April 16, 2012

District judge to hear arguments on Camp Easton

Associated Press
 

A 1st District judge in North Idaho will hear arguments this week on whether the Boy Scouts’ Inland Northwest Council can trade a historic campsite for another parcel of land.

Judge John Luster will hold a hearing Tuesday, the Coeur d’Alene Press reports. A group of Camp Easton supporters have sued the Scouts, contending the plan to trade the land violates the terms of the deed for the campsite. The group is seeking a permanent injunction to prevent the property from being used for anything besides a camp for boys.

The council wants to sell the 420-acre campsite to an Arizona developer, who plans to convert the land into lakefront properties. In exchange, the developer would provide 270 acres elsewhere on the lake and build a new camp.

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