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Her Vision of Tomorrow Update #7

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Exciting things are happening with our Long Range Program and Properties initiative! The last couple of months were busy, and here’s what was accomplished:

  • We’re bringing the work back home! By partnering with InVision Advisors, we can now move from vision to execution.  They have a wealth of connections in our region and we’re excited that this will open up further opportunities to partner with local businesses, engineers, contractors, builders and our higher education resources to bring this project to life. Plus, the InVision Advisors team has personal Girl Scout connections. Jonathan Moore is a Girl Scout dad and husband to one of our wonderful troop leaders and Randi Ruble is a Lifetime Girl Scout and Gold Award honoree.
  • Town Hall Meetings were held in Tampa, Palm Harbor and Brooksville to give an update, share the overall vision and gather more feedback from you, our valued members, as we move forward in the process.  We appreciate everyone who was able to attend one of these meetings. Feedback from all members is a critical part of the process and some great suggestions were shared that we can implement as we move into bring our master plans to life. If you were unable to attend a recent Town Hall meeting we are planning to host a virtual session in the month of September (more details to come very soon).  For those interested in seeing the vision presented for each camp during the town halls, the Camp Master Plan presentation is available for you to view at the link below. These are not the final plans, but a work in progress, and this is where feedback from all girls, volunteers and parents is critical as we refine the plans and prepare for the exciting future.

LRPP Master Plan Presentation

  • One of the most exciting aspects, is the current Master Plan would result in an increase to the overnight capacity by 228 beds at our camps. That’s a 31% increase which makes for nearly 8,000 additional camper opportunities annually.
  • We launched a survey to gather your input! Girls and parents, if you haven’t already taken the survey, this is another opportunity to let your voice be heard. Help decide what camp property improvements will be prioritized for the upcoming membership year! Please take about 2-3 minutes to fill out this quick survey to help us select "givens" for each property. Givens are items that will be at each of the camps; it will be considered a "given" or expectation that these items will be available

Enter the Survey

In the meantime, we’re already doing our part to continuously improve our properties.  Here’s a list of the latest upgrades and new features at our properties to enhance your troop camping experience. Please check the Troop Camping Reservations system to see all the new features available for reservations on your next trip.  

Camp Dorothy Thomas

  • Ladybug is now available for reservations.
  • Relocated archery to a centralized location (next to Ladybug)
  • Upgraded mattresses and shower amenities in some units (coming soon)

Camp Indian Echo

  • Paddle Boards (7)
  • Giant Swing (coming soon)
  • Low Ropes Teambuilding Course  (coming soon)

Camp Scoutcrest

  • Paddle Boards (2)
  • Gaga Pit
  • Ski Boat

Camp Wai Lani

  • Camphitheater
  • Main Fire Circle
  • Kayaks (8)
  • Paddle Boards (14)
  • Microscopes for Marine Lab
  • Upgraded mattresses and shower amenities in some units (coming soon)
  • Infirmary changed to Health Center

Camp Wildwood

  • Upgraded mattresses and shower amenities in some units (Friendship and Health Center)
  • Hammock Camping
  • Live animals for the nature center (coming soon)

As always, keep checking right here for updates and visit the Her Vision of Tomorrow page to stay up to date on this important initiative.