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{ Monthly Archives } May 2011

Carroll County Parks Interested in Purchasing Great Trail Camp

Soon after Girl Scouts of North East Ohio announced the plans to sell five of their camps, Carroll County Park District announced interest in acquiring the 276 acre Great Trail Camp. Read the full article at http://www.cantonrep.com/news/x1274033866/Great-Trail-Camp-may-have-buyer. If the Council continues with their decision to sell the camp, this would be a responsible manner in [...]

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1912 First Girl Scout Camp Held

As part of the American Camp Association (ACA), they are recognizing important moments in American camp histories.  The latest event (Moment #20) is the first Girl Scout camp being held in 1912 in Savannah, Georgia. “Ever since the founding of Girl Scouts, camp has played an important role in the Girl Scout program,” their website reads. Visit [...]

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It’s Not Over Yet, Says Save Camps Group and GSUSA Volunteers in Ohio

It’s been a month since the GSNEO Board of Directors announced the very upsetting news to close 5 of the remaining 7 properties in Northeast Ohio. Members of the board insisted the decision was made to encourage members who would otherwise not camp in rustic settings, to give the outdoors a chance. Members who already [...]

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Group Tries To Save Camp Silverado in California

A handful of active scouters have organized the Friends of Camp Silverado and is seeking non-profit status and hope to save Camp Silverado which has been closed by the Mount Diablo Silverado Council. This Council is one of the six Boy Scouts of America Councils in the San Francisco Bay area in California according to [...]

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Girl Scout Camps Evergreen and Klahanee To Being Shuttered

Here is an article about a couple Girl Scouts of Western Washington camps in the Seattle area being shuttered, but not sold – at least yet. Read Article. Camp Evergreen, the Girls Scouts only Southwest Washington site, was built in 1947 and is open from April through September for youth and adult groups. On the [...]

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