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3/10/09 3:30 A

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Oh thats so sad, I know how I would feel if there was ever a plan to sell our Regional Headquarters. Too many memories....... my first camp as a Guide, My first company camp with me in charge.
Keep your chin up Mandykayee, we are all thinking of you.

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3/6/09 10:43 A

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Mandykee, I can sympathize with you. We were the small council that merged with the bigger council 1.5 years ago, and most of the processes that were adopted were theirs; we had to adjust. We have one camp compared to their five, and we've had it over 50 years. We are in fear that they will sell it off as well, and it's the only camp close to our girls.

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3/5/09 3:52 P

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That is heart breaking. Especially it being your original camp. The hard part about having so many camps is they are so far away. It doesn't make it convient to go. We want to see them all before Emily graduates, but how?


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3/5/09 3:39 P

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We are now San Jacinto council, the largest council in the US. We were South Texas, the little council that merged with the big one. We merged before national even started and the merger went really smooth. San Jacinto made us feel very welcome - we have been merged for over 1.5 years. I guess with the ecomony so bad they are looking for cost reductions and our primitive (but beautiful) camp in the woods is they only one they now have that doesn't have a pool and cabins.

One day at a time . . .


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We were the "Big" council that merged with four "small" councils and we got a few perks for being the bigger council, but for the most part we couldn't do it our way because we were the "big" council and we needed to give in lots to the smaller ones. Even though we had a lot more experience and volunteers, because we were bigger. Go figure!

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3/4/09 2:56 P

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Our council in GSNEO (Great Trails).

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Our council is now called "Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways"

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3/4/09 2:35 P

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We have combined also and our area never has anything for the girls to do. The closest thing is 1.5 hrs north of us. It is really depressing too that our camp isn't going to have the sock hop weekend this year. The girls love it and we even had girls come down to our camp this year and now they aren't even going to participate in anything for the girls. UGH!! GRRRRRR!

Sorry to hear that your camp is closing up. It is good for the girls to get involved.

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3/4/09 2:34 P

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What council's are you both in? We are in our second year as a merged council. We have a local primitive camp that has been here for more than 50 years. The city is starting to develop the surrounding area and we are in constant fear of the new council getting one of those too good to pass up offers. They recently allowed the city to annex the property without any protest.

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That's great that they are motivated. We are combining councils too. It's official as of this year. I haven't heard anything about camps but I do have to say that the summer camp offerings are pathetic.

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3/4/09 1:56 P

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What a depressing GS week. On Monday I learned that council is considering selling the only camp that it is near us. Since the merge (we were the small, poor council that got absorbed into the big one) we are now the only camp with dorms and a pool. That's bad enough but then the hurricane put a tree on top of our lodge. Last night I learned that the service unit manager who replaced me plans to give our service unit scout house back to the church as utilities are too expensive. I have offered over and over to raise money to save it. I am just heartsick. The one bright spot - I told my troop about the scout house and they were enraged - and they don't even meet there. They are starting a petition to "save their scout house". These girls are going to change the world.

One day at a time . . .


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