Deadline approaches to keep Boy Scouts camp open


A group is trying to keep a Maple Falls Boy Scouts summer camp running and have members attend by helping raise $60,000.


The Bellingham Herald reports that Camp Black Mountain has until Dec. 31 to help raise the funds and get enough members to register.


The executive board of the Mount Baker Council of Boy Scouts of America set a deadline in September due to operating loss of about $50,000 in recent years for the camp.


As of Friday, donations have totaled $4,200, and the number of scouts registered totaled 174.


To register for the Boy Scouts summer camp at Camp Black Mountain, and to donate to the effort to save the camp near Maple Falls, go to