp in July and if I have time then I may just make one of these. Thanks for sharing.

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#7 posted 03-16-2012 01:05 AM

When i was in boy scouts one of the dads made one of these for each patrol. Thanks for posting this …took me back to the early 60’s…..we packed those boxes in more than a mile at times.

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#8 posted 03-16-2012 01:42 AM


Stellar job on the boy scout kitchen…..It looks great, and will do the job you built it for….I know the kids really appreciate having you build it. By the looks of the folks in the pictures, the reaction was great….I was never a scout, but I’d bet it was fun going camping and doing the outings…..Doesn’t look too heavy for the younguns to tote…..:). Thanks for posting the kitchen…..I’ve never seen one, so it was interesting…

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#9 posted 03-16-2012 02:32 AM

Boy, I really like that! What a practical project. I’m sure it will get a ton of use and build some great memories for years to come.

Good for you! Thanks for posting.

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#10 posted 03-16-2012 03:25 AM

That is great. Lots of use I see coming out of this project.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#11 posted 03-16-2012 06:01 AM

C+woodworker, I think you deserve an A+ for this project. It’s nice. I may take you up on the PM offer for advice. I have a plan I started sketching a couple years ago for a chuck box but haven’t found the time to finish it. I’ll keep this in mind when I’m able to build my own. And has a former Boy Scout thanks for helping the boys.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#12 posted 03-16-2012 07:52 AM

Very nice project for the kids/young men. Should serve them well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 03-16-2012 11:03 AM

Looks just like one I built 45+ years ago. Mine was green too. Thanks for the memories and from an [old] Boy Scout.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#14 posted 03-16-2012 12:11 PM

Looks great. i will ask our Pack Committee if they think our pack could use on of these. Thanks for posting.

-- Chris K

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#15 posted 03-16-2012 12:21 PM


MShort, jack1, ducky911, hunter71,

Yeah Guys,

When I saw the this box, well it really brought back memories.

With the help of a couple of the fathers, we made one of these boxes too, removable legs, green paint and all!

Man, that was a great time in our lives!


-- dust control

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