Ticonderoga, N.Y. - September 8, 2015 - The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) Information Booth located in Moses Circle plays an important role in providing area information to visitors when the Chamber Office is not open and it continues to see much needed improvements.

The initial improvements were done in support from International Paper Company and Stewarts Shops in 2013 in coordination with E.F. Nolan Building Contractor and Pro-Build. These renovations, lead by Ed Nolan included a complete remodel of the interior of the building, some replacement and repair on the exterior of the building, painting, and the installation of event display boards on each side of the building where windows once were.

The next phase took place in 2014 which was taken on as an Eagle Scout Project and was lead by Marcus Mosier in coordination with Ticonderoga Paint & Decorating, Aubuchon Hardware of Ticonderoga, McClouds Lumber of Whitehall, and fellow Boy Scouts and Leaders. This phase of the project included additional repairs to the exterior of the building, sanding, a completely new paint scheme, new door, placement of flower pots in the front of the building, and repairs to the step as you enter the information booth.

The Eagle Scout Service Project, or more simply the Eagle Scout Project, is the opportunity for a Boy Scout, Varsity Scout or qualified Venture in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project for the benefit of the community. This is the culmination of the Eagle Scout candidate's leadership training, and it requires a significant effort on his part.

The project must benefit an organization other than the BSA. A written plan must be submitted using the BSA Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook and be pre-approved by the benefiting organization, the Scout Leader, the unit committee, and a district representative, before work on the project can begin. After the project is complete, the Scout will update the workbook where he will discuss the methods in which he gave leadership, ways in which the plan may have had to change and the benefits of the project to the community.

The idea for a project may be an original one or one already done by someone else. In either case, the Scout must plan, develop, and lead others in doing the project. The exact implementation of requirements varies among different districts and councils. Examples of Eagle Scout service projects include: constructing park benches, running a blood drive, constructing a playground, building bat houses for a local park, refurbishing a room at a church or school, resetting stones at a cemetery, planting grass for erosion control, or organizing a dinner, interviewing American veterans for the Library of Congress, and collecting necessities for the homeless.

"We would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the information booth renovation project over the last couple of years. We would also like to thank Inter-Lakes Health who provides use of the property and the Circle Court Motel who has assisted in maintaining the property surrounding the information booth for many years. The information booth improvements and the daily functioning would not be possible without a team effort. Over the last few of years volunteer Charlie Drake has also played a major part of this project as he volunteers each Saturday throughout the summer to staff the information booth. In addition The Country Florist & Gifts works with TACC to keep the flower pots blooming with color. I would also like to thank Molly Bechard our Visitor & Member Service Representative for eveything she does to serve the visitors both at the office and information booth ," shared Matthew Courtright, TACC Executive Director.

The next and final steps to complete the renovation of the TACC Information Booth will be to replace the flooring inside the building and replace/repair the walkway to and around the building. Assistance will be needed to finish the project. Anyone interested can contact the Chamber office.

For more information contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 518-585-6619, email chamberinfo@ticonderogany.com, or visit www.ticonderogany.com.

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce - The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) is a non-profit organization that serves, markets, and promotes the Ticonderoga area including, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Hague, Moriah, and Putnam, NY. TACC's vision is to be the leading advocate for business, serving as a driving force in the economic vitality of the greater Ticonderoga Area, uniting communities and maximizing resources. The mission of the TACC is to initiate and provide programs, services, and leadership which will enhance a cooperative business community and create a vibrant economy, making the Ticonderoga Area an exceptional place to live, work, and visit. The Ticonderoga Area in New York is located in the Adirondacks along Lake Champlain and Lake George. For more information on the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce or the Ticonderoga Area please visit www.ticonderogany.com, "like" the Chamber on facebook or "follow" TiconderogaADK on twitter.


Matthew Courtright, Executive Director
Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce