Under the guidance of the GSUSA Property Consulting Group, the council has begun a long-range property planning process. The process is designed to assess and evaluate program and administrative properties, integrate market, program, and property data into a long-range property development and management plan. This plan will support the council’s strategic key priorities, the National Program Portfolio, and Girl Scout brand within the Council’s ability to fund and maintain.
A Property Task Group with representation including a Senior Girl Scout, board members, council staff, and interested community volunteers, has been organized. Under the oversight of this Property Task Group, the Council will:
1. Inventory and document Council market/membership, outdoor program, sites, and facilities.
2. Assess and evaluate Council program, sites and facilities.
3. Present to the Board of Directors, site and facility recommendations that support expected outcomes:
- Respond to key priorities identified in Strategic Learning.
- Provides members with a quality outdoor experience that supports the National Program Portfolio and represents the Girl Scout brand.
- Provides greater value and support to the membership and staff.
- Aligns program and administrative properties with Council financial and fund development strategic priorities and operational issues.
The timeline for this process will be nine to twelve months, with a target date of May/June 2012 for completion—and is perfect timing following the completion of our Alignment and Strategic Learning Processes for an objective and data-driven look at all of the council’s properties and how they best support service delivery and the GSLE going forward.