Oct 3, 2018

PITTSBURGH, PA – October 2, 2018 – The volunteer Board of Directors of the Scouting America, Laurel Highlands Council as part of its efforts to increase and enhance programs and services has approved a Master Camp Plan. This plan was part of the continuing evaluation of the council’s camp properties requirements based on national criteria.

“Our Scouts and adult volunteers are our first priority and we want to make sure we are able to continue to provide them with the quality programs and services they have come to expect and deserve,” said Sharon Moulds, Scout Executive for the Laurel Highlands Council. “Our mission is to continue to provide a life-changing experience for all of our youth throughout our entire council, like summer camp did for my son.”

“Each of the camp properties has undergone a series of evaluations during the past two years,” Richard Krapp, the council’s volunteer Vice President of Properties said, “We take our fiduciary responsibilities very seriously and we have always and will continue to be good financial stewards of our resources and the generous support of our donors while ensuring our properties are maintained and safe,” Krapp said. “We would not be doing our job if we allowed these camps to continue to operate without an evaluation process.”

Additional information, including the complete properties assessment can be found on the council’s website here.

About the Laurel Highlands Council: The Laurel Highlands Council serves more than 16,500 youth throughout 15 counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Western Maryland, and portions of West Virginia in nearly 500 scouting groups chartered to civic, faith-based, and educational community organizations. It provides youth with dynamic outdoor programs that build character, foster participating citizenship, and encourage personal fitness.

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