special events

special events



Giving Challenge 2015

Beginning September 1, 2015 at Noon
Ending September 2, 2015 at Noon

A once a year, 24-hour period of online giving administered by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County . . .   providing financial support to directly benefit all girls in our entire region.



Women’s Leadership Symposium

September 24, 2015 ♦ 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Gulfcoast Event and Conference Center
4740 Cattlemen Rd., Sarasota, FL 34233

"Living By Design" with Cathy Holloway Hill, a professional development seminar for women.

$40 per person benefitting Girl Scouts.


Holiday Homecoming

December 27, 2015 ♦ 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Camp Honi Hanta - 4825 51 Street E., Bradenton, FL 34203

Annual reception welcoming Girl Scout alumnae who recently graduated from high school to rekindle and strengthen connections with their sister Girl Scouts, volunteers, families, and community.


Annual Meeting of

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida

January 23, 2016  10:00 a.m. - Noon

Gulfcoast Event and Conference Center
4780 Cattlemen Rd., Sarasota, FL 34233

Brings together delegates, alternate delegates, region chairs, corporation team, board of directors, staff, community members, and guests to formally recognize volunteers and conduct the business of the council.



Friends, Fun & Sun

(Big Girls Day at Camp)

April 9, 2016    9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Camp Honi Hanta 
♦ 4825 51 Street E., Bradenton, FL 34203

A fun-filled adult day at camp for Girl Scout alumnae, volunteers, and outdoor enthusiasts to reconnect with their inner-Girl Scouts and re-experience camp memories while making new ones.


Girl Scout Gold Award Celebration

Week of April 26, 2016    Dates and times TBD

Annual reception(s) honoring Girl Scouts who have achieved the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest and most prestigious award Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors can earn.


Young Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony

May 15, 2016    2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center
75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Annual celebration of the many achievements of Girl Scouts throughout the council, with an emphasis on the highest awards a Girl Scout can achieve, the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards.