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updated: 7/31/2014 9:09 AM

Girl Scouts to get new campground in Litchfield

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The Girl Scouts of Central Illinois are getting a new camp ground.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports real estate moguls Loretta and Joe Scott, Sr. are donating the Honey Bend Campground and Resort in Litchfield, which is located about 130 miles southwest of Champaign. Girl Scouts officials say they will officially become owners of the site Sept. 29 and plan to begin using the property as soon as this fall.

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The property includes lakes and hiking trails, 12 cabins, a lodge and dining halls, and RV and tent sites.

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois CEO Pam Kovacevich (Ko-VUH'-se-vich) says the property will bring a "whole new dimension" to outdoor education. Kovacevich says it will complement the organization's other camp properties in the area.

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