The Girl Scout Promise
On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.
The Girl Scout Law
I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
respect myself and others,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.
How many of these Girl Scout Laws that we try to teach girls did Black Diamond Girl Scout Council break with the way they handled the sale of Camp Mamie Flynn? Honest and Fair? Yep, that's one is broken. Friendly and Helpful? Cross that one off too. Considerate and Caring? Gone.
A meeting was held in Logan County announcing that Camp Mamie Flynn in Logan County was going to be put up for sale on August 1, 2011. Black Diamond was going to take sealed bids at that time. Now that that date is drawing closer, new information has come to light. The camp has already been sold. Was before the meeting even took place. Bought by a local business man who has family members on the Black Diamond board.
There have been several rumors about what this man is going to do with the camp but after he and his insurance agent busted into our second day of Day Camp to take pictures, it looks like there is going to be a housing development built. First of all, he doesn't take ownership of the property until August 1. Secondly, there were close to 200 girls in camp today and he acted like we were an inconvenience to him.
There is a thin line between being a business man and being a greedy jerk. When you take one of the few positive things for kids in this area away to make a profit, you've crossed that line. And when you fly on a dirt road surrounded by children, when you have no business being there to start with, you're just an arrogant idiot.
And as for the Black Diamond Girl Scout Council, shame on you! Shame on you for going against everything we are supposed to teach these girls! All for profit, not for the girls. This whole incident makes me ashamed to be a volunteer with this organization.