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Girl Scouts amend "limited use" provision for Alabama camps

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TRUSSVILLE, AL - Some Girl Scout camps in Alabama will now be open for more than just troop campouts.  Board members of the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama voted on Wednesday, Jan. 22 to amend the "limited use" provision.

The camps were available a week ago for "limited use," meaning troops could use them for campouts. 

"The board realized the camps were needed for more than just troop camping," said Robyn Tucker, Communications Coordinator for the GSNCA. 

With the annual cookie sale coming up, they needed to use the camps for distribution and storage.  Tucker said, "The "limited use" provision did not allow for that, so they decided to amend that resolution so the camps will be able to be used in various ways to benefit the council."

Camp Gertrude Coleman in Trussville, Camp Trico, Camp Anderel and Camp Tombigbee, re-opened on January 15 under "limited use."

On November 20, 2013, the board of directors unanimously passed a resolution allowing those camps to be used on a “limited use” basis for camping. The camps will remain open pending the outcome of the re-evaluation and strategic planning process.

“Limited use” means the Girl Scout Council will not provide staff, instructors or services. Troops will be responsible for bringing their own equipment and supplies.

Tucker said some troops have already begun reserving spots for campouts in coming months.

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