Council considers potential property lease

Exploratory Discussions are Ongoing Regarding the Prospective Chamberlain Project

(Mon, Nov 23, 2015) The Cascade Pacific Council (CPC) Board of Directors is announcing a unique opportunity associated with our Long Range Property Plan (LRPP). As outlined previously, the LRPP directed the board to carefully evaluate our valuable properties in order to fulfill our stewardship of these numerous assets while meeting the increasing financial and programmatic demands of the Council.  (more information about the LRPP can be found by clicking here)
Today we are notifying CPC members of a resolution passed by the board that directs key staff and members of the board-based Properties Task Force to begin due diligence on a possible lease of a portion of the Council’s property located between Camps Meriwether and Clark in Tillamook County to developer Mike Keiser for the purpose of building a links-style golf course. A successful agreement, if reached, would help the Council realize significant economic benefit that could provide funding to modernize and maintain council properties, including Camps Meriwether and Clark.
The board has determined that this potential opportunity - so long as it protects the programs and integrity of both Camps Meriwether and Clark and preserves high-quality Scouting experiences - should be carefully examined. Formal negotiations will not begin until both the Council and Mr. Keiser have concluded their respective due diligence. This announcement simply reflects the board’s intent to be transparent as the process gets underway.
It is vital to understand that the Council is only considering a ground lease for unutilized property between the two camps and that the property would not be sold.
A list of questions and answers is available (download below) which provides significant background information. In addition, you are cordially invited to attend any of three town hall meetings (see dates below) to learn more and join in the discussion.

Town Hall Meetings

Council board leaders arranged for BSA Member 'Town Hall' Meetings in December and January to provide opportunity for members to learn more about this project.

These meetings were attended by hundreds of interested members in five different areas of the council. Meetings were held as follows:Dec 2 in Hillsboro; Dec 9 in Tualatin; Dec 16 in Clackamas; Jan 6 in Vancouver; Jan 13 in Salem/Keizer.  Each meeting began with a detailed presentation of the background and other aspects of the potential agreement, and concluded with a question and answer session.

Member Comment Survey

Registered Scouting members unable to participate in one of the town-hall meetings are invited to review the materials provided (see below), and then provide any comments on the Member Comment Form.


Documents related to this project are available below.

File Name Description
Questions & Answers (PDF) Questions and Answers related to the Chamberlain project (88K / PDF) Download