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Girl Scouts of Connecticut and donors celebrate new pool and shower house at Camp Katoya


June 20, 2014

Approximately 75 people celebrated the opening of a new pool and renovated shower house at Camp Katoya in Milford on Saturday, June 14.

The ribbon cutting was also attended by Milford Mayor Benjamin G. Blake, Mary Rose Palumbo, Inland Wetlands Agent, Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s Board President Caroline Sloat, Girl Scouts of Connecticut CEO Mary Barneby, and Girl Scouts of Connecticut COO Margaret Hansen-Kaplan.

Milford Girl Scout volunteers and project chairs Mary Tesla and Rita Dering attended the festivities. Both have been working on the project for the past ten years. Also on hand was Lu “Fish” Prych, who was part of the original group responsible for the creation of the camp in 1950.

Girl Scouts of Connecticut moved forward with this construction using designated funds provided by generous donors years ago to their legacy council, the Girl Scouts of Housatonic Council. The pool will be utilized by summer campers beginning on June 29.

 “We are thrilled to finish this construction and provide a beautiful swimming facility for our girls at Camp Katoya,” said Mary Barneby, CEO, Girl Scouts of Connecticut. “We are extremely grateful to our patient donors as we are able to fulfill the promise of their gifts and provide a safe place for our girls to enjoy the water. We thank everyone who made this day possible!”


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