Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland will resume activities at Latonka Program Center on August 1, 2011. Activities had been suspended during the restoration process from the historic flooding that affected the Lake Wappapello area in May. All facilities at the program center – including the waterfront, challenge course and camping units – will be available to Girl Scout groups and community groups.
Much of the clean-up work required debris removal and hauling large loads of sand and gravel and will be completed by August 1. Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland appreciates the numerous offers from volunteers to help clean-up Latonka from the flooding.
Latonka Program Center, just like all GSMH program properties, can always use clean-up help such as raking leaves, clearing trails, cleaning cabins and bathrooms, etc. Volunteers, girl members and Girl Scout parents that would like to provide this kind of help can come to the Latonka Program Center Clean-up Day on Saturday, August 13. The clean-up day will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Volunteers may want to bring work gloves and tools such as rakes and pruning shears if you have them. Everyone can bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the clean-up is finished and GSMH will provide beverages, watermelon and ice cream for dessert. Registration is required for the clean-up day so that we know how many people to expect. Adults will need to attend with the girls to provide supervision. To register, please contact Sandy Vaughn, Property/Risk Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-312-4764 ext. 1514 no later than Wednesday August 10.