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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 25

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12 minutes ago, Better4itall said:

Has the council thought about transferring the camp to a trust, in a manner similar to Philmont and all at the national level? 

Good plan to do before you know about pending legal liabilities.  :)   Questionable at best once those liabilities are imminent.  

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On 3/17/2021 at 6:34 AM, Eagle1993 said:

I figure we can have a separate thread on a list of bankruptcy losses. This is not speculation of what could happen, but did happen/is happening.    

From OP, let's stay on topic. Thanks

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Community reacts to plans to close Camp Trexler

Both former campers agreed that closing the only Cub Scout overnight camp in the area, will further worsen recruitment issues.

“The Cub Scouts won't have a place to go anymore. So, they're gonna have to build a whole other camp just to support the Cub Scouts," said Biichle.

“They have a really serious problem at the Cub Scout level, and that's where recruiting happens. Very few kids get involved at age 12 or 13. They get hooked when they're seven or eight, and they continue with it," said Mira.

https://fox56.com/news/local/community-reacts-to-the-plans-to-close-of-camp-trexler

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I was looking for a camp near Niagara Falls and came across this camp --- and the bad news about it.  Doesn't look like we had it on our list yet.

Does anyone know any details about whether Camp Stonehaven will still be operating this summer, or about any other good camping near the falls?

https://buffalonews.com/news/local/boy-scouts-to-sell-camps-in-niagara-wyoming-counties-to-settle-sex-abuse-claims/article_b39d76f6-3767-11ec-91ea-9bed725c0a09.html

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2 hours ago, PACAN said:

Is there an astute member of the forum who is keeping track of camp closures/sales and mergers?

This thread is designed for that. Are you asking for a distilled list?

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Since I don't see it mentioned yet, the Narragansett Council is selling Camp Cachalot in Plymouth, MA:

http://www.narragansettbsa.org/campsale

That's from August; the council recently canceled camping reservations after June 1 with a message to the units who had reservations that it was due to the pending sale, so it sounds like an agreement with the Commonwealth was reached. 

The understanding among volunteers is that the organization Camp Norse is being sold to is RIBS (the Rhode Island Boy Scouts), which owns the other properties mentioned and leases them to the council, and that RIBS will need to sell between one and four properties to raise the funds to purchase Camp Norse, but so far no one knows which other camps might be sold. The general assumption is that Yawgoog, Norse, and Champlin are safe from sale, as that's where the council is focusing program, but that any of the other properties could be at risk of sale. There is significant overlap between the RIBS board and past and current members of the Narragansett Council board. 

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On 3/21/2022 at 8:24 AM, Better4itall said:

Has the council thought about transferring the camp to a trust, in a manner similar to Philmont and all at the national level? 

It is my understanding they took a mortgage out on Philmont. So the value is in the mortgage vs the property. Not really protected, but one can only take the cash vs the land. 

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26 minutes ago, mrjohns2 said:

It is my understanding they took a mortgage out on Philmont. So the value is in the mortgage vs the property. Not really protected, but one can only take the cash vs the land. 

Wonder if you could buy the mortgage on Philmont?  Then, when BSA fails, claim the property.

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