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Vote canceled on closure of Girl Scout camps

Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:45 a.m. CST

DUBUQUE (AP) — A decision on whether to close four Girl Scout camps in eastern Iowa is off the table after heavy community backlash.

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois announced Wednesday it will not vote on whether to sell the camps in Scott County, Dubuque County, Des Moines County and Allamakee County.

Citizens reacted to the possibility of the camps closing by filing an injunction Friday against letting the organization vote on the matter.

The group’s board will now meet Thursday for a collaborative work session to review the issue. A new recommendation will later be given.

The Girls Scouts says the camps may be underused and outdated. Some camp supporters also disagreed with the argument that girls were demanding a more posh camp outfitted with technology.

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