By Gary Lloyd
The Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama board of directors this morning unanimously voted in favor of a resolution to reconsider the three-phase property plan approved in May 2012.
The resolution states that no GSNCA camp properties will be sold during the re-evaluation process pending the outcome of a new comprehensive strategic plan that will be developed for the organization. This plan will include obtaining new input from the membership, outside experts and community partners.
“The original intent of the 2012 property plan was to continue offering camping in fewer facilities across the council’s geography while expanding program opportunities and improving standards,” said board president Rachel Russell. “Since the plan was unveiled, a number of our membership has raised concerns about the closing and sale of camp properties as detailed in the three-phase property plan, and the impact it may have on Girl Scouts as a whole. Many firmly believe that if given the opportunity, they can help GSNCA by raising enough community support to aid in the ongoing operational and capital needs of the camps. We will continue to include our membership in this new strategic planning process to help garner the best and most creative solutions in determining how we best meet, grow and sustain our Girl Scout outdoor programs for generations to come.”
The Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama board of directors on May 29 approved an amendment to its three-phase property plan, which rested Camp Coleman in Trussville and Camp Trico in Guntersville.
The three-phase property plan was amended as follows:
“Camp Coleman and Camp Trico will not be ‘closed effective May 31, 2013’ as originally approved by the Board, but shall instead be ‘rested’ effective May 31, 2013. Further, it is resolved that Camp Coleman and Camp Trico shall remain ‘rested’ pending further evaluation and vote of this Board.”
On May 31, when the camp rested, Girl Scouts leaders talked about the future of the camp.
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