New owner of former Girl Scout camp offers to sell

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) The new owner of a former Girl Scout camp near Joplin has
offered to sell part of the property to a group that fought to save the camp.

The Joplin Globe reports members of the Friends of Camp Mintahama made the
announcement Thursday. The group was created five years ago to keep the camp property open after the Girl Scouts’ Heartland Council first announced they were considering closure.

The group proposed taking over operation of the site at no cost to the council, but was told no. After Mark Cupps closed on the property in February, he approached the friends group with the purchase option.

The group’s chairwoman, Lisa Nelson, called it a “very exciting opportunity.”

A town hall is planned for Sunday to discuss the effort.

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