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{ Monthly Archives } May 2010

Pouch Scout Camp on Staten Island video

Here’s a great video about saving Pouch Scout Camp on Staten Island. The Borough Presidents Office continues its efforts to save the Pouch Camp property from development. This 120-acre site has long been the home of the Boy Scouts on Staten Island. Recently the Boy Scouts of New York announced plans to put the property [...]

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Natural Lands Trust: How to save Boy Scout camps

Here are two terrific examples of innovative ways to save Boy Scout camps while creating a win-win situation for the Boy Scouts and current and future generation of children: In 2005, the Natural Lands Trust preserved 1,500 acres of Boy Scout camp land in the Pocono Mountains. Conservation easements ensure that the two camps – Resica [...]

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Camp Munsee, Windigo Girl Scout camps to be sold

Camp Munsee and Camp Windigo are two Girl Scout camps slated to be sold by the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, according to the article “Girl Scouts to sell Camps Munsee, Windigo“. It seems every week brings news of a Girl Scout camp or Boy Scout camp being put up for sale. In addition to [...]

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Rally to save Camp Rolling Ridges Girl Scout camp

Parents and volunteers in Hudson, Wisconsin are rallying to try and save 400-acre Camp Rolling Ridges Girl Scout Camp. The camp is slated to be closed and sold, a move seen as a cost effective choice by the Girl Scouts Board of Directors, according to the article on KSTP TV. Video and Article from KSTP [...]

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Save Camp Tadma: Saving the camp that saved me

“Save one of the nation’s first Cub Scout camps from being shut down” was a recent Pepsi Refresh Project to Save Camp Tadma. On the Pepsi Web page, project leader Anthony DiNicola says, “Since I was born I have been living with Cerebral Palsy. As a scout I attended Camp Tadma in Bozrah, CT and thanks [...]

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Efforts to Save Camp Pouch, Staten Island Paying Off

While we were discussing the creation of this blog, one point of debate was how to describe these scout and other camps in need of preservation. At first we referred to them as wilderness camps, but then we settled on youth camps because we thought “what if there was an urban camp in jeopardy of [...]

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Courts Help Preserve America’s Oldest Boy Scout Camp

Several years ago the Chicago Area Council decided to sell the Owasippe Scout Reservation which is the United States oldest and longest continuously operating Boy Scouts of America camp. This sparked great opposition from local communities, Scouts, and staff alumni. Since my family has a cottage close to Owasippe, I’ve been following this battle with great [...]

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Introducing Camp Conservation Blog and Editor Ken Jacobsen

The SaveCamps.org camp conservation blog from LandChoices.org was established to encourage and educate people on camp conservation and how Scout and other outdoor camps can be saved from development. There have been many articles written about the sale of Boy Scout Camps and Girl Scout Camps.  Other Camps at Risk Although they haven’t received the same [...]

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Girl Scouts seek to save Camp Wright-O-Way

Girl Scouts from Troop 10014 are seeking a way to save Beaver County’s only Girl Scout camp, Camp Wright-O-Way. According to the article “Scouts seek to save Camp Wright-O-Way“, Camp Wright-O-Way has been designated for sale in 2011 or 2012 by the Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania board of directors. Officials cited the camp’s small area [...]

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Girl Guides of Canada to close 16 camps

Girl Guides of Canada is planning to close 16 camps, according to the article, “16 Ont. Girl Guide camps slated for closure” on the CBC News website. The article states that most of the camps have been struggling financially for years. “Cutting off camps is one of the worst things that can drive away interest in Girl [...]

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