For Immediate Release
March 28, 2009
Contact: Nancy Wood, 202-274-3304, email@example.com
Girl Scouts Dedicate "Randall Woods" Glen Shelters at Camp Potomac Woods
Frances Randall was joined by several of her family members including: son Myron Randall, Jr. president and publisher Frederick News-Post, two daughters Dee Dee Luttrell and Ruth Ann Randall and daughter-in-law Betsy Randall.
Frances Randall, a lifetime Girl Scout and founding member of the Girl Scout movement in Frederick County and the Frederick News Post through her late son, George Randall, donated a major gift to Girl Scouts to support girls from Frederick County. Camp Potomac Woods was chosen due to its proximity to Frederick County along the Potomac River and the Randall's love of camping.
Seven new glen shelter units, named "Randall Woods" and the "Randall Woods Lodge," featuring a newly renovated fireplace, kitchenette and heat system were unveiled. Because of the Randall family's generous gift, Camp Potomac Woods will be able to accommodate more girls.
"Girl Scouts and camping build character," said Frances Randall. "Today so many children are homebound. Camp is an exciting way for girls to get out and experience nature, play, hike, fish and swim. I am happy that my family's contribution will allow more girls to experience camp."
Camp Potomac Woods is used year-round by Girl Scouts and seven weeks during the summer as a resident, sleep-away camp. "Our camps offer girls a wonderful environment to explore and discover, connect with new and old friends and develop skills that last a lifetime," said Verhage. Over 50,000 local girls actively participate in camp and other environmental education activities at Girl Scout camps, state and national parks and campgrounds throughout our region. For information on Girl Scout camps please visit http://www.gscnc.org/.
About Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital
Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital (GSCNC) is a non-profit organization with over 82,000 members, including 58,000 girls in 4,500 troops throughout the District of Columbia, six counties in Maryland and five counties in Northern Virginia. With the help of dedicated volunteers, the generosity of members, corporations and foundations, and our popular Girl Scout cookie program, GSCNC helps girls from kindergarten to 12th grade become leaders through a wide range of fun and educational activities. GSCNC is headquartered in Washington DC, with satellite offices in Frederick and Waldorf, Maryland; and Lorton, Leesburg and Manassas, Virginia. To get involved, visit our website at http://www.gscnc.org/.