Girl Scouts protest plans to close camps

MACEDONIA, Ohio - A group of Girl Scouts camped out Sunday night near the organization's Northeast Ohio headquarters in Macedonia, ready to greet staff and state their case Monday morning.

They are protesting the proposed closing of five of the organization's seven camps. Also, the two other camps would be transformed into "Premier Leadership Camps."

Staffer's at the organization's office have a special meeting planned for Monday morning to address the plans.

The camps serve about 40,000 Girl Scouts in an 18-county area, and the protesters said they were told that the camps are not closing because of financial concerns.

Plans to close the camps have been met with opposition from current and former Girl Scouts.

Cory Ann Ringle, who started scouting when she was 6-years-old, said she is against closing the camps because scouting is all about nature.

Pam Obryan, who had four girls go through scouting, said that scouting is about getting out in the wild.

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