When you step into the cabin and the Hamman Lodge this summer at Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland's Camp Double E, you'll notice several updates that will welcome visitors to this camp on the scenic Neosho River in Emporia.
The cabin and the lodge kitchens will be renovated, including new cabinets and appliances. The cabin will have a new ceiling, and both the cabin and the Hamman Lodge will have a fresh coat of paint.
Rotary Club of Emporia, a longtime supporter of Girl Scouts, contributed more than $4,400 plus their own labor hours to make this possible! Other camp projects include tree trimming, additional painting, and gazebo maintenance. In the past two years, the buildings have also received new windows and roofs, and heating and air conditioning has been added or upgraded where it wasn't available.
Camp Double E has served thousands of Girl Scouts since 1952, when Ed and Edna Fanestil established the Double E Cabin on land owned by the Rotary Club. In 1995, the Rotary Club deeded the land to the local Girl Scout council for $1, allowing the Girl Scouts to make capital improvements on the land without fear of losing it as long as it is used for scouting.
Thank you to the Rotary Club of Emporia for their longtime support! The public is invited to a special open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony at Camp Double E celebrating the remodel.
When: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 21
Where: Camp Double E, 794 Road 200, Emporia, KS