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Girl Scouts May Sell Conservation Easement for Joy Hollow, Iowa

Announcement from the Girl Scouts of Great Iowa that they are considering a conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy.

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Camp Lion in Massachusetts sells part of scout camp

We have written a lot about Scout Camps for sale on this blog, but Scouting organizations are the only organizations facing hard decisions about selling their camp properties, or pieces of their camps. Here is a story about such an organization, Camp Lion in Salem, Massachusetts. Camp Lion is under contract to sell 15 acres [...]

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Girl Scout Camp in New York may be preserved as a wilderness center for children

Looks like a Girl Scout camp in the Lake George area of New York maybe preserved as a wilderness center for children. The Girl Scout Council of Northeastern New York has a tentative sale for $4M of Camp Little Notch to the Open Space Conservancy and The Conservation Fund. “The groups have an agreement with [...]

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Efforts to Save Camp Pouch, Staten Island Paying Off

While we were discussing the creation of this blog, one point of debate was how to describe these scout and other camps in need of preservation. At first we referred to them as wilderness camps, but then we settled on youth camps because we thought “what if there was an urban camp in jeopardy of [...]

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Courts Help Preserve America’s Oldest Boy Scout Camp

Several years ago the Chicago Area Council decided to sell the Owasippe Scout Reservation which is the United States oldest and longest continuously operating Boy Scouts of America camp. This sparked great opposition from local communities, Scouts, and staff alumni. Since my family has a cottage close to Owasippe, I’ve been following this battle with great [...]

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