Silver Trails sold to gravel quarry operator

Mid-Michigan Materials has closed on its acquisition of a Grant Township Boy Scout camp, according to a statement from the quarry operator. Earlier this year, the Michigan Crossroads Council of the Boy Scouts of America entered into a purchase agreement with Mid-Michigan for the nearly 300 acre camp near Jeddo. The purchase was contingent on positive mineral tests on the property. The purchase was finalized Monday, according to Mid-Michigan. In a statement, vice president Robert Wilson says Mid Michigan Material’s next steps will include discussions with local governments and conservancies. “Our intention is always to preserve the best assets of our community,” said Wilson. An online petition to “Save Silver Trails from becoming a gravel pit” was created earlier this year, with over 5,000 signatures to date. Silver Trails Scout Reservation was established in 1945.