Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington, GSOSW
Long Range Property Plan approved November 2012
Property listing for Elkhorn Program Center:
12 acres in Baker County, Oregon
A remarkable property for sale in the Baker Valley. The Elkhorn Girl Scouts Camp on Pine Creek Lane includes 12 acres that is buildable and sub dividable with the creek running through the middle of the property, a full pavilion with storage, vault toilet facilities, fully fenced and gated! This "camp" could be yours to enjoy has hundreds of people have over the years!
Also see news article on Idaho state page.
GSOSW Long-Range Property Plan
Girl Scouts organization to sell Camp Tomlin
The camp operates one week a year, and Scouts use the site a few other times a year for other activities. It has a shelter for picnics and crafts but no other buildings. It has a well and phone but uses portable toilets. Its annual operating costs are $800, said Eppinger.
Eppinger and other leaders took issue with a suggestion by the larger organization that the camp be held in regional parks.
Girl Scouts frustrated by camp closures
From the comments section:
Purchased for about $20,000 in 1959 at the bequest of John Tomlin, owner of Timber Products, the property has few structures and costs little to maintain. Zoned as Forest Reserve land under Oregon land-use laws, it can be sold only for logging or recreation, not development, Payne said.
From letter from the GSOSW board
Over the past three years, Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington has operated in an unsustainable budget deficit. The board of directors mandated that we begin the 2013 fiscal year with a balanced budget, which will require significant spending cuts. The deficit's causes are varied; however, the most significant are retirement obligations for former employees, accumulated unfunded depreciation, personnel and service center operations.