Camp Windigo, located in southeastern Grant County near the county lines of Blackford, Grant and Delaware, is one of four properties belonging to the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana which will be sold sometime down the road, according to Deana Potterf, director of communications for the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana.
A decision on the future of the nine properties owned by the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana was made at the organization’s board meeting on March 24.
In addition to Camp Windigo, the other three properties facing demise are Camp Munsee, which is 47 acres in Delaware County, Camp Hawthorne Trails, which is 68 acres in Boone County and Camp Treaty Line, 38 acres in Rush County.
Camp Windigo, which consists of 350 acres, is where most Girl Scouts from the Blackford County area go for camps and other outdoor programs.
“At the heart of this decision was doing what we believe is best in meeting the needs of the girls and what is best for them,” remarked Potterf. She added that the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana will ensure that all persons involved in Girl Scouts will be able to learn leadership and other skills in an outdoor environment at the remaining properties.
“Selling these four properties will allow the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana to grow its five other properties and maintain them with the upmost quality and safety for our members,” said Potterf.
According to Potterf, the plan by the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana is to sell the four properties and take the money and reinvest it into improvements and upkeep of the five properties which the organization will continue to maintain.
“All of our camps need improvements,” noted Potterf.
During the short-term prior to the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana selling the four properties the organization will honor all reservations for use of the camps which have been made through the Girl Scout council.