Long Range Property Plan Final Survey Results
The full long range property plan final survey results and analysis are available here.
GSNWGL is conducting a Long Range Property Planning study to ensure that we are delivering the programs and services that nearly 20,000 girls and over 6,000 volunteers need and want across 58 counties. As part of this analysis, we have gathered the feedback of 1700+ girls (both Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts) and adults (again, both members and non-members). We want to be sure we have a true and clear understanding of the needs and wants of those we serve – as well as of those we are not yet serving -- in order to operate and maintain facilities that best support our members and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (per our ability to prudently fund and maintain the properties).
With a commitment to fulfilling the programmatic needs and wants of girls, our girl membership (a.k.a. our 'market') will continue to drive our programming decisions which, in turn, will drive our distribution of resources, including Property decisions. We encourage you to take a few minutes to read through the full final report of this survey.
Our LRPP committee (a cross-section of volunteers, staff, board members and community members from across our jurisdiction) recently received interesting information from a survey of 830 girls (from every Service Center region and every grade level) and 876 adults council-wide. The viewpoints of both GSNWGL members and non-members were included.
We asked such questions as:
- What activities are you interested in?
- How do you (girls and adults) want to participate at camp?
- What amenities do you want? (heat, indoor plumbing, bed, hot water, etc... and from a bunk in a lodge or cot in a cabin, to a tent or under the stars?)
- What barriers keep you from coming to camp?
- And how far are you willing to travel for services or to take girls to program events?
Armed with this data, the LRPP committee will now move into the 3rd phase in its work:
- Learning about what assets and resources we have.
- Focusing on what girls want/need from a programming standpoint.
- Aligning what we will do & how we will manage our properties/capital budget.
- Planning implementation with a 3-year action plan to achieve our desired Site Master Plan.
We hope you enjoy this glimpse into the hearts, minds and needs of today's girls and volunteers. If you have questions or further input, please don't hesitate to contact our Vice President of Strategy, Mary Radke, at extension 4516 or e-mail.