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Future of Camp Osborn still being discussed by Boy Scouts executives

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WORTH CO., GA (WALB) -

The future of the Camp Osborn boy scout camp is still being debated, months after it was severely damaged by the January storms.

Boy scout officials say just cleaning up the hundreds of fallen trees and replanting could cost a quarter million dollars.
All the infrastructure at the camp, water and electricity, has been destroyed.

The scout executive of the South Georgia Conference of the Boy Scouts of America , Matt Hart, says Camp Osborn is forever changed after the storms.
The cost to repair and rebuild the buildings is estimated at more than $350 thousand dollars.  There is also a dam on the property that has safety issues that has to be addressed.

A staggering amount of money to put the 850 acre site back in use again. Camp Osborn was opened in June 1943, and was dedicated and financed greatly by former Michigan Governor Chase Osborn.

A meeting of the Conference executive board met, and listened to several proposals.  National boy scout experts will be brought in to also give feedback, as the future of Camp Osborn remains very much up in the air.

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