Help us Save Our Girl Scout Camps! (soscamps
) Please consider a financial donation to help us help you. We are a group of GS Alumni/Lifetime Members working to prevent the Girl Scout Council of Eastern Iowa / Western Illinois (GSEIWI) from selling their 4 remaining camps. Once these camps are sold, the girls will never get them back.
We are using the legal system to prevent these sales and the legal system is expensive. With your help we can continue this fight. The local District Court ruling finds agreement with the GSUSA representative that testified that GSs do not need camps.
Without legal intervention, and even with the GSEIWI property plan continuing changes - we believe the camp properties are still at great risk of being sold. There is an ongoing effort now to determine not "if" but which lands will be sold when.
Our lawsuit asked GSEIWI to allow the MEMBERS to vote on such an important decision as selling camps. They refuse, asserting that only the Board is responsible enough to make such a decision. That's right, not only does GSEIWI refer to you as a Volunteer and not as a MEMBER (because MEMBERS have rights) but they also believe that its members are not engaged enough, and not responsible enough to make such a decision as if camp properties should be sold. (See WHBF Article
) Let them hear your VOICE!
We believe fully that the Council does have the money to support these camps - they choose not to. Help us continue our efforts to communicate that girls DO want to camp and the Girl Scouts is the place to do that!
We need your financial help!
Any funds received over/above our legal expenses will be provided to other similar legal cases around the United States - and there are plenty that need our help.
For more information please visit the SOS Camps website (above) or find us on Facebook at SOS Camps