April 13, 2012 Property Updates - Click here to download
Friday April 13, 2012
Leading up to our Spring Meeting of the General Assembly, we will be making every effort toprovide up-to-the-minute information regarding the status of the properties, as well as the currentballot initiatives. You will find the most recent status of the camp properties listed at the end of thismessage.
Keeping in mind the tremendous work that has been done at all of our properties, the friendshipsbuilt, and the cherished memories that our current and former members have with each camp, we haveworked diligently to assess our present camping situation while looking for ways to enhance the campingexperience now and into the future.
While we maintain the desire to create opportunities to attract new campers, it is no secret,like other Girl Scout councils across the country, GSNEO is experiencing some financial strain—due todeferred maintenance on the camps, necessary upgrades and improvements. In light of this, we havedetermined that selling and/or repurposing some of the camps is the course of action that will bestmeet the needs of current and future Girl Scouts.
We will continue to communicate with you on a regular basis regarding the camp properties andother GSNEO business. In the meantime, please visit GSNEO.org for the most up-to-date information.
Daisy L. Alford-Smith, Ph.D.Chief Executive OfficerGirl Scouts of North East Ohio
On behalf of Joan VillarrealChairperson of the Board of DirectorsGirl Scouts of North East Ohio
Camp Sale Status: 4.13.12
Camp Pleasant Valley - Seneca CountyUp for sale, however GSNEO has not receivedan acceptable offer to date.
Camp Crowell/Hilaka - Summit CountyBecause the majority of the camp is zoned asa conservation district, GSNEO is in seriousnegotiations with a buyer, whom we believe iscommitted to not developing the properties.
Camp Lejner Lake CountyGSNEO is in serious negotiations with a buyer,whom we believe is committed to not developingthe properties.
Camp Great Trail - Carroll CountyNegotiating to lease the mineral rights so theproperty does not have to be sold and can be usedfor Girl Scout purposes to the extent determinedto be advisable by the Board of Directors in thefuture.