Our Property Committee Would Like Your Input

blog-property-surveyRiver Valleys’ board of directors established a volunteer-led Long Range Property Planning Committee in 2009.  The committee that was installed in 2013 has been tasked with reviewing council properties and bringing a long-term property recommendation to the board of directors.

The council property committee’s vision is to provide facilities that support the Girl Scout mission and program as well as the outdoor experience, and connect Girl Scouts to the local community by engaging girls in a progression of relevant, high quality activities. These facilities will be safe, affordable, sustainable, used year-round, and flexible.

The committee would like to provide program properties that are relevant to Girl Scout programming, support quality outdoor experiences for girls, and are fiscally sustainable through the best use of council resources to provide value for our girls.

An important part of this process is getting input from leaders, parents, and girls. You can do that by completing one of the surveys below – just pick the one that best fits your role:

The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. Please answer every question as accurately as you can. Your participation is completely voluntary and will be anonymous. You can stop participating in the survey at any point, but completed surveys will help us the most.

We thank you for your help ahead of time with this very important project as you help us learn more about our camp programs and property needs.

Property Planning Timeline

  • October 2013 – New committee convened (meets monthly)
  • October–November 2014 – Review/analyze feedback
  • November–December 2014 – Develop final recommendations for board of directors
  • January 2015 – Annual meeting forum on property recommendations
  • February 2015 – Board votes on updated Long Range Property Plan recommendations


  1. Jaycee Nilson says

    There are many other possibilities for property use not really addressed in the survey. The farther away from the local area council becomes the less likely people are to see the need for council. People need to attend programs at the camps to understand what can be done there.