By: Adam Alexander
The Girl Scouts do wonderful things to shape the leaders of tomorrow! Of course, we all love their cookies, but year round the things they do are remarkable. Sadly, one of our local program centers and camp sites were lost to a brush fire and this is where you come in!
Saturday, May 20th from 5-8 PM, there is a huge event for fund raising and information about the future! For information on the event, click HERE.
Listen to some of the Girl Scouts on The Morning MIX this morning:
Here is more information on what happened: On Saturday, April 8, 2017, Camp Rangers were alerted to a brush fire in the dense forest on the far side of the lake at Mah-Kah-Wee Program Center. Both the neighboring HOA and our Rangers contacted 911. Within hours, the fire grew into a widespread wildfire, consuming over 150 acres of the property.
Due to high winds and dry conditions, the fire spread quickly across the west side of camp. The Turkey Run campsite was lost, while Shady Oaks and Eagles Roost have, so far, been spared extensive loss thanks to the prevention efforts of fire fighters. It is important to remember that the full scope of damage is unknown at this time. There were a total of 11 structures destroyed in the fire including: 2 bath houses, boat house, boat, boat dock, board walk, Turkey Run unit house (pavilion), and several other structures.
Though the wildfire that consumed over half of our beloved Mah-Kah-Wee Program Center was devastating, we now have an unprecedented opportunity to re-imagine the future of this important camp for the next generation. That’s where you come in!
If you can’t make it to the event but like to make a donation toward recovery efforts should visit their website.