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Rotarians help repair Scout camp

On Oct. 24, volunteers from the Rotary Club of Kahului helped repair the Girl Scouts of Maui’s Camp Piiholo, which was severely damaged last year from Tropical Storm Iselle.

“We are so thankful for the Rotary Club of Kahului for their tremendous efforts in painting and clearing areas at Camp Piiholo,” said Shari Chang, chief executive officer of the Girl Scouts of Hawaii. “The camp has a special place in our hearts, and we’re grateful that the Rotary Club of Kahului recognizes its importance to our Girl Scouts and the community we serve. We would also like to thank the other Maui Rotary Clubs along with Maui United Way for providing support to the volunteers for this project and for other companies who have provided supplies to make the ‘volunteer day’ possible.”

The community service project involved painting areas in the main lodge building as well as clearing away heavy brush surrounding the structure in order to repair existing storm damage. More than two dozen adult Rotarians participated in the project. Their efforts will allow the Girl Scouts of Maui to reopen the camp, which serves both Girl Scout troops on Maui as well as other school and community groups.

In addition to the camp cleanup and repair, the Girl Scouts of Maui will also receive a $10,000 donation from the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. The funds will support the Girl Scout After School Leadership Program for girls in need at Title 1 schools on Maui.