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{ Monthly Archives } March 2011

Efforts to Save Camp Eagle Island

Here is a nice article about the efforts to save Camp Eagle Island. We recently posted the press release that Friends of Eagle Island have received Not-For-Profit status from the State of New York, but I wanted to highlight a couple things in this article which can be found at this link. The article has [...]

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Great Inspirational Story About the Girl Scouts Camp

This is an email from one of the organizers of Friends of Crowell-Hilaka. It is a great and inspiration story about the impact Girl Scouts and their camps have had in one woman’s life. Rachel, thanks for sharing this with us. Readers, please consider signing the petition as Rachael says “time to make sure that [...]

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Friends of Camp Eagle Island Achieve NY Nonprofit Status

Friends of Camp Eagle Island, Inc. Press Release Contact: 908-687-9180, 973-996-8306 March 25, 2011 Did you ever spend time at Camp Eagle Island on Upper Saranac Lake, New York? The Friends of Eagle Island, Incorporated will hold its official gathering on Saturday, April 2 from 1 to 4 pm at Morrow Church in Maplewood. 600 [...]

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BSA CEO: World Needs Scout Qualities

Dear BSA CEO Mazzuca, I agree with you 100% that our country and the world need the qualities of Boy Scouts as you were quoted in the recent nvdaily article. (http://www.nvdaily.com/news/2011/03/speaker-world-needs-qualities-boy-scouts-offer.php) Scouts also need their Scout camps where they can learn and practice these values. Please work with your local councils to make all these [...]

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Not many programs gives back to the girls as much as camping

I’d like to share with you a part of an email string set off by the rumors that the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio maybe getting ready to sell five of the seven camps they currently own. I really like Corey’s comment: “Camp costs a lot of money, but it also gives the girls [...]

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Girl Scouts of North East Ohio Maybe Selling Five Camps

While this is not officially confirmed, it was obtained from a very reliable source, the Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio (GSNEO) board of director’s maybe planning to announce the sale of 5 of their 7 currently owned camps. If this decision goes through, GSNEO will have sold/relinquished 11 of their 13 camps since 2009. The [...]

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Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church Faces Hard Decision, To Sell or Not To Sell Camps

I don’t want anyone reading the SaveCamps.org blog to think for a minute that Scouting organizations are the only groups facing the decision of whether or not to sell their camps. I’d like to share with you a recent story about the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church that has been facing this [...]

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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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Friends of Crowell Hilaka Partners with Historical Society

The Friends of Crowell Hilaka (http://www.friendsofcrowellhilaka.org) have taken an interesting approach with their efforts to save this camp owned by the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio. They have recently signed an agreement with a local historical society that will allow them to accept donations on a tax deductible basis. A recent release from Friends [...]

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Value of Camping for the Future

The other night I was reviewing a brochure from our local Girl Scouts about their summer camp programs with my daughter who is in Daisies. Later that evening I received an email from the Friends Of Crowell Hilaka that I had to share with you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did [...]

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