Delmarva Boy Scouts Want to Build Amphitheater in Dover - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Delmarva Boy Scouts Want to Build Amphitheater in Dover

Updated:
(Photo: WBOC) (Photo: WBOC)

DOVER, Del.- On more than 88 acres, the Delmarva Boy Scouts are building a campground site with plans of adding a 1,000-seat amphitheater.

"It'll be a beautiful state-of-the-art campfire that Scouts will remember for years to come," Jason Pierce said.

But construction comes at a cost. "The theater will be about $375,000," he said.

The price for the Boy Scouts could come down if they are able to partner with the Kent County Levy Court to share the space and the price tag.

"It would mean the opportunity to offer some kind of service for residents, whether it's movie night or bring in concerts in or speeches and the county would have that just play to go that's really nice," said Levy Curt Commissioner Jody Sweeney.

Sweeney said the court was already looking into building an amphitheater when the opportunity arose.

"Anytime we can get multiple use out of a facility, it's really a bonus for the entire program," said Loyd Alexander with the Boy Scouts.

But not everyone thinks it would be a good use of county money.

"There's so many things that county money could be used for and at this point I'm not sure if it's good or not," Patricia Ross said.

Talks are still in the early stages and no county money has been committed to the project yet.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Clayton Police On Lookout for Kids Caught Being Good

    Clayton Police On Lookout for Kids Caught Being Good

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:34:44 GMT
    CLAYTON, Del.- Clayton Police are on to look out. But not just for criminals. The department is keeping an eye out for kids caught being good.The Clayton Police Department is getting ready to launch its "Caught Being Good" program. The department hopes the program will build a stronger relationship between children in Clayton and the police department."We want to be more approachable as a police department," said Sgt. Harvey Scott. "Bring back the community policing that we used to have years...More
    CLAYTON, Del.- Clayton Police are on to look out. But not just for criminals. The department is keeping an eye out for kids caught being good.The Clayton Police Department is getting ready to launch its "Caught Being Good" program. The department hopes the program will build a stronger relationship between children in Clayton and the police department."We want to be more approachable as a police department," said Sgt. Harvey Scott. "Bring back the community policing that we used to have years...More
  • Del. State Police Investigating Fatal Crash

    Del. State Police Investigating Fatal Crash

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:23:37 GMT
    Delaware State Police are investigating a late morning crash that claimed the life of a Millsboro woman in Sussex County.More
    Delaware State Police are investigating a late morning crash that claimed the life of a Millsboro woman in Sussex County.More
  • WBOC's Alice Bavis Pregnant with Second Baby

    WBOC's Alice Bavis Pregnant with Second Baby

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:20:32 GMT
    WBOC-TV broadcast journalist Alice Bavis shared some big news Tuesday night on WBOC News at 6.More
    WBOC-TV broadcast journalist Alice Bavis shared some big news Tuesday night on WBOC News at 6.
    More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service