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Camp Easton Has Its Day In Court

Representatives of different scouting interests faced off Tuesday afternoon, when a First District judge heard arguments over whether a Boy Scout camp on Lake Coeur d'Alene is legally barred from ever being sold or traded. Camp Easton Forever, LLC has filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts Inland Northwest Council, with the claim that a proposal to give Camp Easton to a luxury developer, in exchange for a new camp on the lake, is illegal. Other plaintiffs have joined the suit, including two scouts and a charitable foundation claiming donations for the camp were accepted under fraudulent terms. Speaking before Judge John Luster and a courtroom packed with roughly 50 members of the public on Tuesday, plaintiffs' attorney Scott Reed urged for a quick judgment. "We are literally standing on the edge of the cliff of this happening," Reed said, referring to the INC boards' voting to proceed with a purchase option agreement/Associated Press. More here.

Question: You be the judge. How would you rule in this case? Why?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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