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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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Free Book Will Be Made Available to Help Save Pouch Scout Camp

Here is another great idea of a way to help promote the preservation of a camp in peril of being lost, publish a book.  I can’t wait to get my copy and wish the Friends of Camp Pouch great success with their book and preservation efforts. http://blog.silive.com/westshore/print.html?entry=/2011/04/free_book_highlights_wonder_of.html

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Adopt an Acre, Save a Wilderness Youth Camp

Friends of Camp Little Notch in New York have launched an Adopt an Acre for $5,000 program.

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Scout Leaders Organize to Try To Save Chesterfield Scout Reservation and Horace A. Moses Reservation

If they raise $100,000 they can save the Boy Scout summer camp programs at the Chesterfield Scout Reservation and Horace A. Moses Reservation

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Girl Scouts May Sell Conservation Easement for Joy Hollow, Iowa

Announcement from the Girl Scouts of Great Iowa that they are considering a conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy.

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CAMP GUSTIN HAS A MEANINGFUL ROLE IN THE SCOUTING PROGRAM

Below is the press release from Save Maine Scout Camps Facebook post and I want to congratulate all these hard working people who worked against what was wrong and made it right. It’s a national embarrassment that so many of the Boy Scouts of America’s local councils are selling camps, and thank goodness they came to their senses [...]

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The huge difference camp made in my life

Sara Vance discusses with Kirt Manecke from SaveCamps.org the impact Camp Wyandot, then a Camp Fire Girls Camp, now a Camp Fire USA camp, made in her life in the short video below. Life-Changing Sara says that camp gave her the love of nature and helped her discover that she liked working with kids, leading [...]

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Camp Munsee saved by Red-tail Conservancy!

I received this letter below from Barry Banks, the executive director of the Red-tail Conservancy, and wanted to share it with you. Congratulations on your terrific work Barry and thank you for your note and for keeping us updated! Barry included, under the photo of him at left that he sent me, the inspiring words, [...]

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Help save Scout camps during Make A Difference Day, Saturday, October 23

You can help save Scout camps during our Make A Difference Day Event on Saturday, October 23, 2010. You can take action by joining SaveCamps.org page on Facebook, sharing this link with others to help spread the word, and contacting the media. Please help spread the word about this important event by clicking on the [...]

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Myth: Kids aren’t interested in Scout camp anymore

In the video below, SaveCamps.org friend and scout parent Dan Poole answers the question: Many people use the excuse that kids aren’t interested in camp anymore. They want to validate selling the scout camp with this excuse. In your experience with your two children, do kids like camp? Dan tell us his kids love Girl [...]

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