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Financial Owes Prompt WA BSA Council to Sell Camp Properties

Here is an interesting article about the state of Washington’s Grand Columbia Council of Boy Scouts of America selling an office building and about 250 acres of camp properties.  The Council had accumulated $1.6 million in debt after making improvements to Camp Fife required by the state including the water system and upgrading the electrical [...]

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MA BSA Camp Building States Largest Solar Array

In spring of 2012, a 25 acre solar array will be built in Treasure Valley Scout Reservation in Rutland Massachusetts. This will be owned and built by Nexamp, a leading solar independent power producer. It will save the camp about $20,000 per year as well as power about 900 homes. Read the full article at [...]

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CA BSA Camp Masonite-Navarro Still For Sale Despite Improved Finances

In an article published August 3rd the Redwood Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America said that although finances have improved this year and they are no long operating at a deficit, camp Masonite-Navarro remains on the market. “Faced with severe budget problems, the council in March put Camp Masonite-Navarro on the market at [...]

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NY BSA Camp Portaferry Sold to Developer

Here is an article from June about camp being sold in New York’s St Lawrence County by the Longhouse Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The 388 acre Camp Portaferry has been closed since 2006 and was being sold to a developer for $487,500 that plans to build residential houses on approximately 7 acre [...]

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New BSA Summit Betchel Reserve Given As One Reason for Sale of Canadian Canoe Base

It never occurred to me that the opening of Boy Scouts of America’s new Summit Bethchel Reserve would be given as one of the factors in closing a local council’s own camp. However, The Summit was given by the council as one of the contributing factors in the Greater Cleveland Council’s decision to sell the [...]

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Email Chain Re: Rumors of Michigan’s Boy Scout Camp Sales

When I heard an announcement last week at my BSA District’s Roundtable that camps were going to be definitely sold and it was already decided, I immediately flung my hand up and said it wasn’t true. It went totally contrary to everything I’ve read and conversations I’ve had in person and via email about the future [...]

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New MI Council Says Currently No Plan of Selling Any Camps

The Chairman for the Transitional Board of the new Michigan Coordinating Council made an announcement last week to try to stifle false rumors revolving around impending sale of Michigan’s Boy Scout camps. In summary, he said there is currently no plan or even any discussion of selling any property. Read the statement below.   From: [...]

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Boy Scouts of America Wants Feedback

In the November – December 2011 issue of Scouting magazine on page 10 under the headline “Raise Your Voice,” there is an article about a new BSA program called Voice of the Scout. This “program will allow Scouts age 14 and older, parents, volunteers, and chartered organizations to share their insights, which will help shape [...]

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All Involved in BSA Should Read Cross Road’s Recommendation

There is some interesting stuff in the Cross Roads Recommendation: Unit Focused Scouting. I’d recommend everyone involved in BSA read it, because this is described by our Area Leaders as a pilot of changes to come to the rest of the Boy Scouts of America. The recommendation was the result of The Area Two Study [...]

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Should Scout Camps Be Managed Like McDonalds?

I read and hear many people refer to BSA as a corporation and it seems to imply that BSA must function like McDonalds opening new locations and closing or selling others based on maximizing shareholder’s value. However, BSA is more accurately described as a Not For Profit Corporation. “The National Council is incorporated as a [...]

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