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I hear the US Government gives away valuable land and material to the BSA, is this true?

Date: 31 Jan 1997

Some federal agencies may allow the use of, donate, or sell different assets to nonprofit organizations:

Federal land used by BSA for camps: Some Federal agencies may allow nonprofit organizations to use public land for camps as long as such nonprofit organizations are willing to perform services, as directed by the agency that will yield a valuable benefit to the public. (ref: 16 USC Sec. 539f)

Gift or Sale of obsolete or excess material: Certain agencies may give or sell obsolete or excess material to and to any public body or private nonprofit organization. Sales under these sections shall be at fair value to the agency, including packing, handling, and transportation. (ref: 14 USC Sec. 641)

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