Monday, November 5, 2012

Groundbreaking at Camp Myra S. Pryor

GSSJC recently launched the Second Century of Leadership, a five year campaign to raise $30 million for the girls of San Jacinto Council. Included in this is $17.5 million to provide camp improvements at various camp properties, with the bulk of the funds being dedicated to Camp Myra S. Pryor.

Improvements include:

  • Welcome center with quarters for reserve rangers
  • Lake to enhance the canoe and kayak programs
  • Nature observatory
  • Remodel of the Mamie George Activity center to accommodate more girls and provide a catering kitchen
  • Outdoor gathering pavilion on a town square

On Friday, Oct. 26 GSSJC officially broke ground on these projects, and we tagged along to snap some photos of the day's events. Click any of the photos below to enlarge.

All ready for the ceremonial groundbreaking at Camp Myra S. Pryor!
Development staff work to make the reception space a little more festive
with green and white balloons.
Even Stacy Methvin, our president of the board, jumped in to help decorate.

A sneak peek at the overview of the soon-to-be Camp Myra S. Pryor
Madison Charitable Foundation Town Square.
Representatives from donor companies, local dignitaries and GSSJC staff
participated in the ceremonial groundbreaking.
And then they were off to see the camp! People movers are the best way
to travel at camp, aren't they?
Bill Jameson and Dee Koch of The George Foundation. The current
Mamie E. George Activity Center will be renovated and expanded to
accommodate more Girl Scouts.
GSSJC Board Member Norma Petrosewicz. Behind
her is the future site of the Madison Charitable
Foundation Town Square.

Tom Brown of the Hamill Foundation with GSSJC CEO Mary Vitek. Behind
them will be the site of the Hamill Foundation Welcome Center.

For continued updates on Camp Myra S. Pryor improvements, be sure to read your latest issue of The Golden Link!