Sunny Palms Community
February 2016 Update
Hello Sunny Palms Troop Leaders
- Meeting Schedule--next meeting is February 1st
- Girl Talk Presentation
- Cookie Season is Here!
- Encampment Info
- Daisy Day Info
- Design A Patch Contest
- Silver Award Project
- World Thinking Day
- Adult Awards
- Girl Scout Week
- Upcoming Events in our Area
- Program Registration is Getting Easier!
- Contacts and Resources
- Contributing to Future Updates
- Past Updates
Sunny Palms Community Leader Meeting Schedule and Key Dates
Mark your calendars! Our leader meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at St. John's Episcopal Church Parish Hall at 902 S Orleans, Tampa, FL 33606 from 7-8pm.
Key Dates (see below for more details):
Encampment: February 5-7, 2016
Daisy Day: Saturday, February 13, 2016. All Cadettes and older troops encouraged to participate. Details below.
Sweetheart Dance: Sunday, March 6, 2016
Girl Talk Presentation
Cookie Season is Here!
- Feb. 1 - Mar. 13 - Girls sell cookies online (Digital Order Card)
- Feb. 12-14 - Cookie delivery to troop cookie chairs
- Feb. 19 - Mar. 13 - Direct sales (cookie booths)
Here is the Little Brownie Bakers YouTube channel: watch!
Click here for a printable guide to Encampment.
Very important that you read the guide, distribute information to your Troop, and make sure all necessary memberships, background checks and forms are completed prior to the event.
Challenge Course Permission Slip: http://tinyurl.com/SPChallengeCourse
If you have missing girl or adult membership registrations:
Girl Registration: https://www.gswcf.org/en/about-girl-scouts/join.html
Adult Volunteer Application: http://www.gswcf.org/en/volunteers/why-volunteer.html
Daisy Day Info
All Cadettes and older troops encouraged to participate. If you have girls in your Troop who can help, contact Jane Ramos: firstname.lastname@example.org
Design A Patch Contest
Link to templates: here.
Silver Award Project
10th grade Troop 487 met over the winter break for breakfast and a shopping spree for a very good cause.
Troop 487 utilized cookie money to purchase Christmas presents for Metropolitan Ministries adolescents and much needed infant items.
The girls learned about Georgia O'Keefe and painting their own masterpiece.
Troop 1327 at Metropolitan Ministries
World Thinking Day
On Feb. 22 of each year, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 146 countries celebrate World Thinking Day (WTD). That's one big celebration and it's a great opportunity to rally your global Girl Scout sisterhood around a particular theme.
The World Thinking Day 2016 theme is "Connect." Check out the theme and learn more about the activities available this year by clicking the big green button below.
For more information on World Thinking Day activities and events contact the Troop Support team at the Leadership Center.
The deadline for award nominations is February 22, and the nomination forms will be accepted online only. Click here to view the forms.
Girl Scout Week
Girl Scout Sunday and the Girl Scout Sabbath give girls an opportunity to be recognized as a Girl Scout at their place of worship. Girls may also perform a service, such as greeting, ushering, or doing a flag ceremony. Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath are also great opportunities for girls to organize a service project or other activity for their congregation or as a way to say 'thank you', if the troop meets at a place of worship, for their support and sponsorship.
Check out the great ideas for observing Girl Scout Sunday & Sabbath by clicking here.
Program Registration is Getting Easier!
With the new system, you can use the NEW Activities tab in your Member Community to find great programs and training for you or your girls. Once you are logged in to your account, you can easily pick your events and manage the entire process from there. Plus, for those that like to use our Events Listing and/or Calendar pages, those will also still be available to find what you need.
Look for more information and step-by-step tutorials in the weeks ahead.
Here are the key dates for the upcoming transition:
Feb. 13 - 14 - Spring Program Registration opens (at this time, registration will still be handled through the ORS and require a second login)
Feb. 15 -16 - NO EVENT REGISTRATION will be available during the system transition
Feb. 17, 9 a.m. - NEW SYSTEM GOES LIVE; parents and leaders can now register for events and trainings through their member community.
Contacts and Resources
Robin Roup – External Recruitment Manager-- 813.262.1692 / RRoup@gswcf.org
Tiffany Wingard – Internal Recruitment Specialist-- 813.262.1809 / TWingard@gswcf.org
Layne Gregory – Community Membership Manager-- 813.262.1599 / email@example.com
Troop Support -
K-5th Contacts are Erin Hollen Ehollen@gswcf.org and Lisa Ranon LRanon@gswcf.org
6-12th/STEM Contacts are Alison Wenickie firstname.lastname@example.org and Alice Benefiel email@example.com
Customer Connections – firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Reservations - camp info / 813-262-1770 / email@example.com
2015-2016 Volunteer Essentials: Volunteer Essentials
Sunny Palms Check Reimbursement - here
Guidelines for Troop Travel: here.