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Girl Scouts of Connecticut Dedicates New Building in Stamford

September 24, 2012

Girl Scouts of Connecticut officially dedicated the newly completed Camp Rocky Craig troop house in Stamford on Sunday, September 23, with many contributors, volunteers and Girl Scouts present.

The day’s events included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication of the building, followed by a reception, field games, commemorative swaps, and nature hikes. Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s Interim CEO, Carol Keierleber, and Board President, Teresa C. Younger, presided over the ceremony.

The troop house was opened in December of 2011 and is being used for troop camping and meetings, program activities, and staff and training meetings. The building is 1,480 square feet and features a main room and two sleeping rooms. The troop house has a full kitchen, heat and hot water, a fireplace, and is handicapped accessible, with a capacity of 64 people during the day and 44 people overnight.

Thanks to the commitment of volunteers and donors, this project began back in 2002 with the A Place to Grow Campaign, led by co-chairs Priscilla and John Woyke. The building, named the Nicholas Troop Program Building, was made possible by the generosity of Phyllis and Bruce Nicholas, Doon Foster and Family, Cynthia and Peter Kellogg, the Perrin Family Foundation, and many more. The Nicholas Troop Program Building at Rocky Craig completes the A Place to Grow Campaign which has seen new or updated facilities at Camp Aspetuck and Camp Candlewood.

“We are so grateful to the many volunteers and donors who have made this building a reality,” said Younger. “Their commitment to building nurturing, educational, and safe places for girls to grow will impact the lives of girls throughout the Southwest and all of Connecticut for generations to come.”

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