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Camp Owasippe For Sale – Chapter Two, Weekend Getaway

  For the last several years I have taken an annual backpacking trip with my friend Kevin in September.  Because I was busy with my Webelo Scout son visiting the BSA National Jamboree in August and the Great Lakes Council’s Centennial Encampment in September, we decided to make take our annual trip in October this [...]

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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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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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