Sunny Palms Community
September 2015 Update
Hello Sunny Palms Troop Leaders
- Meeting schedule--next meeting is September 14th
- Renew your membership
- Sunny Palms--new check request form
- Send Liz your charitable hours contributions
- Fall product information
- Upcoming events in our area
- Volunteer toolkit
- Troop camp reservation system
- Five Camp Songs Every Girl Scout Should Know
- GSWCF contacts
- 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):
Older Girl Scout Kickoff is October 10th
GS Fest for K-5 is October 24th
Encampment is February 5-7, 2016
Send Liz your charitable contributions
What's New in the Fall Product Program?
- Paper orders runs from Sept. 18 through Oct. 19 - 2 weeks longer
- Online order runs from Oct. 1 through Oct. 19
Upcoming Events in Our Area
Thin Mint Sprint: Join us for the third annual Thin Mint Sprint and Tagalong Trot on Saturday, September 26th. Safety Harbor Marina. Registration and info: here.
Older Girl Kickoff: Activities for Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors. Registration is now open for the Older Girl Kickoff on Saturday, October 10th from 11am-9pm. Registration: here.
Girl Scout Fest 2015: Activities for K-5. Don't miss GS Fest 2015 on Saturday, October 24th from 10am-3pm. Registration: here.
Sunny Palms Encampment will be February 5-7 this year.
Here are great activities for our troops and adults in September here.
And, the Fall Event Program Guide: here.
In preparation for the upcoming membership year, all 2014/15 year plans were removed from the Volunteer Toolkit on August 1 so that volunteers can begin to build their new year plans. An update later in the year will bring back access to your past year plans that have been archived so that you may reference them as needed. May the planning begin!
Troop Camp Reservations
Click here, locate the camp of interest, and follow the link to reserve online: camp info
Contact: Troop camping reservation questions call 813-262-1770, e-mail email@example.com.
Five Camp Songs Every Girl Scout Should Know
Top Five Songs: here.
Great encampment pic!
Look at this fabulous cookie booth!
Troop 2202 visits Florida orthopedic institute for first aid badge.
May volunteer award!
May volunteer award!
Had a great time at the Clearwater Aquarium Sleepover. The simulate turtle nest & tracks were great!
Useful GSWCF Contacts
Robin Roup – External Recruitment Manager (South Pinellas and West Hillsborough County): responsible for recruiting new girl and adult members, working with the Community Recruiter to support community initiated recruitment events and activities, facilitate and assist with parent meetings as necessary to form new troops, expand the overall Girl Scout awareness outside of school based recruitment efforts by attending events and networking within the community. Her office phone number is 813.262.1692, and her email is RRoup@gswcf.org
Tiffany Wingard – Internal Recruitment Specialist (works with an supports the efforts of Robin Roup and Kevin Blair): responsible for placement of girls into new and existing troops, initial phases of getting a new troop leader registered and background screened, assigning troop numbers, etc. Her office phone number is T 813.262.1809, and her email is TWingard@gswcf.org
Layne Gregory – Community Membership Manager: Staff support for community teams are called Community Membership Managers (or CMMs) and are the primary support of volunteers holding community team positions. Their primary functions are to recruit, train, and manage the Community Teams in her assigned areas, attending Community meetings and handling conflict resolution.
Her office phone number is 813.262.1599, and her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Troop Support – Troop support is for troop leader support at the council level. They are set up to help with individual troop rosters as requested, the Volunteer Toolkit, new leader orientation, troop renewal reminders and support and troop leader support for journey program and troop activities
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 – this is our general customer support system for the entire council. If you have a girl that needs to be moved between troops, need help with registering for membership or events, making payments, password resets, etc. they are likely the people who can help. If you email email@example.com a case will be opened within our system to ensure that your requests are being met in a timely fashion.