I turned 5 in June of 1977, and I remember "the Girl Scout Murders." I remember my mom being freaked out; we live across the Grand/Neosho River from the camp. Two summers later I attended a Camp Fire camp on the north shore of Lake Ft. Gibson, again just a few mile from home. My mom was still apprehensive of me attending even thou it was just a day camp session, but she saw the security guard they had posted at the gate. The Camp Fire organization was in transition of replacing their tents to permanent cabins with central heat, attic fans,locking doors and windows, and their own sinks and bathrooms. Those cabins are still in use, and the campers are not left unattended without a counselor or two. There are security guards on duty at night, and the camp ranger on duty during the day.(He's deadly with a bow and arrow, and I imagine a rifle.) Since the murders of these three innocent children, camps have heightened their security measures by far, including better training for the counselors.
The biggest thing that has bothered me in the investigation was when it was decided that Hart was the suspect/killer and that avenue was pursued and nothing else (as far as I know, but seems like) was looked into. If he were not the one (or one of the killers) then the killer or killers were getting further away.
I was freaked out also for nights i could not sleep knowing that man was out there. No doult about he was dangious! However loose ends on this case make me wonder at times was he the real actual killer on those girls. Perhaps one of his crazy friends set him up. Hopefully he was the one who did it because he is thankfully been dead for years now. If not then sadly a sick bastard has gotton away with this