Boy Scouts to shut Camp Teetonkah in Irish Hills

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GRASS LAKE TWP., Mich (WLNS) – A longtime Boy Scout camp in the Irish Hills is one of five camps in Michigan scheduled to be shut down this year.

Camp Teetonkah was created in 1913 and is one of the oldest Boy Scout campgrounds in the United States.

According to our media partners at MLive, the Boy Scouts of America’s Michigan Crossroads Council, the board that oversees the BSA’s operations in Michigan, decided to close the camp because of declining use, financial costs and closeness to population centers.

Area Boy Scout camping will be held at Camp Munhacke in Gregory once Teetonkah is closed.

On the Michigan closing list along with Teetonkah are camps Greilick, Kiwanis, Northwoods and Tapico.

In recent years Teetonkah has run at about fifteen percent of its capacity.

More from MLive: Camp Teetonkah one of five Boy Scout camps to close by end of 2016

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