Dear Girl Scout volunteers,
As you may have heard, GSGC is just starting to explore whether uniting our strengths with our sister council, Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle, would help us amplify Girl Scouts' reach and impact across northern Florida.
On Saturday, Feb. 2, and Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle held three Town Hall Meetings with its members—one each in the Pensacola, Panama City, and Tallahassee areas. They invited me to attend with them, which I gladly did, along with approximately 185 volunteers, girls, parents, and other members of that council.
During each meeting, Florida Panhandle’s leadership—both staff and board members—presented on a few key topics, including what led them to consider uniting with a sister council and what the next steps would look like. They then opened the meeting for any questions and feedback on what had been presented. At each meeting, the feedback made it clear—no matter the council or community—members across our Movement are united by our shared love for and belief in Girl Scouting and the positive effects it creates in girls’ lives and our communities.
As far as next steps, the first full meeting of the Joint Task Force
was held Friday, Feb. 8. The task force is just beginning the due
diligence process, which includes gathering legal and operational
documents to identify our similarities, differences, and strengths.
Also, there will be several sub-groups working within the task force,
focused on governance, finance, property, and program and
I will continue to share updates every few weeks, as we reach key milestones in this process.
If you have questions about this, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your continuing support of the Girl Scout mission.