At its February 21 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys approved the recommendations of the board-appointed property committee.
The board approved the following:
- Invest in Edith Mayo to develop it as an urban camp;
- Decommission Camp Whispering Hills with intent to sell the property through the Trust for Public Land;
- Maintain Camp Lakamaga and Camp Elk River as core four-season camp properties;
- Maintain Camp Signing Hills and Camp Northwoods as core three-season camp properties;
- Compress Girl Scout Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys council programming at resident camps to a six-week schedule;
- Engage Metropolitan Council on Camp Lockeslea for positive terms for leaseback;
- Sell Redwood Falls and Northfield council-owned buildings;
- Consolidate metro area staff functions to St. Paul Service Center;
- Maintain Brooklyn Center Service Center as a flexible use facility.
- Authorize staff to explore retail service delivery options throughout council jurisdiction and provide recommendations to the board; and,
- Authorize staff to evaluate the potential of monetary and in-kind gifts for capital improvements; revision of rental policies and procedures; and development of partnerships with neighboring councils and other youth-serving organizations to identify locations to execute outdoor program.
The property committee arrived at these recommendations after more than a year of evaluation and consultation. You can read more about the process the committee followed and the full text of the recommendations below: