Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Girl Scouts Protest Plan to Close 5 Camps

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Girl Scouts Protest Plan to Close 5 Camps

Article excerpt

A group of local Girl Scouts wants to preserve their access to the outdoors. And they were willing to march for more than an hour in freezing temperatures, wind and snow flurries Wednesday to deliver that message to Girl Scout leadership.

Carrying signs such as "Save our Camps, Save My Childhood" and chanting slogans like "Give Us a Voice, Give Us a Choice," about 30 Girl Scouts and adults protested outside Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania headquarters on the North Side, registering their opposition to the group's decision to close more than half of its camps.

Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania announced Jan. 23 that it would be closing five of its nine camps on March 31, saying that the camps are underutilized and a drain on the council's resources. …

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