A north-central Iowa-based Boy Scouts council has decided to sell one of their camps and part of another. The board of directors for the Winnebago Council of the Boys Scouts Thursday night decided to sell the Winnebago Scout Reservation near Marble Rock and part of the Ingawanis Adventure Base near Waverly.

The board was forced to consider four different choices with the goal of making the camping operations self-sustaining by next year, as the Boy Scouts of America has mandated that all camping programs must be sustainable in order to meet the requirements for accreditation. The council’s executive director Todd Wordel says that there was a deficit of nearly $53,000 from both camps.

The next step according to Wordel is having a real estate disposition committee meet with potential buyers for the land and having the board look at implementing neighborhood day camps for Cub Scouts.

By Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City