fbpx

Legacy of big Boise firm of the past helps Girl Scouts build a bridge to the future

Idaho AGC Going Up

Area Girl Scouts will soon have a new place for their traditional bridging ceremonies: an actual bridge. And funding will come from the legacy of a firm long known for building those bridges.

Construction is underway on a new 14-foot bridge at the Girl Scouts Leadership Center in SW Boise. Funds from the Morrison-Knudsen Foundation will help build the new structure.

Bridging ceremonies mark the advancement of scouts from one level to another – typically held at the end of a scouting year.

Morrison-Knudsen Company built many of the top structures around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Bridge, the Hoover Dam and others. The founders starter working together in 1905 by contracting on Boise’s New York Canal. The firm went through a series of acquisitions and is now part of AECOM of Los Angeles – and no longer has employees in Boise.

Two charitable giving efforts spun out of the firm which still are active in the Boise community – the Harry W. Morrison Foundation, and the Morrison-Knudsen Foundation.

“Funding innovative, high-impact programs that further math, science, environment, and technology are of particular interest and help build the workforce of the future, Morrison Knudsen Foundation President Mary Ann Arnold said. “The credo of Girl Scouts aligns closely with the priorities of the foundation and we applaud the dedication and commitment of Girl Scouts of Silver Sage.”

About 450 local Girl Scouts participate in bridging ceremonies each year.

Your help powers BoiseDev

This exclusive content comes thanks to the members of BoiseDev FIRST. They get our popular daily newsletter packed with scoops.  Sign up today

First look at student housing in Winco Foods parking lot

BoiseDev first broke word of a new 7-story building along Myrtle St. in Downtown Boise earlier this year. Now...

‘Impressive’ new addition to Boise skyline about to take off

A long-awaited new addition to the Downtown Boise skyline is about to start sprouting up. Scott Schoenherr with Rafanelli...

High profile Vista Ave. art project still in the works – details & timeline

A multi-year attempt to add art to the Vista Ave. corridor could slide into 2020. The idea sprang from...

Partnership brings Women’s Business Center back to Treasure Valley

The Boise and Twin Falls areas will soon have new Women's Business Centers up and running after several years without one.

Black Box to open world’s second VR gym in Downtown Boise

A new virtual reality workout gym is set to open soon in Downtown Boise. It will be the second public offering...

Ahead of mayoral run, a look at McLean’s 2015 campaign donations

In January, BoiseDev published an in-depth look at the 2015-cycle campaign finance records for Boise Mayor Dave...