FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16th, 2021

Contact:

John Traynor, Parks Manager (608) 757-5471 john.traynor@co.rock.wi.us

or

Ron Timmons, Scout Executive (608) 273-1005 ronald.timmons@scouting.org

Rock County and Glacier’s Edge Council, BSA Announce

Agreement for Purchase of Camp Indian Trails

Janesville, WI... Rock County Parks and the Boy Scouts of America Glacier’s Edge Council are excited to announce that they have entered into an agreement with Rock County to purchase Camp Indian Trails. The purchase of Camp Indian Trails by Rock County will ensure the preservation of this unique and scenic property for all of the community to enjoy.

“Opening this wonderful property to the public will prove to be a tremendous investment,” said Rock County Board Chair, Rich Bostwick. “Generations to come will look back at this acquisition as being both wise and foresighted.”

Glacier’s Edge Council Scout Executive Ron Timmons said, “Protecting the environment has been an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America since our founding, and we were dedicated to finding a new partner that appreciates everything this beautiful piece of property has to offer. We are excited Rock County has purchased Camp Indian Trails and that the land will be enjoyed by local residents and youth groups like our own for years to come.”

Camp Indian Trails is a 178-acre property (three parcels) located northwest of Janesville on the eastern banks of the Rock River just off North River Road. The camp was created in 1946 to provide outdoor recreation, camping, and education for Boy Scouts in Southern Wisconsin. Since that time, the camp has evolved and developed to now include trails, campsites, lodges and cabins, a man-made lake, and many other amenities.

Rock County Parks and The Glacier’s Edge Council are in the process of working through inspections and other necessary items required to complete the sale in the coming months. The sale is also contingent on final approval by the Rock County Board of Supervisors. It is anticipated that at least a portion of the $3.4 million purchase price will be recommended to be funded with American Rescue Plan Act funding.

Rock County Parks Manager, John Traynor, said, “Whether you’re a hiker, fisher, or simply a person who enjoys the outdoors, we are excited to announce this potential use of Camp Indian Trails and look forward to the future of this magnificent property.”

Camp Indian Trails is located at 5801 N. River Road in Janesville.

 

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Glacier's Edge Council - Boy Scouts of America - 608-310-7300