Rico Scout Hut
Locals know the building at the corner of Upper Wooten & Rico Roads as "The Rico Scout Hut." But if these walls could talk, they'd spin a yarn or two about the olden days when the building served the community as a general store, post office, masonic lodge, another store, civic club, haunted house, and last but not least, a meeting place for Boy Scout Troop 717.
Built in the late 1800s, the Scout Hut has long been a historic treasure in the Rico Community. In 2019, that treasure became the property of the City of Chattahoochee Hills when its owner gifted it to the City, hoping to secure the building’s long-term care and community use.
We invite you to browse this Scout Hut page to learn about the building's history, share your stories, and help shape its future.
Please contact us if you have history to share about any of the time periods of the Scout Hut.
Current Events 2020
Boy Scout Troop 717
To Be Added
Rico Civic Club
Rico Masonic Lodge #663 (1913)
James Burnett Smith Store (circa 1912)
James M. McMillian Store (1898)
Rural Post Office (1889)
Rico Heritage Presentation
Oct. 17, 2009
We Wanted to be Called Green Eyes. Reprint of article by
Ms. Collins Selman @1978.