We want girls to be empowered and for Girls Scouts to be a place “where girls grow strong.” We want them to acquire leadership skills and appreciate their environment; Adults should not be teaching girls to be savvy shoppers and to embrace the superficial, stereotypical Barbie role --perpetuating the gender bias that is still so prevalent in American society.
Camp Pinewood in Dansville, New York is an underutilized asset but is worth the money to maintain for the girls of the future. (Facilities include a dining hall, A-frame and platform tent units, heated lodges, amphitheater, an adventure course, boathouse, infirmary, primitive camp sites, and a very extensive network of trails. Natural features include Lake Silver Dew, hardwood forests, hemlock ravines, pine plantations, old fields, sports fields, and seasonal streams and marshes. Pinewood has a picturesque waterfront. Activities available include canoeing, row-boating, paddle-boating, funyaks, and fishing!)
Please keep it open!