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{ Monthly Archives } November 2011

Anne Jackson Memorial Girl Scout Camp in Wilton Center, NH Closed

“Camp Anne Jackson will not hold summer camp in 2012 but will still be available for troop camping until further notice,” says the notice on Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains website. Camp Anne Jackson was established in the early 1960s. Its 79 acres is a mix of forests and fields. There is [...]

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NY BSA Camp Portaferry Sold to Developer

Here is an article from June about camp being sold in New York’s St Lawrence County by the Longhouse Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The 388 acre Camp Portaferry has been closed since 2006 and was being sold to a developer for $487,500 that plans to build residential houses on approximately 7 acre [...]

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New BSA Summit Betchel Reserve Given As One Reason for Sale of Canadian Canoe Base

It never occurred to me that the opening of Boy Scouts of America’s new Summit Bethchel Reserve would be given as one of the factors in closing a local council’s own camp. However, The Summit was given by the council as one of the contributing factors in the Greater Cleveland Council’s decision to sell the [...]

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North Eastern Ohio Girl Scouts Camps in Limbo

A letter was recently sent out to the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio’s board. The question: “will the camps go up for sale on the first of December?” The letter was sent by members of the various “Friends” organizations of the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio camps as well as other concerned girl [...]

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California Ex-Campfire Camp Mokitana Being Renovated

Here is another story of an old camp being restored to benefit today’s youth by Sacramento, California area’s local Rotary clubs. This old Campfire camp is now owned by Sacramento County. “Phase 1 of the project includes the renovation of the camp’s parking area, the path leading to the river, and the amphitheater. When completed, [...]

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Email Chain Re: Rumors of Michigan’s Boy Scout Camp Sales

When I heard an announcement last week at my BSA District’s Roundtable that camps were going to be definitely sold and it was already decided, I immediately flung my hand up and said it wasn’t true. It went totally contrary to everything I’ve read and conversations I’ve had in person and via email about the future [...]

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New MI Council Says Currently No Plan of Selling Any Camps

The Chairman for the Transitional Board of the new Michigan Coordinating Council made an announcement last week to try to stifle false rumors revolving around impending sale of Michigan’s Boy Scout camps. In summary, he said there is currently no plan or even any discussion of selling any property. Read the statement below.   From: [...]

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Boy Scouts of America Wants Feedback

In the November – December 2011 issue of Scouting magazine on page 10 under the headline “Raise Your Voice,” there is an article about a new BSA program called Voice of the Scout. This “program will allow Scouts age 14 and older, parents, volunteers, and chartered organizations to share their insights, which will help shape [...]

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Rhode Island Land Trusts to Buy Girl Scout and YMCA Camps

If you are going to sell your camp, here is an example in Rhode Island of what I would call a social and ecological responsible method of selling your camp. A former Girl Scout camp and YMCA summer camp are to be bought by the Westerly Land Trust and the Charlestown Land Trust. The Rhode [...]

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Former NY Girl Scout Camp Reopens after Five Years

Here is a hopefully story published October 30th, 2011 about former Girl Scout Camp Tapawingo reopening to campers after five years of being closed. When the consolidation of the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York occurred and the organization’s base of operations moved out of the local area, friction between the new council and the [...]

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