What's This All About?
In 2015, Girl Scouts of West Central Florida began conducting a multi-year, council-wide strategic visioning process for our outdoor program and properties. Through this long range program and properties planning initiative, known as Her Vision of Tomorrow, we have developed a property vision that promotes the mission of Girl Scouts with engaging and vital program delivery that will best use our properties to meet the program needs of today's (and tomorrow's) girls.
The process began with a dynamic 39-person Task Force – consisting of community experts, volunteers, board members and staff – who worked to conduct a thorough review of our programs and properties per a nationally recommended process. Utilizing surveys for girls, volunteers and families, outside independent research, planning experts, town halls, webinars, data collection by the task force, as well as a variety of other data points and analyses all helped to inform and build our path to the future.
If you want to learn more about this process, the links at the bottom of this page give you the full view of the process from the very begining to where we are today. You'll find presentations, data, webinars, updates and more.
If you ever have any questions about Her Vision of Tomorrow, please contact us at email@example.com.
Updates and new information are added frequently to this page (see the list below) and in the Camp News section.
Check back regularly to stay up-to-date!
Embarking on Phase II of Her Vision of Tomorrow!
Her Vision of Tomorrow is becoming a reality! Over the past year, Girl Scouts of West Central Florida has made significant enhancements to our four camp properties, but that was only the beginning. We’re thrilled to share we are about to embark on Phase II of the Long Range Program and Properties plan where we will begin implementing major enhancements. These projects will expand the capacity for our properties, allowing more girls and troops access to Girl Scout outdoor experiences throughout the year. Whether she is looking to face her fears on a ropes course or explore marine life on the Gulf Coast, our camps allow girls to experience the great outdoors on their own terms.
After being on the market since May of 2017, our board of directors unanimously accepted an offer for the sale of the Camp Scoutcrest property from a private buyer. The closing of the property was finalized on January 8, 2018 at a purchase price which was above the most recent appraisal price. The net proceeds from closing received by Girl Scouts of West Central Florida will be used to enact Phase II of our Long Range Program and Properties (LRPP), a key part of which involves efforts to replace the camping capacity of Camp Scoutcrest by adding sleeping units to our other properties.
During Phase II, Camp Indian Echo, Camp Wai Lani and Camp Wildwood will be equipped with new sleeping units each distinctively designed to match the unique personalities and themes of the three camp properties. While we work to design these units, we will once again turn to our members, especially girls, to have a voice in the visioning process. Girl Scout Daisies through Ambassadors are invited to share their ideas at one of the upcoming visioning sessions. If you would like to attend a session, please contact Evan Krueger to reserve your spot.
- Jan 13, 1 p.m. at Camp Wai Lani in Palm Harbor
- Jan 27, 3:30 pm at Camp Wildwood in Wildwood
We hope you will join us and echo our excitement as we embark on Phase II to bring Her Vision of Tomorrow to life!
Honoring Camp Scoutcrest.
Thank you to all those who joined us to honor Camp Scoutcrest at our Closing Ceremony June 3, 2017. The ceremony was a wonderful celebration of the legacy of Scoutcrest. If you'd like to view pictures from the ceremony, please view our album on Facebook.
We will be naming one of our meeting rooms at the Tampa Leadership Center the Scoutcrest Room, and will be renovating it with Scoutcrest memrobilia.
Her Vision of Tomorrow Links
If you have any questions regarding the Long Range Program and Properties Planning Process, please contact:
Nicole Gonzalez, Public Relations and Media Manager