Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle, Inc.
250 Pinewood Dr
Tallahassee FL 32303-4838
Contact Information
Address 250 Pinewood Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Telephone (850) 386-2131
Fax 850 386-2093
Alternate Address 1515 St. Andrews Blvd
Panama City, FL 32405
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Donate to this Orgs Endowment Fund at Community Foundation
At A Glance
Organization DBA
Girl Scouts
Former Names
Girl Scout Council of the Apalachee Bend, Inc.
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
EIN Number 59-0760209
Year of Incorporation 1951
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $2,108,835.00
Projected Expenses $2,108,835.00
Mission Statement
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Needs Statement
1.  Operations
2.  Volunteers
3.  Girl membership
4.  Funding for programs
5.  Property improvements/upgrade
Impact Statement

Past Year's Accomplishments


Through strategic planning and board commitment, we continue to serve diverse populations in all of our areas through troop support and girl programming. Last year we had 4,957 girls, 1937 adults, and 296 lifetime members.


Girl Scouts continues to grow which requires funding in order to allow all girls to participate regardless of financial status.Signature events are showing success to our marketing/branding and funding needs. Due to limited resources the Women of Distinction event did not occur in our 13/14 fiscal year, however with great volunteers we hosted the event in November 2014, with great success and recognizing 14 outstanding women in Leon County. Late last fiscal year we launched a "Friend of Girl Scouting" campaign that is showing great interest having just over 26 members and raising just over $7,000 to date for Girl Scouting.

Camps and Properties

Camping is an essential part of Girl Scouts. The girls who attend gain confidence, learn new skills, meet new friends, and learn leadership skills. Our camps need vital repairs and upgrades to continue to provide a safe place for girls to learn new skills while building courage, confidence, and character. Over 900 hundred girls were turned away last year, because of repairs and damages that our camps have sustained due to the unprecedented rains that took place last July and wildlife taking over the structures causing damages. We have launched a full crowd funding campaign online to assist in raising monies to fix our camps. In addition, we have a save our camp patch for girls and adults, as well as, many donors across the Florida Panhandle putting in volunteer hours and helping raise funds. 

Current Year Goals

1. Increase, retain and re-engage membership, girl and adult, representing our diverse populations and providing Girl Scouting in all areas of our jurisdiction through multiple pathways.
a. Serve a minimum of 6% of available girl population: girls 6097, adults 2215
b. Increase retention rate to 60%: girls 2940 re-registered, adults 1290 re-registered (based on 4900 girl and 2152 adult final figures for 2014)

2. Increase funding through adult-generated funds, product sales, grants and retail sales.
a. Adult Generated Funds: $96,391 (annual giving, special events, foundations, etc)
b. Product Sale Net Revenue: $1,467,500
c. Grants: $75,000
d. Net retail sales: $67,016

3. Develop and implement maintenance and marketing plans to increase usage of camp properties to increase revenues and decrease expenses.
a. Increase troop usage by serving a minimum of 70 troops
b. Property revenue: $2,000
c. Maintain buildings and equipment to increase long-term sustainability and decrease expenses

Background Statement
The Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle, Inc. was formed April 1, 2009, through the merger of the legacy councils -- Girl Scout Council of the Apalachee Bend, Inc. and Girl Scouts of Northwest Florida.  The council, chartered by Girl Scouts of the United States of America, serves 4,957 girls grades K - 12, with the assistance of 1,937 volunteers, in 19 counties in the Florida panhandle (Lafayette to the East to Pensacola to the west and all counties in between).  The Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a nonformal and experiential educational program that promotes leadership skills in girls. The national program is differentiated by age level.The Girl Scout experiences are characterized by three processes:  cooperative learning, learning by doing, and girl-led activities.
Service Categories
Girls Scouts of the U.S.A
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Taylor, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington counties
CEO Statement/Executive Director Statement

As a community-based, girl-centric organization, Girl Scouts:

a.      Is an integral and a responsive part of the communities we serve, establishing partnerships with local agencies and businesses resulting in collective impacts to provide better delivery of the New Girl Scout Leadership Experience. This leadership experience enables girls to discover (understand their values and use their knowledge and skills to explore their world), connect (care about, inspire, and team with others locally and globally) and take action (act to make the world a better place).

b.     Provides program experiences and activities based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law, and enables girls to fully realize the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. i.e., develop their full potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through the use of their abilities and leadership skills, working in cooperation with others.

c.      Provides a unique setting for leadership development and girl decision-making opportunities. Girls, working in partnership with caring adults, explore their potential in Girl Scouting without competition from boys. This opportunity to work and play in an all-girl setting is considered by educators to be essential to the encouragement of girls’ future aspirations. Girl Scouts chooses to continue to devote its total resources to the development of girls in order to prepare them to fulfill their potential as women.

d.     Provides a membership organization for girls in grades K – 12 to belong. It is a safe place for girls to explore their values and their world, develop an understanding of and empathy with others, and take action to make the world a better place. With other girls, some of whom may become lifetime friends, they gain courage, confidence, and character. Girls are guided by committed, caring adults who make the experience of Girl Scouting fun.

e.      Commits to a diverse and inclusive membership that is reflective of the girl population of communities within the council’s service area. A girl who meets or can meet membership requirements shall not be denied admission or access to Girl Scout program provided by the Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle, Inc. because of race, color, ethnicity, creed, national origin, socioeconomic status, or disability.   

