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Girl Scouts To Close Local Camp Site

HUNTSVILLE (KFSM) – A local Girl Scouts camp is set to close before the end of the year, according to organization representatives. Marie Gieringer, CFO for Gir...

HUNTSVILLE (KFSM) – A local Girl Scouts camp is set to close before the end of the year, according to organization representatives.

Marie Gieringer, CFO for Girl Scouts of America of the USA, said the organization decided to close Camp Noark in October 2016.

"It was a very hard decision. We are not taking it lightly,” Gieringer said. “We know there are a lot of volunteers who are having a hard time accepting this.”

Camp Noark will continue to honor any reservations that were booked before October 1, 2016.

They also plan to hold a scheduled Girl Scouts camp during the summer.

Gieringer said the Girl Scouts promise to continue to provide excellent camp locations in other areas across Arkansas.

The future of Camp Noark, after the Girl Scouts close it, has yet to be determined.