By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — The Girls Scouts of North-Central Alabama Board of Directors today unanimously passed a resolution that will allow the closed and rested camps to be used on a “limited use” basis for troop camping beginning Jan. 15, 2014.
The camps will remain open pending the outcome of the re-evaluation and strategic planning process. The camps included are Camp Coleman in Trussville, Camp Anderel in Florence, Camp Tombigbee in west Alabama and Camp Trico in Guntersville.
“Since the three-phase property plan was approved, we’ve had a number of members step forward with creative ideas and solutions that will allow the camps to re-open on a limited use basis,” said Sarah Edwards, president of the board of directors. “The board of directors is ultimately responsible for the fiduciary management of the organization and therefore we recognize the importance of ensuring that the re-opening of the camps is done so with a great deal of thought.”
“Limited use” means that no staff, instructors or services will be provided and that troops will be responsible for bringing their own equipment and supplies. More detailed information, by camp, will be available to members by year-end.
“Opening the camps on a limited use basis provides us with an opportunity to see if this particular model is feasible and more importantly, sustainable,” Edwards said. “We just recently began the process of conducting a comprehensive strategic plan for the organization, so this test run will help us in that process.”
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