Take A Hike, Save A Camp - Eagle Island Alumnae and Supporters Spearhead National Solidarity Hike!
See photos of hikes that have happened below!
During October 2013, Friends of Eagle Island across the country and around the world joined together to TAKE A HIKE: SAVE A CAMP. Twenty hikes took place from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, to Washington, D.C., from New York City to California, and all the way around the globe to Asia and Russia. Some hikes were made by one or two people while others brought together groups of alums from different eras who lived in the same area. Everyone had a great time and many new friendships took root. At least 117 people took part in the hikes, and many who were unable to hike donated to support others’ hikes. To date we have received $7,700 and hike donations are still arriving. Thanks to everyone who hiked or donated! TAKE A HIKE: SAVE A CAMP was organized as a fundraiser to help the Friends of Eagle Island in our lawsuit against GSHNJ. It was also a chance to unite with other groups fighting to save their camps. Save the Girl Scout Camps of Alabama, and SOS Camps, a group working to save their camps in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, joined us and organized their own hikes. To date 234 summer GS camps across the country have been sold, closed, or are in jeopardy of closing. The Friends of Eagle Island continue to need your support with our lawsuit against the GSHNJ to block the sale of Eagle Island, which was specifically given to the Girl Scouts by the Graves family for the benefit of girls.
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