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Girl Scouts dedicate new pool at Burke’s Mill Pond

A new pool at Camp Burke’s Mill Pond in Gloucester was dedicated during a June 30 ceremony held by the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast.

Girl Scout alumnae and friends from the community gathered to dedicate the new pool, tour the camp and share Girl Scout memories. A group of Girl Scouts also attended to conduct a flag ceremony and try out the new pool. Girl Scouts were able to add the pool, as well as a deck around the pool, thanks to generous donations from Marion S. Kaurup and A. Kenneth Scribner Jr.

For more than 40 years, Girl Scouts from southeastern Virginia have been going to Camp Burke’s Mill Pond to enjoy the outdoors and participate in a variety of activities, including canoeing, archery and swimming. Lorna Wass, a Girl Scout volunteer who was instrumental in obtaining the camp property for the Girl Scouts, was just one of the Girl Scout alumnae who attended the pool dedication.

In the 1970s when Wass was volunteering at a Girl Scout day camp down the street...

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