The South Kitsap Community Park receives no tax revenue and relies on activity fees, donations and volunteers to operate.   The S.K. Park Board has hosted the Ghost Train since 2001 with the Kitsap Live Steamers (KLS) providing their time, trains and facilities.  The first year, Girl Scout Troop 1875 provided all the props and volunteers.  There were six scenes that first year.

    In 2002 Troop 1875 again was the provider of scenes and volunteers.   The scenes increased to seven with some additions to the existing scenes.  The Boardman Family became involved this year providing additional materials for scenes.

    2003 the Girl Scout Troop was not contacted by the park board early enough to plan for scenes and recruit volunteers.   However in 2004, KLS asked for us to return.  The Boardman Family increased the scenes available to eleven.  In 2005 the scene total was sixteen along with a roaming werewolf.

    This past Ghost Train production became my Girl Scout Gold Award project.  I helped decide on new scenes, increased the sets or changed some of the previous scenes.  I was also the volunteer coordinator for the Ghost Train.   The hardest part about putting on the Ghost Train was finding volunteers.   Several Girl Scouts volunteered but with additional scenes planned I went to my high school, South Kitsap High, and recruited friends and others interested in volunteering.

    In this website you will find information on each scene that was portrayed during Ghost Train 2005.  I want to thank all my volunteers that helped.  They did a fantastic job.  I also want to thank the Kitsap Live Steamers for helping to move our props via train out into the woods and bringing it all back upon the completion of the day.

Beth Boardman