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{ Monthly Archives } August 2010

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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Help conserve camps! Join SaveCamps.org on Facebook

Our new Facebook page is live. Please visit us on Facebook and click on the “Like” button near the top of the page to join like minded people working to save camps for kids. We created this page to give you a place to easily voice your thoughts and spread your message about your camp. Please [...]

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Help us save scout camps for just $10 per month, and feel good doing it!

You can help save scout camps and outdoor camps for kids for just $10 per month. We can’t do this important work without you! Your secure online contribution is tax-deductible and supports our work to save camps for kids. Please donate now by credit or debit card to become a monthly donor to save camps, [...]

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Girl Scouts fight to save Camp Rolling Ridges and more

The Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys announced the sale of Camp Rolling Ridges and other camps to be closed. KSTP TV – Minneapolis and St. Paul filmed this story in the short video below. Friends of Rolling Ridges Girl Scout Camp thinks the Girl Scouts should seek alternate, innovative ways to address [...]

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Group fights to save camps in Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys

The Girl Scouts day camp in Hudson, Wisconsin is slated to be sold, according to the article, “Group fights to save Girl Scouts camp in Hudson, Wis.” . The Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys announced the sale of Camp Rolling Ridges — and two Minnesota camps — earlier this year, according to the [...]

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How we saved Camp Wyandot: You can save your camp!

Jenny Morgan, founder of The Leave No Child INSIDE Central Ohio Collaborative, loved going to Camp Wyandot, a Campfire USA Camp, in Ohio as a child. When she later learned the camp was going to be put up for sale, she gathered alumni and saved it! Jenny offers expert advice on putting together a team of fundraisers, [...]

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Creating a new Boy Scout camp: What a concept!

Whoever said scouting is declining wasn’t talking about Columbia County Georgia. According to a recent article. “Local Scouts raising funds to meet growth“, the Georgia-Carolina Council is actually growing. “The number of Columbia County Boy Scouts ages 11 to 17 grew from 290 in 2009 to 411 this year, Daffin said. That figure doesn’t count the [...]

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Scout encampment in Times Square raises awareness of efforts to save Camp Pouch

Boy Scouts of America celebrated the organization’s centennial with mountain climbing and canoeing at Times Square. They also are trying to raise awareness of the efforts to Save Camp Pouch. Visit NY1 to view TV spot and read the story.

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Perseids Meteor Shower to peak August 12th

On Wednesday August 12th’s morning after 12:01 am (Tuesday stay up till after midnight), you can see one of the best meteor showers of the year. It is estimated that at its peak Wednesday morning, the Perseids Meteor Shower could have as many as 100 meteors per hour. Many scout camps and other outdoor camps [...]

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Friends of Camp Rolling Ridges and Friends of Camp Greenwood update

  We received this Facebook update from Friends of Camp Rolling Ridges: “Hi Friends! In cooperation with Friends of Camp Greenwood, we succeeded in calling a Special Meeting of the Members. Our job now is to make sure we get as *many* delegates and alternates as possible to attend on Saturday morning, August 14th. Please [...]

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