Re: Firestone (Camp Downsizing)
Bob Warburton (bwarburt@HEARTLAND.BRADLEY.EDU)
Mon, 8 Jun 1992 12:35:13 CDT
W.D.Boyce Council recently went through something similar.
In 1972, Creve Coeur, Starved Rock and CornBelt councils
all merged to create W.D.Boyce Council. All four council
camps were kept,( Creve Coeur had 2.) The largest, Ingersoll
Scout Reservation, is where summer camp is held every year
with the others being used for weekend camps.
About five years ago, it was decided it was not feasible to
run four camps, and the three minor ones would be sold, the
proceeds going to build a new camp, with specific emphasis
on the Cub Scouting program. It would be called a outdoor
education center, with enough room for Scouts to camp there
I believe the big difference here, between Peoria and L.A., is
that all the proceeds from the sale of the old camps was put
into the building fund for the new one. In my opinion, Sale
of scouting held assets should be re-invested in the same type
of asset. Something that our children or grandchildren will
be able to use. And not for paying salaries. I hope the
council in LA will change their mind before all is gone for good.
.....it isn't just for breakfast anymore!!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City