MURTAUGH — The Snake River Council of the Boy Scouts of America announced the construction of the new Emmett Harrison Pavilion. The new building is at the Snake River Council’s property on the southwest banks of Murtaugh Lake. The 2,400-square-foot building will be an outstanding meeting facility, Scout leaders say.
Funding for the pavilion was made possible from a donation of a financial legacy from Emmett Harrison, former owner of Thiesen Motors, to his daughters Marilyn Harmer and Patti Harrison.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Sept. 15 with about 50 people in attendance. The program included a flag ceremony conducted by members of Troop 101 from Murtaugh. Remarks were shared by Jeff Weber, council president; Jack Jardine, a close friend and former employee of Emmett’s; and Marilyn Harmer, who was instrumental in getting the project completed. It was her desire to leave a legacy to her father who had been a tremendous Scouter in the Twin Falls area. Harmer stated, “What better way to recognize the contributions of my father to Scouting than to build this tribute to his memory.”