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Federal Land: $1000/acre to the Boy Scouts

March 10, 2008

PhotobucketU.S. Congressman Dan Boren (D-OK)is sponsoring legislation which would allow the Boy Scouts to purchase 480 acres of land currently owned by the U.S. Forest Service, according to a report by KTEN.com.

The land is next to Camp Tom Hale, currently owned by the Indian Nations Council of the Boy Scouts.

The Times Record in Arkansas writes:

The camp first opened in 1930 at what is now Robbers Cave State Park near Wilburton. In 1963, the Indian Nations Council acquired 480 acres of Ouachita National Forest land for Camp Tom Hale…Gregory Smith, director of lands for the U.S. Forest Service, said the agency does not oppose the bill.