“what makes them entitled to free government office space?”
Actually, the lease would be for the land. The scouts built the building and presumably still own it.
Shh! Let them read it on their own. It's so fun to watch their little heads explode.
No. Basic real estate law: When you improve leased land, the improvement becomes the property of the owner. If you lease an acre from me, you're a fool if you build a house on it, because it becomes my house.
They used to teach this in the required freshman Business Law 101 in college. What happened that so many don't know this? This goes back to English Common Law, and it's one of the many carry overs to American law.