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Amber Childres

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Cuts Ribbon on New Camp Building

HOUSTON (September 2009) – Thanks to charitable donations from the Myra Stafford Pryor Charitable Trust, Gulf Coast Medical Foundation and the Madison Charitable Foundation, Inc., Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council has just completed the construction of a new maintenance center at Camp Myra S. Pryor in Nada, Texas. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at the new facility on Friday, September 25 at 11:00 am.

Before the maintenance center was built, Camp Pryor staff stored tools and equipment under picnic shelters and in a building prone to flooding when the Colorado River rose above its banks.

The new facility, measuring 40 feet x 50 feet x 12 feet, now offers much-needed storage and protection for equipment such as tractors, mowers, all-terrain vehicles, trucks and tools that are essential to the operation and maintenance of the 300-acre camp. It also provides the camp ranger a convenient and safe work environment.

The project was completed in three months and is expected to enhance the camp experience for the thousands of Girl Scouts who visit the camp each year for activities including archery, canoeing, crafts, hay rides, campfires, hiking, semi-primitive camping, swimming and horseback riding.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.5 million girls and adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving more than 65,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties.