Boy Scout Troop 98 chuck boxes
This site contains the details regarding the chuckboxes (aka chuck box or chuck boxes) used by Boy Scouts of America BSA Troop 98.
The goal of the design and development process was to devise a chuckbox system that was convenient and safe for Scouts to use during camp outs. This goal was met by using a combination of off-the-shelf components and custom assemblies. A chuckbox can be safely set up by two ten-year-old Scouts working together, or one one older Scout working by themselves.
Other design goals:
One guiding principle that helped simplify the requirements for these chuckboxes is that we decided that the chuckbox should focus on storing, organizing and protecting the 'tools of the trade' --- that is, the chuckbox is for cooking utensil, tools, pots, pans and related equipment, and is NOT to include other things one typically finds in the 'average' chuckbox:
Given these design decisions, what does this chuckbox actually look like, and what does it contain?
The core of the chuckbox is a Contico model 3514-NLBK or 3514-BK structural foam storage bin. These storage bins can be found on sale for as little as $30 or so, but availability and prices vary widely. This bin is available from a variety of suppliers including WalMart, Amazon, various Fleet and Farm stores and some big box home improvement stores. One example here: http://www.farmandfleet.com/products/534225-contico-pro-tuff-storage-locker.html
The dimensions shown in this site are specific to this exact model of storage bin, but the basic principles of this construction can be generalized to most other similar kinds of bins if more storage space is desired, or if this exact model is not available in your area.
The remainder of the chuckbox features are constructed as part of the folding frame, work surface and leg assembly. You can click on most pictures to see a more detailed view.
Here's what a completed, assembled chuckbox looks like in the field, in action: