Wednesday, January 7, 2015, Nicole Sullivan, Newark Post – With shovels in their hands and helmets on their heads, officials from the Girl Scouts of Chesapeake Bay (GSCB) braved the frigid temperatures Wednesday to make their first mark on what will be their new home for years to come.
After their 25-year residency on the University of Delaware’s South Campus, the Girl Scouts were tasked with finding a new location before their lease expires in December 2015. Lynn Williams, Girl Scouts of Chesapeake Bay project manager, visited 84 locations before deciding on the seven-acre lot on Old Baltimore Pike, near Route 273, east of Newark. The organization purchased the land from the estate of the Dianich family. Catherine Dianich Gruver, executor of the estate, felt it was important to sell the property to true stewards of the land, like the Girl Scouts, rather than turn the space into a housing development. “We couldn’t think of a better use for it,” her son, Zach Gruver, said.
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