BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The Coastal Pines chapter of the NC Girls Scouts is scheduled to make a big announcement to troops, troop leaders and volunteers in the area.
According to NC Girl Scouts Property Executive John Brown, they could not say what the announcement will be about, but sources tell WECT.com it has to do with Camp Pretty Pond.
Camp Pretty Pond is located in Winnabow and has not been operating up to its full potential, according to Brown.
Brown said the camp site has been without a full-time ranger for about a year and a half. He said there is one part-time ranger that occasionally checks on the camp, but that typically the NC Girl Scouts has a full-time employee living on the premises.
Camp rangers are responsible for maintenance and security of the grounds. Brown could not say why there hasn't been a full-time ranger there.
A meeting has been scheduled for Friday night at 7:30 pm. It will take place at St. Matthews Lutheran Church on College Road in Wilmington.
Officials said those affiliated with the Girl Scouts in our surrounding areas are invited to attend. When WECT.com asked what the meeting is in reference to, they said they want people to "hear their decision from them first."
Camp Pretty Pond, which is 135 acres, was built in the 1940's. It is also just one of five Girl Scout campsites in the entire state.
The camps are supposed to promote adventure, self-confidence and friendship, according to the website.
If Pretty Pond closes, the closest camp to our area is near Washington, NC.
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