Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland continue local transition to Camp Double E Featured

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland continue local transition to Camp Double E KVOE News file photo

With the Emporia Rescue Mission calling the Amend Girl Scout Center home later this year, the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland's local operation will also be on the move.


The Girl Scouts announced plans last fall to sell the Amend Building as part of a move to Camp Double E, 794 Road 200, for both activities and office operations. Director of Marketing and Communications Muriel Boyce tells KVOE News research continues on just how to make this happen.

Costs for renovations or new construction are part of the research process through a special capital improvement committee.

As that research continues, staffers Angela Cheever and Serena Randolph are working remotely but are available for tours of Camp Double E, which sits on 8.3 acres and includes an archery area, lagoon, picnic pavilion, showers, basketball court, fire rings, rapelling ropes, three shelters and a cabin. People can go online to www.kansagirlscouts.org or call 888-686-6468 if interested.

Regardless of what happens with the buildings, Boyce says the goal is to get more girls to enjoy the property and get involved in Girl Scouts as a whole.

The Girl Scouts decided to sell the Amend Building because the 7,000 square-foot building was simply too much to maintain, given the available personnel. The Rescue Mission could finish its move-in process this summer.

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