Posted by: campkehonka | May 27, 2013

A sad day for Girl Scout camps

The Girl Scouts, which began a century ago, established hundreds of camps nationwide as the organization expanded. But in recent decades, the group has consolidated its local councils. That process accelerated dramatically under a plan that cut them from 330 to 112 by 2009.

The restructuring left groups with additional properties to manage, many featuring old cabins and dining halls that need upgrades.

Gregory Copeland of Domokur Architects in Akron, Ohio, a consultant to local councils, said by 2020, the number of Girl Scout-owned camps could easily be cut in half. He said the newly merged groups have a glut of properties they cannot afford to maintain, let alone fill with programming.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/05/27/sales-camp-sites-nationwide-throw-girl-scouts-into-turmoil/#ixzz2UVQhGsAn

 

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  1. We know their pain.


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