Board considers selling Girl Scout Camp
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 8:31 PM
The Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is considering selling their property in Logan County, Camp Myeerah.
The camp is composed of almost 500 acres of wetlands, established and emerging forests, prairies, streams, a large lake, and other unique features that crease an environmental treasure. In addition, it contains two lodges, platform tents, covered wagons and tree houses for overnight camping and program use.
This camp has been part of Girl Scout history and has offered a unique camping experience to thousands of Girl Scouts who were part of the Girl Scouts of Appleseed Ridge.
The merger of Girl Scout councils in 2008 put the 10-county area that was served by Appleseed Ridge into a merged area serving the Interstate corridor from Cincinnati to Toledo. Administrative offices for the council are located in Cincinnati.
In a recent release to select Girl Scout volunteers it was stated, "At the June meeting, the Board established a Property Communication Task Group which is charged with developing and implementing a communications plan with Camp Myeerah campers and Girl Scouts in the surrounding area. Through fact-finding efforts, we want to share information about the Camp Myeerah purchase offer and to solicit feedback from girls and volunteers, especially those form the Lima region.
A town hall meeting will be held Thursday, Aug. 2 at Woodhaven Program Center, 1850 Robb Ave., Lima, Ohio, to address any outstanding questions or concerns from volunteers. Any Girl Scout of Western Ohio member is welcome to attend and share her or his remarks at this meeting which will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. We are asking those who cannot attend the meeting, to feel free to forward you comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Susan Osborn, chief strategy officer, at (513) 489-1025. The Board, in making its decision concerning Camp Myeerah, will consider the information and feedback provided by its volunteers.
Volunteers and girls are encouraged to attend the scheduled meeting or contact the Cincinnati office to voice their opinions.