Adults' Views on Girl Scout Camping - Winter 2013

As Girl Scouts of Central Maryland considers the future of camping and outdoor activities at Council-owned properties, we want to know what you think. Your views will help Council make important decisions regarding Camps Conowingo, Ilchester, Whippoorwill and Woodlands. Thanks for your input!
1. Which level of Girl Scouts do you work with most often?
2. What kinds of activities seem to best transmit the values of Girl Scouting?
3. How are girls' interests different now than when you were a Girl Scout or when you started in Scouting?
Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
Fewer homemaker activities
More emphasis on girl leadership
More emphasis on technology
More events available
Girls' interests have NOT changed much over the years
4. How do you imagine girls' interests will change in the following areas during the next 10 years?
More interestAbout the sameLess interest
Community service/activism
Exploring nature
Health and nutrition
High adventure (rock climbing, etc.)
Creative arts (painting, crafts, cooking, etc.)
Performance arts (acting, dance, singing)
Playing sports
Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
World languages and cultures
Girl Scout traditions
Periodically "unpluging" from technology
5. How are potential volunteers different now than when you started in Scouting?
Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
Moms have less time for Girl Scouts because they work outside the home
Fewer people believe in Girl Scout values
Fewer women are willing to participate in rustic camping
Being a GS leader is more time consuming than it used to be
Adults won't travel far for GS activities
6. How important are the following aspects of camping to delivering the Girl Scout mission?
Very importantSomewhat importantSlightly importantNot important
Learning new things (archery, cooking, ropes course, etc.)
Learning survival basics
Gaining appreciation for the outdoors
Gaining confidence by being away from home
Learning to repair/take care of equipment and living space
Building bonds of friendship between girls
Making new friends (expands diversity)
Leadership opportunities for older girls to help younger ones
7. What aspects of the Girl Scout mission can best be delivered by GSCM campgrounds in their current condition?
8. By Girl Scout levels, what is a reasonable maximum distance to travel for weekend camping?
DaisiesBrowniesJuniorsCadettesSeniorsAmbassadors
Less than 1 hour
Between 1-2 hours
More than 2 hours but less than 4
More than 4 hours
9. What facilities and equipment should an "ideal" Girl Scout campground include?
10. What programs should an "ideal" Girl Scout campground include?
11. Do you know of troops that might use a camp facility for meetings and "non-camping" activities?
12. If you answered "yes" to the above question, what is a reasonable maximum distance to travel for this purpose?
DaisiesBrowniesJuniorsCadettesSeniorsAmbassadors
Less than 1 hour
Between 1-2 hours
More than 2 hours but less than 4
More than 4 hours
13. What makes a camp feel safe?
14. What other factors are important to consider re: the future of camping and outdoor activities for Girl Scouts in this council?