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With all the camps being sold during bankruptcy and before, this is a big thank you to all who helped maintain them over the years and donated money for them. 

The camps would not exist in the first place without donations of money or land by people who believed in scouting. Then often, especially in later  years maintenance was done by a dedicated group of volunteers who cared for the camp. They may have been scouts or parents attending a camp and decided to give back. 

At least many camps in my area did not have full time rangers after the mid 90's. So the role of volunteers increased greatly. They often donated supplies to repair things or got suppliers to give the camp really good deals in items. 

I think this is one of the overlooked things in bankruptcy that so many people put their heart and soul into these camps.

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Sioux Council has accepted $2M offer on 223 acre Newton Hills Scout Camp from South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks. The property had been appraised at $3.59 million by the state.

Somewhat unusual for the times, there is no mention of the bankruptcy or contributing to the settlement.

"The Newton Hills scout camp was built during the 1930s and would require the most improvements of the Sioux Council's three scout camps to bring it up to the Boy Scouts of America standards, including a storm shelter, modernized latrines and showers for the campers...

Funds from the property sale would primarily be used to build storm shelters at the two remaining camps. A wetlands project and museum of paleontology are also in the works for the Lewis and Clark scout camp."

Source:

https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2021/10/11/newton-hills-campgrounds-track-sold-november-state-park-south-dakota-game-fish/6091162001/

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The Chief Cornplanter Council (PA) will pay their total trust contribution $260,931.32 from timber sales. No council property, which is totallly assessed at $196,204, will be sold.

Source:

https://www.timesobserver.com/news/local-news/2021/10/local-bsa-council-wont-have-to-sell-properties-in-bankruptcy-case/

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4 hours ago, RememberSchiff said:

The Chief Cornplanter Council (PA) will pay their total trust contribution $260,931.32 from timber sales. No council property, which is totallly assessed at $196,204, will be sold.

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https://www.timesobserver.com/news/local-news/2021/10/local-bsa-council-wont-have-to-sell-properties-in-bankruptcy-case/

That has to be a typo on land values. That would be extremely cheap land.

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44 minutes ago, 1980Scouter said:

That has to be a typo on land values. That would be extremely cheap land.

Yes. You're right.

My source. Plan 5.0

https://casedocs.omniagentsolutions.com/cmsvol2/pub_47373/da60d7ce-df85-45e9-9737-4dd1a5d50014_6445.pdf

pg 429, total contribution $260,391 Unrestricted Net Assets  $417,106 ...so I assumed the difference was the value of the unsold council property which I assumed unrestricted.

I missed page 345, for Chief Cornplanter Council as of Feb 28,2021

Assets

Cash & Equivalents                            $   105.349
Land, Buildings, and Equipment            182.408
Long-Term Investments                            957,394
Other Assets                                             154,223
Total Assets                                        1,399,374

Liabilities
Debt
Other Liabilities                                           33,515
Total Liabilities                                      33,515

Unrestricted Net Assets                          417,106
Restricted Net Assets                             948,753
Total Net Assets                              1,365,859

I also missed page 363

Chief Cornplanter Camp Olmsted  Fair Market Value $784,000 (assessed by CBRE) which must part of Restricted Net Assets above.

"Camp Olmsted is located just 15 miles north of Warren, in the beautiful scenic mountains of the Allegheny National Forest in Northwestern Pennsylvania. It includes: 485 acres of natural woodlands, three miles of waterfront with access to the 24-mile long Allegheny Reservoir lake that was created in the summer of 1967. The lake has 91 miles of shoreline, primarily unspoiled, which allows for limitless water-skiing, motor boating and sailing usage."

https://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/wm13Q8X_Camp_Olmsted_Chief_Cornplanter_Council_Russell_Pennsylvania

Good catch. My error.

 

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On 9/10/2021 at 8:22 AM, RememberSchiff said:

Deer Lake Scout Reservation (CT), a 255 acre wooded camp with a mile-long spring-fed lake and trails which link to Chatfield Hollow and Cockaponset State Forests is up for sale.

The private Save Deer Lake Facebook group was created just two days after an announcement was made informally last week that Connecticut Yankee Council Boy Scouts of America wanted to sell the camp., according to Ted Langevin, a scout leader, chairman of Pack 491 in Madison and member of the Quinnipiac district committee...

The parcel was appraised between $3.7 million to $4.2 million. Some $2.6 million will go to the Boy Scouts of America, Langevin said, to help pay the local council’s assessed share of the $850 million sex abuse settlement signed off on by a judge in August to pay the tens of thousands of abuse victims, according to claimsjournal.com.

https://www.ctinsider.com/shoreline/article/Boy-Scouts-sex-abuse-settlement-prompts-sale-of-16448346.php

 

Update 1/27/2022:

Calling the Boy Scout-owned Deer Lake Camp a “magical” place, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., promised to help get federal funds to head off private development of the 255-acre property, which is up for sale.

“The precious and pristine treasure that is Deer Lake ... must be preserved,” Blumenthal told a group of three dozen people who gathered next to the frozen lake at the camp amid frigid temperatures Thursday.

"Unfortunately, the Boy Scouts owe money and that's a fact of life."

“It really is a treasure for the whole state, and that’s why I will be going to the Water and Conservation Fund of the Great Outdoors Act, seeking whatever resources we can do.” He said he would press for funding in the range of $2 million to $3 million dollars, and “maybe more.”

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“Open space is not something you can lose and recover. Once it’s lost, it’s gone, it’s gone forever,” Blumenthal said.

More at source links:

https://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/middlesex/politicians-activists-fight-to-protect-deer-lake-in-killingworth/

https://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/shoreline/article/U-S-Senator-lends-voice-to-efforts-to-preserve-16811740.php

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