South Miami Little House Rental Policy
South Miami Little House (SMLH) may be rented for a 24 hour period
(or consecutive 24 hour periods) during weekends and Miami-Dade and
Monroe County School holidays and recesses. The purpose of SMLH is to
provide safe, accessible outdoor space for troops and groups
associated with Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida, with an emphasis on
access to natural wooded outdoor space as well as overnight camping in
the building and/or tents.
Rentals of SMLH are available for meetings in the building and
overnight camping in the building and tents (weekends and Miami-Dade
and Monroe County school holidays). Overnight rentals begin at 6:00
p.m. for GSTF troops and groups, and end at 9:00 a.m. the following
morning for a cost of $75.00. The tenting area is included in the
overnight rental cost. The $5.00 fee paid here is to hold your
reservation only, unless the rental is for a 3 hour troop or community
meeting. The cost for a 3 hour troop or community meeting is $5, a
reservation here is considerd payment in full. You will receive
confirmation of acceptance of your reservation within 3 business days,
which will include the dates for ACH transfers from your Community or
Troop bank account. Fifty percent (50%) of the total rental fee is
payable as soon as the reservation is made, the remaining 50% will be
deducted three (3) weeks prior to your reservation date. If the
rental is three weeks or less prior to the reservation date, 100% of
the rental will be deducted immediately.
Communities may reserve SMLH 6 months in advance. Troops may
reserve SMLH 3 months in advance. If a reservation is made beyond
these dates, the reservation will automatically be cancelled. Each
Troop or Community may reserve SMLH one time in a rolling 7 day period
(one reservation per week). A reservation may be an entire weekend,
but it cannot be two unconnected days. In order to camp overnight for
two consecutive nights, reserve all the day meeting times as well as
overnight. If more than one reservation is made in a 7 day period,
ALL reservations for that Troop or Commuity will be cancelled and the
Troop or Community will not have access for 30 days to make a reservation.
Early set-up is not available. If the Troop or Community reserves
overnight camping event on a Saturday, but wish to set up on Friday,
the fee is an additional $120.
Girl Scouts always leave a place better than they found it. A
cleaning checklist will be provided, the camp ranger will review the
state in which the cabins, bathhouse, lodge and grounds have been
left. If the checklist is not complete, the ranger will attempt to
design a remedy with the adults in charge of the event. If the
checklist is still incomplete, fines will be communicated in writing
including a copy of the cleaning checklist and withdrawn via ACH
Transfer from the Community or Troop bank account within 5 business days.
A key will be available 3 days prior to the reservation. This key
must be returned to the camp ranger during the checklist/check-out
process. A key replacement fee of $50 will be charged to the
Community or Troop in the case the key is not returned. For troops
meeting at SMLH on a regular basis, a yearly key may be arranged upon request.
Complete a Trip and
Travel form for reservations which are not regular troop or
community meetings. If you do not yet have an ACH Transfer
Authorization on file, please provide it immediately so that your
reservation can be completed. Payments are accepted via ACH transfer
from a GSTF Troop or Community bank account only.