Judge dismisses Camp Easton lawsuit | News
The fight over a land swap between the Boy Scouts and a developer in Coeur d'Alene is over.
Kootenai County District Judge John Luster dismissed a lawsuit that had challenged the sale and swap of the Boys Scouts property at Camp Easton.
This means a developer will take the current Camp Easton on Lake Coeur d'Alene while the Boy Scouts will build a new camp at a new location on the lake.
The Inland Northwest Council of the Boys Scouts issued a statement Thursday evening on behalf of its leadership announcing its pleasure with Judge Luster's ruling.
"Our goal is to serve more youth in the Inland Northwest with the best Scouting program possible," said Tim McCandless, Scout Executive & CEO of the Inland Northwest Council. "The proposed is being considered because it would provide new, exciting programs to attract more boys into Scouting and improve the long-term viability of our camping program for generations to come."
Moving forward, the council will work with Discovery Land Company to find a suitable location for a new Camp Easton on Lake Coeur d'Alene. If and when an agreement is reached, council leadership will vote to approve or reject that agreement.
If the agreement is rejected, Camp Easton will remain where it is.