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TWO MORE CAMPS BITE THE DUST


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#41 Eagle94-A1

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 08:57 AM

The demand for up-to-date everything including BSA Spa and Resort facilities have priced many out of the market.  It's a lot easier and cheaper to run a commissary than a mess hall, permanent shelters vs. rain flies, tents with floors, flush toilets, running water at each site, WIFI, and the list goes on......

 

While I agree with you, some of these things are mandated by the various states and feds. And yes, some are mandated by BSA.

 

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Having a camp means having a guaranteed place for events like camporee, training, day camps, etc.  There is a local facility that's a lot closer than the camp in my district, 5 minutes away compared to 25 minutes. The 5 minute camp is more primitive and has less faciltiies, so it's great for a lot of things. BUT we are subject to the owners. Currently they shut it down while the main facility, not the camp, undergoes renovations and construction. The camp is being used for storage.


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 01:27 PM

While I agree with you, some of these things are mandated by the various states and feds. And yes, some are mandated by BSA.

 

 

Which ones are mandated by state and federal laws?

 

Which ones are mandated by BSA?

 

Which ones mandated by BSA are destroying their own camps?


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#43 Georgekap

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 07:21 AM

Gents---I am working on my next WWI project and looking for info on these three National Guard Camps--letters, pictures, uniforms etc. If you can help me out with some copies of your stuff, I will credit you in the captions and list you in the acknowledgements as a contributor. Regards and best for the New year, Al
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Posted 03 March 2017 - 08:25 PM

@Georgekap  Welcome to the forum!

 

Sorry George, but not enough information came through on your post.  What three camps?


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#45 TAHAWK

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 08:41 PM

Camps are closing due to lack of campers.  The merger here resulted in all three camps being kept open as the traffic is there to justify all three.  Two are in great shape and one needs $50,000 to bring it up to great shape.  The money is there,


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#46 qwazse

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 02:03 PM

Touching piece by a Girl Scout in our area http://www.allegheny...irl-scout-camp/
regarding five camp closures.
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