Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council receives gift for outdoor retreat
November 27, 2012
The Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council recently received a $2 million gift
from NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt's foundation. This funding will support the council's plans to develop its 700-acre Oak Springs property just north of Statesville, North Carolina. The property will serve as a retreat where Girl Scout troops and leaders from eight counties in the Carolinas can participate in outdoor experiences and learning.
"This gift from The Dale Earnhardt Foundation is truly transformational for the almost 17,000 girls in our footprint," said Sally Daley, CEO of the Hornets' Nest Council. "These funds will assure that we can continue to successfully pursue our development program, including the construction of our lake that will be the focal point of activities."
The Oak Springs property was previously one of Earnhardt's favorite outdoor destinations for skeet shooting, according to a press release following the gift's announcement. This gift is in line with Earnhardt's vision and the foundation's goal to "CONTINUE THE LEGEND," pursuing the racing champion's aims of preserving wildlife and supporting both education and children.
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