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Local boy scout camp may be sold to New York State, managed by Seneca County

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Boy Scout Camp Babcock-Hovey, located on the east shore of Seneca Lake, might be sold to the state and managed by Seneca County through a local development corporation.


On May 23, the county Board of Supervisors’ Human Resources and Government Operations Committee unanimously supported the formation of an LDC to oversee the camp’s operations, pending its potential sale to the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

The proposal is scheduled for a full board vote on June 13, according to the Finger Lakes Times.

The Seneca Waterways Council of the Boy Scouts currently owns the 284-acre camp and plans to sell it for $9 million to contribute to its share of a court settlement concerning a nationwide lawsuit against the Boy Scouts over sexual abuse allegations.