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Long-Range Property Planning

Program Research Task Group

Task Group Charge:


Camp properties and other council facilities should meet the following benchmarks:

·        Support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through the national program portfolio.

·        Balance customer satisfaction with an acceptable business model

·        Be well used

·        Be within the council’s ability to fund and maintain safe, functional and attractive sites and facilities that support the Girl Scout image and brand while enabling our girls to have a fun, positive experience.

The Membership Research Task Group is one of three task groups that will take the first steps toward the development of a new Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Long Range Property Plan (LRPP). These task groups are:

·        Property Research Task Group

·        Program Research Task Group

·        Membership Research Task Group

Each task group will gather the needed data and complete their assigned tasks in their area of expertise for the development of a final LRPP. Task force chairs from the Property, Program and Membership Research task groups will present their respective task group summary reports to the LRPP Task Group and be a part of that task group.


The Program Research Task Group will be composed of 5 to 7 volunteers and staff with professional or volunteer expertise in fields related to Girl Scout program development, delivery and evaluation. They will be charged with completing their key tasks by _____TBD________. The volunteer chair to the Program Research Task Group will then serve on the Long Range Property Plan Task Group.

Key Tasks:

1.     Report on the effectiveness of our current camp properties in supporting the GSUSA national program portfolio.

a.     For each camp property list the program sites and facilities required to deliver the national program portfolio. Identify any site or facility that is obsolete or excess in meeting GS program requirements, needs and interests.

b.     For each camp property list requirements for successful program delivery and recommended improvements or additions.

2.     Identify alternative program delivery sites.

3.     Catalog existing program offerings.

4.     Analyze program attendance and evaluations.

5.     Identify most often requested programs and ways to provide them.

6.     Assess if program goals and activities match anticipated camp pathway outcomes.

7.     Prepare summary report. Based on program data alone, identify which sites and facilities support and/or should be renovated to support the national program portfolio and deliver a quality outdoor program experience. Present final reports to the council’s Executive Team and board of directors for review and comment.


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