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{ Monthly Archives } October 2011

Ohio Battle Over Camps Not Done Yet

“Although the resolution to cease and desist camp sales passed by a strong majority of the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio’s General Assembly, this resolution was not an amendment to the bylaws, it was a call to action.  The actual decision is still in the hands of the board and we do not know [...]

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Girl Scouts of North East Ohio General Assembly Votes to Stop Sale of Camps

Of the 87 voting members of the general assembly in attendance this morning, 52 voted in a straw poll to stop the sale of the camps. This require 50% to pass, and so it did. The next amendment was to make this a permanent amendment.  This required 67% to pass.   48 voted YES and 39 [...]

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SAVING CAMP EASTON FOREVER: IT’S A MATTER OF HONOR

Intro: Inland Northwest Council need to learn the meaning of a Scout is trustworthy related to their consideration of the sale/swap of Camp Easton accepted from the original donor with the understanding that it was his desire to have it used perpetually as a camp for boys. It was even written into the property deed. [...]

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Possible Lost Boy Scout Camp Saved. Camp Easton

Camp Easton established in 1929 was being considered to be closed and swapped to a developer who was going to purchase a new camp for the Inland Northwest Council Boy Scouts of America.  Under this potential agreement, the developer offered to buy 270 acres at Sunup Bay, build brand new facilities, and provide $2.5 million [...]

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Camp Lion in Salem, MA Saved by Volunteers… and the Economy

On Thursday, October 20th, 2011, it was announced that the developer with  plans to build a Lowe’s Home Improvement Center at the site of Camp Fire on the property of Camp Lion in Salem, MA is not going forward with the project.  Lowe’s also announced last week that it was closing several “underperforming” stores and [...]

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Big Week in Efforts to Save Five Girl Scout Camps in Ohio

This is a big week for efforts to save Girl Scout camps in northern Ohio. This Saturday October 29th the board of the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) at their annual meeting will vote on an amendment to re-evaluate camps. I’m anxious to see how the vote goes this Saturday and I hope [...]

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Pennsylvania Girl Scout Camps to Stay Open through Sept 2012

Here is some good news, I think.  The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania have announced that they will keep three beloved camps open through next summer because of the public outcry produced from the decision that the camps were to be shuttered and sold. It seems that the future of camps Tohikanee in Upper Bucks, [...]

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Cleveland Ohio BSA Council to Sell Canadian Canoe Wilderness Camp

On this blog recently there have been many stories of Ohio Girl Scout councils selling their camps, but here is a story about Ohio Boy Scouts selling one of their camps. The Greater Cleveland Council of Boy Scouts of America are selling the 10-acre Tinnerman Wilderness Canoe Base on the French River in Ontario, Canada, [...]

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Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Sell Camps PPT

If your Girl Scout Council is selling or considering the sale of their camps, here is a recommendation PowerPoint that Girl Scouts River Valleys used when deciding to sell their camps. You will find the information enclosed very interesting. http://www.girlscoutsrv.org/_asset/xgz7ak/Selling_Camps-A_Strategic_Choice_1.28.11.pdf

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