Saturday, August 18, 2007

Smock House Out House at Last!


There are people in Sherwood who might be appalled by the idea that a group of Scouts from Venture Troop 184 would choose to build an outhouse as a merit badge project. We're not talking about the kind you see in a public park. We're talking about an honest to God-awful stinky, two-holer, corncob, Montgomery Ward catalog type of outhouse here.

Don't worry. We're not actually making it available for public (or any other kind of) use. The project came about as part of the Sherwood Heritage Center's never ending effort to help us modern people understand the "Good Old Days" a little better. Here Scout Stephen Fox is being assisted by fellow Scouts Corbin Bowen, Brandon Wozniak, Doug Wozniak, Ed Wozniak, and Micheal Aden. Of course, being Scouts, they were too busy to wave at the camera even with their left hands.

Those of us who remember life before indoor plumbing will notice that the little building sits about 100 feet too close to Smock House, except in winter time, when it would have been considered 100 feet too far!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd like to know where they got the old wood and what it was used for in the past.

Sherwood said...

It came from a deck that was being replaced. There was a sign along the road offering it for free to anyone who wanted it.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting. I love the little "birdhouse vent" on the top and the door with the moon is cute too! Thanks to the great Scouts!!!!

Lilly Morgen said...

They had a good outhouse at the Tigard House!

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