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The Swift Activity Center at the Camp Conestoga Girls Scouts camp in New Liberty, Iowa, is pictured on May 14, 2013. (Charlie Neibergall/AP)
The Swift Activity Center at the Camp Conestoga Girls Scouts camp in New Liberty, Iowa, is pictured on May 14, 2013. (Charlie Neibergall/AP)

Girl Scout volunteers in Ohio, Iowa, Alabama and New York state are upset over their regional Girl Scout councils' plans to sell off the scout camps.

Council leaders say the camps are underused and the money from land sales will help the organization grow in new directions.

But volunteers such as Lynn Richardson of Bedford, Ohio, dispute that the camps are not popular.

She says she's tried to book camps in her area for day hikes and has been told that they're booked.

Richardson and other volunteers are suing the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio for disregarding votes to keep the camps in her area open.

Girl Scout officials tell the Associated Press that the national organization, Girl Scouts of the USA, does not keep data on regional proposals to sell camps.

Guest:

  • Lynn Richardson, delegate to the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio.

This segment aired on May 27, 2013.

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