Boy Scout camp land swap not happening
COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- The Inland Northwest Council of the Boy Scouts of America says it has ended discussions with a developer over the proposed swap of the historic Camp Easton on Lake Coeur d'Alene for another nearby property.
The Coeur d'Alene Press reports INC scout executive and CEO Tim McCandless and council president Barry Baker posted a letter on the group's website Wednesday saying they instead plan to raise money upgrade the current camp.
Under the proposal, Discovery Land Co. sought to use the 420-acre camp property for a housing development in exchange for building a new camp on nearby property and funding a $2.5 million endowment.
A nonprofit group, Camp Easton Forever, Inc., sued to halt the exchange. The group recently appealed a district judge's decision to dismiss the lawsuit to the state Supreme Court.
Information from: Coeur d'Alene Press, http://www.cdapress.com