El Paso Girl Scouts Lose The Lease On A Campground They’ve Used Since The 1930s
For over 70 years, El Paso Girl Scouts have called Camp Pioneer their second home. Girl Scouts troops would go up and camp out in the Upper Valley and do amazing things like make plaster of paris molds of animal tracks, do cool science experiments with water from puddles, and eat s'mores around a campfire. Life-long friendships were forged at that camp, life lessons were learned at that camp, but that will all come to an end.
The Pioneer Association, the owners of Camp Pioneer, told the Girl Scouts that they will not renew the lease on Camp Pioneer.
Girl Scouts officials say the lease actually ran out last summer and Pioneer Association and the Girl Scouts had been trying to come to an agreement on rent and maintenance fees, but those talks have not bee successful, so the Girl Scouts will no longer be able to use the camp.
Pioneer Association gave the Girl Scouts until the 4th of July to vacate the property. Girl Scouts officials say they will re-locate to other area Girl Scout facilities.
I'm so sad to see this happen. The camp was an amazing place and was such a piece of El Paso history for so many girls. I wish the two sides could have come to an arrangement. It's a huge loss for El Paso girls.