Laurel Highlands Council

Camp Twin Echo - Permanent Closure

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Camp Twin Echo - Permanent Closure

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Pittsburgh, PA  – We hope that you and your family members are staying safe, and still Scouting during these “stay at home” times. As we’ve said before, the number one priority of Laurel Highlands Council is the safety and health of our Scouts, campers, and staff.  

We regret to inform you that all camping operations at Camp Twin Echo cease immediately. Due to operational restrictions and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, all programs and reservations previously scheduled through June at Camp Twin Echo have been canceled. This decision is due to state required camp closer and by cancelations of those who had reservations in May and June.  The original expected closing date was June 30, 2020. Due to these recent unforeseen circumstances, the Laurel Highlands Council chose to cease operations at Camp Twin Echo now. 

Further camping updates can be found on the Laurel Highlands Council website under the Camping Section OR Communicable Disease Updates. A COVID-19 Camping FAQ is also linked here. 

 

Boy Scouts of America, Laurel Highlands Council, has been the foremost youth-serving organization in our community that develops character, citizenship, and fitness. For over 100 years, it has been our mission to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Laurel Highlands Council serves nearly 16,000 youth members and 4,000 volunteer adult leaders throughout its multi-state footprint serving Western Pennsylvania, Western Maryland, and parts of West Virginia, making it one of the largest councils in the Boy Scouts of America.

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More information on the Boy Scouts of America, Laurel Highlands Council, Camp Twin Echo can be found at www.lhcscouting.orgor by contacting William Park, Director of Support Service at william.park@scouting.orgor (412) 325-7920.