Boy Scouts work to save Wisconsin camp

Posted at 7:02 PM, Jun 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-10 20:19:26-04

About 100 Boy Scout camps around the country will close over the next few years, due to new requirements. According to Jaron Tauschmann, a long-time Boy Scout, having to include executive budgets into camp budgets is overloading camps.

When the Boy Scouts went to sell, LeFeber North Woods Camp, the Baden-Powell Northwoods Experience tried to make an offer.

The group formed to save the camp.

"It feels like a second home to me," said Isaah Taylor, a Milwaukee Boy Scout.

"It's just one of those places you're not going to find anywhere else in this state," said Tauschmann.

The camp has more than 1,100 acres and three lakes. Boy Scouts said they've learned how to cook, how to tie knots, how to start a fire and how to be leaders. If the BP Northwoods Experience buys the camp, they plan to open it to anybody.

So, even at the cost of $5 million, the BP Northwoods group says his camp is well worth their fundraising. They need $3 million to buy the camp and an additional $2 million will go toward supplies, fixing up the camp and an endowment for underprivileged children to attend.

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