Girl Scouts delay summer camps due to lack of rain


One group is really hoping for rain – the Girl Scouts of New Mexico. 

The lack of rain has prompted them to postpone summer camp until the rain comes. 

Hundreds of girls spend part of the summer at Rancho Chapparel in the Jemez Mountains, but this year that area, which is in the Santa Fe National Forest, is in stage II fire restrictions. The next step would be closing the forest because of fire danger. 

The CEO of the Girl Scouts of New Mexico says each year they have to look at conditions and what’s best for the girls, and this year they’ve chosen to delay the first three sessions. 

“Charts were pretty scary this year for the entire state of New Mexico. We are drier than we have every been in a lot of people’s collective memories, so we did get concerned,” CEO Peggy Sanchez Mills said. 

If there was a fire, it could be hard getting all the Girl Scouts out. 

The Girl Scouts also have a camp in Angel Fire. That camp is still scheduled as planned. 

There have been other instances in the past when camp has been delayed or canceled, and in one case, the girls were sent home early. 

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