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Southwest Missouri Girl Scouts May Lose Their Camp

Updated: June 13, 2013 03:55 PM

Girl scouts and leaders are banding together to keep Camp Mintahama from getting the axe.

The council board of directors meets on Friday to vote on a property committee's proposal that would close and sell the camp south of Joplin by 2015. Troop leader Lisa Nelson and others are concerned the closest resident camp would be 92 miles away if Mintahama is closed and offer a counter proposal.

Camp Mintahama offers canoeing paddle boating and swimming among other outdoor programs, but Nelson says it hasn't seen any structural improvements in the past five years since councils merged.

A council committee worked for two years on the property proposal that would sell some camps to invest in others.

Lori Enyart with Girl Scouts of Missouri Heartland says "they looked at property usage they looked at maintenance needs, both current and deferred maintenance needs.  They looked at revenue and just some of the needs and desires of the girls today."

Lisa Nelson's save Mintahama committee believes heating and air at the camp dining hall would increase use year-round -- saving the camp.

The board is willing to accept feedback until 9am Friday.

For more information email asoots@girlscoutsmoheartland.org

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