Scout Troop 270 at the Cozy Cabin, 2017.

Best of Maryland: Scouts put Cozy Cabin on New Foundation

By Meagan Baco

The Thurmont-based Boy Scout Troop #270 recently donated their time, materials, and energy to providing a new foundation a ca. 1930 roadside tourist cabin. The Cabin was saved and moved to the property of the Thurmont Historical Society when the Cozy Inn was demolished.

Cody Miller of the Troop took the lead as his Eagle Scout project and raised more than $800 for supplies and gathered more than 40 volunteers who donated over 632 hours to help complete the project!

Due to the threat of demolition, the Cabin was first put on a temporary siting. One of the major tenants of the Scout project was to construct a new foundation. The volunteers also built a fence around the site using reclaimed wood.

During the project, Scouts uncovered historic graffiti in the original foundation cement! Those artifacts were removed and will be part of a future Cozy Inn exhibit hosted by the Thurmont Historical Society.

Graffiti in the original Cozy Cabin foundation by Edwin Creeger, Jr, 1938.

Graffiti in the original Cozy
Cabin foundation by Edwin Creeger, Jr, 1938.

The Thurmont Historical Society was recognized for their efforts to save the Cabin with a Preservation Maryland Best of Maryland award in 2016 and serviced as the real-world classroom for a Preservation Maryland historic window workshop hosted by Douglas Claytor.

Video of the Scout Project

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Meagan Baco shares the stories of the Old Line State’s important history and unique places – and the people working to preserve it, through Preservation Maryland’s website and publications.

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