Merit Completes Major Renovations at Camp Buck Toms


Merit Construction recently completed Phase I & II of a major renovation project at the Boy Scouts’ Camp Buck Toms on Watts Bar Lake in Rockwood, TN. Designed by Johnson Architecture, work included all new housing for campers and staff as well as new water and electric infrastructure that will serve the Scouts for years to come.

Camp Buck Toms by the numbers:

  • 63 eight-man Adirondacks
  • 31 four-man Adirondacks
  • 11 four-man staff cabins
  • 15 bath houses with flush toilets and hot showers
  • 11 septic systems to serve the new bath houses
  • Complete renovation of the ranger’s residence

Fundraising efforts are ongoing for additional improvements planned at Camp Buck Toms, as well as Camp Pellissippi on Norris Lake in Andersonville, TN.

“Merit Construction has been a great construction partner as we have planned and executed a comprehensive renovation of Camp Buck Toms. They have worked diligently to stretch our resources and get the most for our dollars. The Great Smoky Mountain Council now has one of the premier Scout facilities in the Nation,” said Larry Brown, Scout Executive, Great Smoky Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America.

For more information on the Boy Scouts and how to participate in the many improvements at Buck Toms and Pellissippi, contact Larry Brown at