Camp Roy Weller Sales Option Agreement

Aug 15, 2009 Posted in Newsroom

Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania is negotiating a sales option agreement for Camp Roy Weller with developer, Steve Garvin. The property will continue take reservations for the lodges Eagle and Fawn throughout the sales option period. If the agreement is signed, starting November 1, 2009, Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania will no longer take reservations for the Eberly Family Learning Center. The prospective purchaser will lease this building from November through the duration of the option agreement period.

Camp Birdsall Edey, the camp that we lease through the Allegheny National Forest, was recently inspected by the Allegheny National Forest and the Property Task Group of Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania. From the inspections, the Allegheny National Forest determined that the Caretakers Residence and the Play House would both be off limits for use due to the condition of the buildings. They also placed the Beaver House and the platform tent units above the Hickory House Lodge off limits for use. The Allegheny National Forest also recommended that the Hickory Lodge be limited in use due to foundation problems. The property staff is working with the Allegheny National Forest to continue camp operations throughout the remainder of the year without the use of the buildings that were determined to be off limits.

The Pine Grove Camp building, reserved through and owned by the Borough of Grove City, continues to be closed and the renovation work is not completed. Mr. Vance E. Oaks, the Borough Manager, has stated that the contract between Girls Scouts and Grove City was terminated upon their decision to renovate. He stated that if the borough does decide to reopen this unit to the public, that all reservations will go through Grove City Borough. Mr. Oaks presented that the borough building will no longer be exclusive to the Girl Scouts.

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