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Girl Scout Leaders and Supporters Discuss How to Keep Camp Sacajawea Alive [INTERVIEWS]

Many Girl Scout leaders and supporters of the program showed up at a meeting held at the Sacajawea West Shelter House last night (Aug. 13), as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland Anne Soots gave the leaders an overview of the status of Camp Sacajawea and how the leaders need to make a plan to keep the camp going since the Council announced in June that they planned to divest of the camp.

The Save Camp Sacajawea Committee must provide a plan that shows they can meet funding, usage and maintenance goals over the initial three-year period of Oct. 1, 2013 through Sept. 30, 2016. In addition, they must show how they plan to sustain the camp after the three years and explain how they will work with the Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland to implement the plan. There are a lot of criteria that has to be met.  You can view the general overview here.

Soots explained to us how the Council decided they would divest of Sacajawea West.

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Reports have indicated that in 2013 there 290 Girl Scouts who utilized Camp Sacajawea and 294 adults.

After hearing all the steps the committee needs to take, Debbie Busker asked attendees if they’d like to join the committee to help save Camp Sacjawea. Busker is eager to get things going, but realizes they have a short time to put together this plan since the Council needs it by Oct.18 and then has to present it to the council in November.

Below is an interview with Busker talking about the history of the camp and how she would like to see the community involved in saving it for future Girl Scouts.

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