Sunny Palms Community
January 2016 Update
Hello Sunny Palms Troop Leaders
- Meeting Schedule--next meeting is January 4th
- Cookie Season is Here!
- Daisy Day Info
- Encampment Info
- Upcoming Events in our Area
- World Thinking Day
- Adult Awards
- 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 Upcoming Events section for more details):
Cookie Pre-Sale Begins: January 4, 2016
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
Cookie Season is Here!
- Jan. 4 - 24 - Girls take cookie pre-orders
- 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)
- Nov. 14-16 - Nuts/candy are delivered to troops (troop pickup)
Here is the Little Brownie Bakers YouTube channel: watch!
Here, you can be part of Cookies Across America, a virtual cookie rally. You'll find lots of videos, information and ideas for your cookie season.
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.
Here are forms you may need:
Health: for girls and adults: http://tinyurl.com/SunnyPalmsHealth
OTC Medicine: http://tinyurl.com/SunnyPalmsOTC
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: email@example.com
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.
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Troop Support -
K-5th Contacts are Erin Hollen Ehollen@gswcf.org and Lisa Ranon LRanon@gswcf.org
6-12th/STEM Contacts are Alison Wenickie email@example.com and Alice Benefiel firstname.lastname@example.org
Customer Connections – email@example.com
Camp Reservations - camp info / 813-262-1770 / firstname.lastname@example.org
2015-2016 Volunteer Essentials: Volunteer Essentials
Sunny Palms Check Reimbursement - here
Guidelines for Troop Travel: here.