Suit challenging Boy Scout land swap tossed

Suit challenging Boy Scout land swap tossed

Suit challenging Boy Scout land swap tossed

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on May 3, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 4 at 6:25 PM

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- A judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the proposed sale of a historic Boy Scouts campsite along Lake Coeur d'Alene in northern Idaho.

In a ruling Wednesday, 1st District Judge John Luster rejected arguments made by opponents of the proposed land deal between the Inland Northwest Council of Boy Scouts and the Discovery Land Company.

Under the proposal, the Boy Scouts would sell the 420-acre property to the developer, which in exchange would provide 270 acres on a separate bay on the lake while also building a new camp for the scouts.

Boy Scout families and others opposed to the land swap argued the deal violates terms of the original deed for Camp Easton. But Luster disagreed, and his ruling allows the Boy Scouts group to further pursue the deal.

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