Girl Scout Camps/Properties sold or in jeopardy after 2006 GSUSA realignment
The list seems to be growing weekly. Girls DO like camping, and our camps provide an experience that can not be replicated in other environments. Please get involved and let GSUSA know that we want an immediate moratorium on the sales of our camps. Information on the status of these camps has come from info obtained from the internet or by examining council information. Please contact us with additions and/or corrections. We have not included camp closure information prior to the realignment.
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The lawsuit filed in the District Court of Scott County, Iowa, by five members of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa Western Illinois continues. If successful, it would allow you--as a member of GSEIWI--to have a vote upon the proposed sale of any camps owned by the Council. Trial is presently scheduled for January 21, 2014.
In order to continue with this effort, your help is greatly needed. There is a great deal of legal work that remains to be done before trial.
SOS Camps! Breaking News
Take a Hike, Save a Camp! for Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois
Hikes are going on throughout the US and beyond to shine a light on the sales of our camps. We have two hikes scheduled for the Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois area. Here's your chance to get involved, and have some fun while you're at it! Read Press Release
Record enrollment for this weekend's overnight camp at the Girl Scouts' Camp Tahigwa
130 Girl Scouts will travel to Camp Tahigwa in Allamakee County on Sunday for "Camptastic," a volunteer-run program designed to give girls an opportunity to have an overnight camping opportunity. READ MORE
Girl Scouts of America and the Zombie Virus
And just like the zombies in the show, while my eyes have been fixed on the zombie villains lumbering towards me, it’s the sleeper zombie lying seemingly harmless in the corner that grabs my leg at the last minute and takes a bite. READ MORE
Girl Scouts national CEO speaks at Louisiana East headquarters in Jefferson
...the former CEO of Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, said the organization has been undergoing a transformation since 2005 to stay relevant to the communities that it serves. READ MORE
When Non-Profits Go Corporate: Cautionary Tales
Peter Gow writes: Having apparently invested its pension funds poorly (one wonders in what? buggy whip futures?), the national organization and its local councils--having completed a dizzying spate of mergers--are holding a kind of national fire sale of camps. READ MORE
Dissension and Fiscal Woes Beset the Girl Scouts
"I am worried that America's Girl Scouts are now selling cookies to fund pension plans instead of camping," wrote Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, in a letter last month to the committee chairman. EXTENSIVE COVERAGE BY AP's DAVID CRARY. READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE.
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Friends of Eagle Island have organized "Paddle Up" Day in Gilpin Bay to bring attention to Girl Scout Camp Closings around the Country. Read more ..................
Success in Alabama! No GSNCA camp properties — including both closed and rested camps — will be sold during the re-evaluation process pending the outcome of a new comprehensive strategic plan that will be developed for the organization. Read the latest in Weld magazine.
The Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland to reevaluate property proposals November 2013 says CEO Anne Soots in new message.
Friends of Eagle Island in New Jersey has just put out their 7th newsletter. Issue 7 talks about their lawsuit and most recent court hearing in their fight to keep Eagle Island open. View pdf.
Camp Cornish in Ohio will reopen due a unique partnership agreement. Read about the local effort to save this camp.
GSEIWI members should be able to vote on sales of their property
We would like to call a special meeting of all eligible voting members of the Council in order to amend the bylaws to allow our members to vote on proposed property sales. If you are 14 years of age, a member of GSUSA, and registered through the Council of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, please download the pdf form and follow the instructions. THANK-YOU.