Farewell ceremony for area Girl Scout Camp to be held March 3

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council will be holding a farewell ceremony next weekend for a Girl Scout Camp property in Walworth County. The grounds will be open to the public Sun., March 3 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., with a brief ceremony at 1 p.m.

Since it opened in 1967, Camp Oakwood Knoll in East Troy has introduced thousands of girls to the great outdoors. Girl Scouts current and past, as well as members of the community who hold the property close to their heart, are encouraged to visit the camp one last time.

Known for its hilly landscape, extensive hiking trails and cozy lodge, Oakwood Knoll has not only served girls in southern Wisconsin, but it has also hosted notable events, including a “Country Fare” in 1972 with Girl Scouts from all over the world. In 2012 and 2013, the camp was transformed into an adventure mud run for hundreds of women and girls.

The planned sale of the camp is part of a long-range property plan, adopted in 2014 by Badgerland Council’s Board of Directors. The council has three other active Girl Scout Camps around the state.

For more information about the event, visit gsbadgerland.org or Badgerland Council’s Facebook page.

Camp Oakwood Knoll is located at W3524 State Road 20 in East Troy, Wis.

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