City interested in purchasing Girl Scout camp

The city has expressed interest in purchasing Camp Paradise, the 12-acre camp at the corner of Cole and Foster streets that was listed for sale for $1.4 million last summer by the Girl Scouts of Massachusetts. Beverly Parks and Recreation director Bruce Doig said he has toured the property and he planned to meet with Girl Scout representatives late last week to discuss a sale. Doig said the property would be ideal for student nature trips and could serve the four city-run summer day camps that now operate at Lynch Park.