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Carpenter 1 wildfire doesn't ruin Girl Scouts summer camp

Carpenter 1 wildfire doesn't ruin Girl Scouts summer camp

By Denise Wong. CREATED Jul 15, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Local Girl Scouts aren't letting the Carpenter 1 wildfire ruin their summer camp, even though it was supposed to take place this week at their campgrounds right above Lee Canyon.

Scouts teach the girls to never give up. That's why they decided to hold their camp in the city at the Girl Scout Training and Service Center on Harris Avenue. They're now referring to this as an "urban day camp."

"I was a little bit disappointed at first, but then I cheered up and now I am really happy to be here," said Sarah Brown, a 9-year-old Girl Scout who's attending the summer camp.

"They understand," said Emily Smith, with the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada. "There was not much that anyone of us could do besides try to make the best out of a bad situation."

This was a last-minute decision, so the community has been pitching in. For instance, the lunches have been donated by Fresh and Ready Foods of Nevada. And many of the planned activities will still be taking place.

"With a few exceptions, obviously. There won't be the hiking and the mountain biking," said Smith.

The Girl Scouts are waiving the fee for the 80 girls at camp this week.

With Lee Canyon reopening this week, scout leaders are hoping to hold next week's camp in the mountains.