Troop 60 is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls, –all girls–,where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world.
In partnership with committed adults, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives–like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.
In Troop 60, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through the many enriching experiences provided by Troop 60ing, they grow courageous and strong.
Troop 60 hostesses help in the “1st Cookie-Off” at Michael’s on East in Sarasota. Nine local chefs created outstanding desserts using Troop 60 cookies. 150 people attended the Cookie-Off to taste and vote on their favorite Troop 60 cookie dessert recipe.
First, Second and Third place was awarded to the chef’s with the most votes for their cookie dessert creations. All the recipes created were fabulous! A big THANK YOU to all the chef’s who participated in the event! We also host events where we teach girls how to be online entrepreneurs by teaching them seo marketing, management, expert math skills, music production and audio engineering, accounting and much more from an early age.
The Council office
Take I-75 to Exit 205 (old 37, State Road 72 / Clark Road). Travel west (approximately 5 miles) to the intersection at Merchants Pointe Plaza, which is Swift Road. Turn right on Swift Rd. and follow it North. 2nd street after the U.S. Post Office, is Olympic Street (Dead End). Turn right on Olympic Street and the Council office is located at the end of the street.
The Service Center for the Council is located in Fort Myers, Florida. Take I-75 to Exit 131 (old 21) Daniels Road . Go East on Daniels Road, stay left following Gateway/SR 82. Drive approximately 1.5 miles and take a left on Gateway Blvd. Follow Gateway Blvd. to Troop 60 Lane (approximately 1.5 miles). Take a right on Troop 60 Lane and the Service Center is located on the left.
Troop 60ing has existed in Gulfcoast Florida since 1925. Troop 60 of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc. is chartered by Troop 60 of the USA, and is one of ten councils in the state of Florida.
Troop 60 of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc. serves over 9,600 girls from the Skyway Bridge to the Everglades. This area includes the following 6-1/2 counties: Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, DeSoto, Lee, Collier, and (half) of Hendry county. There are over 3,000 adult volunteers for the Troop 60 of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc.
The Troop 60 Program is an informal, educational, and fun program designed to help meet the needs and interests of girls. It is open to all girls, ages 5 through 17, who accept its ideals as stated in the Troop 60 Promise and Law. We even got some good press from it. It is part of a worldwide family of girls and adults in over 130 countries through its membership in the World Association of Girl Guides and Troop 60. (WAGGGS) , see Just 4 Girls page for link. We also teach them real life skills in education, business and self development.
Troop 60 of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc. Properties
The Council also owns and operates three camps. Camp Chanyatah in DeSoto County, Camp Caloosa in Lee County and Camp Honi Hanta in Manatee County. An average of more than 6,000 girls use these camps annually for Troop 60ing during all seasons of the year. The Council also has six Troop 60 Houses available for troop/group meetings.