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Girl Scouts of Citrus Council is proud of its properties. There are three properties in Orange County, Council Service Center, Celia Lane Little House and Pinecastle Girl Scout House; one property in Seminole County, Mah-Kah-Wee Program Center, a resident camp facility; two properties in Brevard County, Riverpoint Program Center, a resident camp facility; and Melbourne Scout House; and the Eustis Girl Scout House in Lake County. Below is a brief description of those properties. To reserve one of our properties please refer to the 2011 Appendix_Property Guide_v3. This guide will give you step by step instructions on our reservation policies and guidelines.
Mah-Kah-Wee Program Center
Mah-Kah-Wee Program Center is a 250 acre site located near Chuluota. Purchased in 1970, Mah-Kah-Wee which means Earth Maiden, received its name as a result of a troop contest. It was officially dedicated on March 7, 1971. MKW serves over 4,000 girls and adults every year.
MKW has both platform tents and cabins for girls and adults to use. There are three camp units on the East side of the lake and three on the West side.
Archery, boating, canoeing, stargazing, geocaching, sports and environmental activities are only a few of the things girls can enjoy during their stay at camp, as well as swimming in our new Junior Olympic size pool. MKW also has a challenge course where girls and adults can test their endurance on low-and high-ropes activities.
Celia Lane Little House
The Celia Lane Little House has been home to Girl Scouts of Citrus Council since 1940. Located near downtown Orlando, Celia Lane hosts troop camping overnights as well as summer day camp opportunities.
Riverpoint Program Center
Located between Sykes Creek and the Banana River on Merritt Island is Riverpoint Program Center. This 24-acre site is unique because it houses the Alford Lodge that was built before 1880. It was renovated by Citrus Council in 1976. The lodge is two stories with a large activity room on the ground floor and sleeping quarters, bathrooms and showers on the second floor.
Troops may salt water fish off the dock that extends out onto the Banana River. Small watercraft opportunities, such as canoeing, and sailing, are available as well. Hiking trails are located along Sykes Creek where people can view a variety of birds such as pelicans, herons, gulls and owls. There are also environmental activities as well.
Melbourne Scout House
Melbourne Scout House was donated to Citrus Council in 1940. Major renovations were made in 2006 which added to the security and comfort of the facility. The Melbourne Scout House is available for troop camping and meetings year-round.
Girls can fish off the park’s pier. There are also environmental activities that they can do while on the property.
Council Service Center
The Council Service Center is located near Downtown Orlando. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The Service Center is closed on Friday. The Council Shop is located on the ground floor while administrative offices are on the second and third floors. For more information about the Council Shop, click on the GSCC Retail Shop tab on the left.
Also located on the Council Service Center property is Juliette’s Place. Juliette’s Place is the home of the historical collection of Girl Scouts of Citrus Council, and is housed in the first floor of the two-story house next to the covered parking. Program activities are provided for small groups of girls by the Archive Team volunteers and staff.
Pine Castle Girl Scout House
Pine Castle Girl Scout House is located in Orange County. It is a quaint building with a large backyard that can support small troop overnight or weekend events.
Eustis Girl Scout House
Eustis Girl Scout House is located in Lake County and is a great facility for meetings and small events.
If you have any questions regarding the reservation process, please feel free to contact Ellen Wallace, Administrative Assistant – Outdoor Program at 407-228-1658 or email@example.com.