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Survey Released to Gather Views on Sale of Camp Easton

Email surveys have been sent out by The Inland Northwest Council of the Boy Scouts asking scouts, volunteers and supporters their view on the possible sale of Camp Easton. Read full article.

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We Absolutely Love Our Cookie Sale, Our Camps and Our Crafts

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois CEO Diane Nelson is quoted in a nice article “Girl Scouts turn 100” in The Quad-City Times on November 29th about their fundraiser A Night on Broadway and the GSUSA program in general. “We absolutely love our cookie sale, our camps and our crafts as they’re a [...]

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Data Points on Keeping Camp Easton in Gotham Bay

Prepared by Camp Easton Forever, Inc. Camp Easton Forever filed lawsuit because: It was with much regret, long deliberation and much due diligence that we finally felt the only option left to halt the sale of CampEastonwas to file a lawsuit against the Inland Northwest Council. There have been at least 100 phone calls, e-mails [...]

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SAVING CAMP EASTON FOREVER: IT’S A MATTER OF HONOR

Intro: Inland Northwest Council need to learn the meaning of a Scout is trustworthy related to their consideration of the sale/swap of Camp Easton accepted from the original donor with the understanding that it was his desire to have it used perpetually as a camp for boys. It was even written into the property deed. [...]

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Girl Scouts Hold Craft Fair to Save Little House

The Jefferson County Girl Scouts are holding their first ever craft fair to raise money to support the “Little House.” The Mt. Vernon Illinois’s Little House is the meeting place for hundreds of local girl scouts troops in Jefferson County. The house provides a safe and secure environment in which the girls have meetings, camp-overs [...]

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Planned Sale of BSA Camp to Trust for Public Lands Stalled By Budget Cuts

Here is a disappointing article from April about The Trust for Public Land’s plans to buy 1,200 acres of Boy Scouts of America’s Buckskin Council’s camp for inclusion in the National Park Service because of federal cost cutting. The good news is that the Council President says they are in a good financial position and [...]

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The Importance of Camping in Scouting

Here is a post from Sandra Dent whom is part of the Friends of Crowell Hilaka. She wrote this from something a friend had ORIGINALLY wrote for the Black Hawk Boy Scout Council and then modified it for Girl Scouts.  I have again modified it for Scouts in general, but you’ll notice the Boy Scout [...]

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Camp Belzer Rebuilds Center Lost In Fire

Here is an article about Camp Belzer rebuilding a building that burned to the foundation six months ago. Near 100,000 scouts and volunteers had used this center in the past seven years since it was built. The fire was started by “solvent-soaked cleaning pads and clothes spontaneously catching fire in a trash can.” Many historic [...]

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Friends of Camp Little Notch Announce New Mission Statement

Below is the announcement of a new mission statement for Friends of Camp Little Notch, a former 400 acre Girl Scout Camp in New York’s Adirondacks. The Girl Scout camp was purchased by the Open Space Institute who sold most of the 2300 acres to a timber company after placing conservation easement restricting future development [...]

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