VOTE STALLED: Girl Scouts Reconsider Camp Sales

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Iowa Girl Scouts may not be losing four of their camps after all. Authorities agreed Wednesday to postpone the vote on whether to sell their eastern Iowa camps.

Officials say they want more time to come up with an alternative.

Poor attendance and the cost of maintaining the camps have forced the organization to consider the sale.

The board was scheduled to vote on the recommendation Thursday, but five adult volunteers filed a lawsuit to stop the sale of the properties.

At an injunction hearing Wednesday, an agreement was announced confirming the vote would not happen.

The council board will hold a work session instead, and Thursday’s board meeting will be rescheduled.

The work session was expected to focus on seeking a possible compromise and alternate proposal for the future of the camp sites.

“We value the opinions and thoughts of all our volunteers and members and appreciate their passion for this process,” explains Diane Nelson, Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois CEO, “We look forward to reaching a position, in which we are all on the same page; able to fulfill the organization’s mission to the girls while responsibly investing in the future of our outdoor experiences.”

Thanks to our sister station WQAD for this story.