Girl Scouts incorporates three keys to leadership: We help girls discover themselves, connect with others, and take action to create positive change in their communities.  The leadership processes are girl led and encourage learning by doing and cooperative learning. Girl Scouts says "yes" to every girl.  We are urban, suburban, and rural, in virtually every residential zip code in the Florida Panhandle.  We are in schools, churches, temples, and public housing.  We are inclusive of all racial and ethnic groups. Rooted in a 100-year history of providing exceptional programs, Girl Scouts continues to invest strategically in girls by expanding leadership opportunities for girls in areas that fill critical talent gaps, including finance, science, technology, and the environment, reaching more girls -- especially in underserved communities, developing volunteers to ensure high-quality program delivery, and transforming our spaces and facilities to enhance the leadership learning experience.
Budget $2,336,598.00
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), At-Risk Populations,
Short Term Success
Girl who participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience develop a strong sense of self, positive values, critical thinking, and healthy relationships.  They gain practical life skills, seek challenges in the world, educate and inspire others to act, feel empowered to make a difference in their communities, resolve conflicts, promote cooperation and team building, and are resourceful problem solvers.
Long term Success
America's most accomplished women in public service, business, science, education, the arts, and community life are Girl Scout alumnae. Eight out of ten Girl Scout alumnae attributed their personal and professional success to Girl Scouting; 80 percent of business owners were Girl Scouts, 69% of female U.S. senators were Girl Scouts, 67% of female members of the House of Rep;resentatives were Girl Scouts, and virtually every female astronaut who has flown in space was a Girl Scout.
Program Success Monitored By
Pre and post surveys are used to measure the effectiveness of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
Program Comments
CEO Statement/Executive Director/Board Comments
Board Chair
Board Chair Margaret McLane
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Feb 2013 to Jan 2017
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Jane Floyd-Bullen
Company Affiliation Leon County School Board/Principal
Term Feb 2013 to Jan 2016
Board Members
Mr. Juan Andrada Thrivent Financial
Ms. Beverly Barrington FAMU
Ms. Jane Floyd Bullen Leon County Schools
Ms. Saundra T. Drumming FAMU
Ms. Vera Harper FAMU
Robin Harrell Florida Realtors
Ms. Sue Jacobsen Bay County Health Dept./School Health
Mr. Chris Keena Advisors Real Estate Group
Sterling Luce BB&T Bank
Ms. Margaret McLane Community Volunteer
Mr. Jason Mullinax Hancock Bank
Ms. Beverly A. Nash Gadsden County Public School District
Ms. Marty O'Neill Thomas Unversity
Ms. Maria Pouncey PAEC Migrant Education Program
Ms. Catherine Tarrant Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 11
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 77%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 82%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 47%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Raslean M. Allen
Term Start Apr 2009
Full Time Staff 24
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 1937
Contractors 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Oct 01 2014
Fiscal Year End Sept 30 2015
Projected Revenue $2,108,835.00
Projected Expenses $2,108,835.00
Endowment Value $274,671.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
Audit or In-House Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Dtermination
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$38,394$74,788$86,946
Individual Contributions$88,768$347,188$93,221
Investment Income, Net of Losses$174,220$71,036$296,099
Membership Dues------
Special Events$58,784$74,323$44,096
Revenue In-Kind$50,178$32,911$43,654
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$1,659,230$1,854,552$2,801,731
Administration Expense$167,133$130,386$318,451
Fundraising Expense$206,481$208,356$282,285
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.950.900.97
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%85%82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue111%42%126%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$3,948,496$4,041,446$4,293,538
Current Assets$2,225,963$2,308,724$2,529,156
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$173,056$126,387$158,536
Total Net Assets$3,775,440$3,915,059$4,135,002
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities12.8618.2715.95
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Foundation Comments
  • Financial figures were taken from the audits.
  • Contributions from foundations and corporations are included with total for individuals, as they were not separated in the audit or 990.
  • Top 3 funding sources are not reflected above as they are not indicated in the audit or 990.
  • Has an Endowment at the Community Foundation.
Additional Documents
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Nonprofit Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle, Inc.
Address 250 Pinewood Dr
Tallahassee, FL 323034838
Primary Phone 850 386-2131
Donate to Endowment Fund at Community Foundation
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Raslean M. Allen
Board Chair Margaret McLane
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Year of Incorporation 1951
Former Names
Girl Scout Council of the Apalachee Bend, Inc.