We’re back with another update on our Long Range Program and Property initiative, Her Vision of Tomorrow. Throughout March and into April, GSWCF has been busy hosting online webinars and in-person Town Hall Forums to share the latest updates and to gather feedback from girls, volunteers, and families. Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate in these opportunities.
During the month of March, GSWCF hosted four Long Range Program and Properties Executive Summary webinars. Our CEO Jessica Muroff shared our council’s progress to date, research findings so far and road map for the remaining portions of the process. If you were unable to participate, please feel free watch the recorded session at the link below.
Town Hall Forums
Last week, GSWCF hosted four Town Hall Forums at various locations throughout our council with over 150 girls, volunteers, parents, staff and board members in attendance. Our Camp Master Planner firm, Brandstetter Carroll, Inc., facilitated inspiring visioning activities in which small groups worked together to map out their “DREAM camps!”
Using large posters, participants dreamed BIG and created the best camp ever – filled with experiences and feels that would make camp exciting and memorable for girls and volunteers. Everything from outdoor nature centers, lazy rivers and STEM labs to new welcome centers, mushroom and animal farms and hammock hotels. The creative juices were flowing!
Each group had the opportunity to present their dream camps and share feedback on what features were most important to them in a Girl Scout camping experience. The information shared by our members during these meetings will be reviewed as we continue to work on our camp master plan. We thoroughly enjoyed hearing everyone’s ideas on how we can make our camp properties and programs even better than before.
What’s next for Her Vision of Tomorrow?
GSWCF plans to share similar information at our 2016 Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 16. Our Task Force will continue to meet at the end of April for work session 4 and we will be sharing another update in early May. Keep checking right here for updates and visit the Her Vision of Tomorrow page to stay up to date on this important initiative.