Sunny Palms Community
May 2015 Update
Hello Sunny Palms Troop Leaders
- Meeting schedule--next meeting is May 4th
- Bridging Information
- Summer Camp Registration
- Early Bird Registration
- Troop Status--Fall Info Requested
- Troop Camp Reservation System
- Upcoming Events in Our Area and Spring Program Guide
- 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.
Plus these important dates:
The Bridging Ceremony - is Sunday May 17th at 3pm
Bridging is Sunday, May 17th at 3pm at Hyde Park Methodist Church
If your troop is bridging and you haven't yet RSVP'd, please do so by emailing Caryn at firstname.lastname@example.org. Caryn Ratchford and Jacque Griggs are co-chairing the ceremony.
Please RSVP for your troop and an estimate of numbers so we will have something to use as a guide. A troop did ask if they were required to attend and the answer is no, but we hope most of the troops do participate. It is difficult for many of us to meet the bridging patch requirements (talking with an older troop and a younger troop) without the joint event and it is nice to see all of the ages together.
You are welcome to reply directly to Caryn ( email@example.com) if you would like to help with the event. Please also let us know if you have any suggestions or questions, but for now please share the date with your troop parents so they can get it on their calendar.
Summer Camp Registration
We are using Bunk1 for our Summer Camp registration this year and we did experience some technical issues related to high volume of users logging on at the same time or incompatible browsers (Internet Explorer is not recommended). A number of users who began the process were concerned that their reservation did not register or that their deposit payment was not captured. If this is the case, we advise that they visit www.bunk1.com and log-in to view their personal camp portal. NOTE: Parents should only visit bunk1.com directly if they have already begun the registration process. Here they can see all of the sessions they've registered for and make any payments.
Early Bird Registration
Troop Leaders will be able to re-register their girls and adults from April 15 through June 30. We will be offering some fantastic incentives for girls, troop leaders and community team volunteers so stay tuned for more information. We hope you will encourage your troop leaders to participate in Early Bird!
If your troop is just getting started and will still be meeting over the summer and is taking new girls, please let Tiffany Davies know (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will be tweaking the opportunity catalog to reflect only those troops that are still meeting (and it would be GREAT to have some options up there). If you are willing to host a few meetings over the summer for any interested girls (does not have to be your troop) let Tiffany know that, too! Girls working on leadership awards - this could be a great opportunity!
P.S.: We are starting new troops still at this point in the year, proving that year round recruitment does work! If you know someone who wants to get started as a leader now, let Tiffany know (email@example.com)!
Troop Status for Fall--Info Requested
This will help the community get a good sense of what direction your troop is headed in for next year.
Attachment: click here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Events in Our Area and Spring Program Guide
The 2015 Spring Program Guide has been mailed and includes tons of fun program activities! Girl can stay overnight at Busch Gardens, meet puppies, learn how to prepare for a disaster, build tall towers, ride horses, snorkel and zip line! We have programs for troops, individual girls and families--something for everyone!! The guide includes the months of March - June.
New programs include:
- Zip the Canyons (The Canyons Zip-lining & Canopy Tours), May 10, 17 and June 20
- Dog Days of Summer (Southeastern Guide Dogs), June 6
- Blue Man Group, June 7