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Girl Scouts May Sell Camps

Changing interests, and rising costs, could mean a major change for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. Next month, the council's board of directors will vote on a proposal to sell its four camps.

Spokeswoman Shelly Cain says a property committee spent several years studying the camps - and found out less than ten per cent of the scouts use the camps, and to meet the needs of today's girls would require expensive updating.
The council owns four camps - Conestoga in Scott County, Little Cloud in Dubuque County, Camp L-Kee-Ta in Des Moines County, and Tahigwa in Allamakee County.

Cain emphasizes though, the council will not abandon outdoor programs and experiences for the scouts.
The Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois council includes 38 counties in the two states. The board of directors meeting, and vote on selling the camps, will be held March 28th.

(photo courtesy of the council)