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Supporters Call for Keeping Girl Scout Camps Open

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) Supporters of four Girl Scout camps in eastern Iowa joined for a meeting in Dubuque to argue for keeping the camps open.

The Telegraph Herald reports nearly 90 people came to the Thursday night meeting.

They pleaded for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Council to reject proposals to close Camp Conestoga in Scott County, Camp Little Cloud in Dubuque County, Camp L-Kee-Ta in Des Moines County and Camp Tahigwa in Allamakee County.

The Girls Scouts have been considering closing the camps after research showed they weren't meeting the needs of girls.

Camp supporters like 16-year-old Cassidy Shubatt, of Dubuque, urged the council to retain the camps, noting they mean "a week away from your phone and makeup and you're not dependent on material things."

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