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  • Parent meetings– A good rule of thumb is to have a parent meeting twice a year----once to start the year and again to close the year.
  • Ceremonies--- Investiture welcomes new members, girls or adults, into the Girl Scout family for the first time. Girls receive their Brownie pin at this time. For other ceremonies, See Chapter 2 in Volunteer Essentials and  also visit www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_central/ceremonies
  • Community Service - Click here for some ideas---feel free to come up with your own!
  • Trips - Girls love trips. And Girl Scouts is a great place for them to learn how to plan and take trips, because travel is built on a progression of activities.   An all-day visit to a point of historical or natural interest (bringing their own lunch) or a day-long trip to a nearby city (stopping at a restaurant for a meal)—younger girls can select locations and do much of the trip-planning, while never being too far from home.
  • Overnights - One (or possibly two) nights away to a state or national park, historic city, or nearby city for sightseeing, staying in a hotel, motel, or campground. These short trips are just long enough to whet their appetites, but not so long as to generate homesickness.
  • Managing troop treasury - see Chapter 5 in Volunteer Essentials
  • Safety ratios
    • For troop meetings: Two non-related adults (at least one of whom is female) for 20 girls plus one adult for every 6 additional girls.
    • For events, Travel, and camping:  Two non-related adults (at least one of whom is female) for 12 girls plus one adult for every 6 additional girls.
  • Camping - Camping, a great Girl Scout tradition, is one of the very first activities that Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low encouraged for girls. The key to an enjoyable group-camping experience is being prepared. Obtain camping credentials. Ensure that one adult has been a part of council group or troop-camp learning on supervising group camping. Group camp education generally covers outdoor program activities, minimal-impact camping skills, safety procedures and standards, and methods of dealing with homesickness. 
  • Forms