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GS_JUNIORS_gradelevel

 

  • 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 - 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
  • 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 25 girls plus one adult for every 10 additional girls.
    • For events, Travel, and camping: Two non-related adults (at least one of whom is female) for 16 girls plus one adult for every 8 additional girls.
  • Bronze Award - The Girl Scout Bronze Award is Girl Scouting’s highest award for Junior Girl Scouts. As a Girl Scout volunteer, encourage girls to “go for it” by earning this award.
  • 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
  • Journey Map
  • Junior Uniform Insignia
  • Leader insignia
  • Girl Scout Glossary

 

GS_BROWNIES_gradelevel

 

  • 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

 

GS_DAISIES_gradelevel

  • Parents 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 Daisy 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.  A walk to the nearby garden or a short ride by car or public transportation to the firehouse or courthouse is a great first step for Daisies.
  • 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 12 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 6 girls plus one adult for every 4 additional girls.
  • Camping - Under the leadership of an adult, a Daisy troop may participate in an occasional overnight camping experience.  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
  • Journey Map
  • Daisy Uniform Insignia
  • Leader insignia
  • Girl Scout Glossary

Travel and Event Tools

Important Information

  • Please remember to reference Volunteer Essentials and Safety Activity Checkpoints for important safety guidelines.
  • Certificate of Insurance information can be obtained by contacting your field executive or Sabrina Winfield at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • International Travel Packet is available upon request. Please contact your Membership Manager for more information.

Marketing Guidelines and Forms

For any money earning activity, troop activity, or council event, an activity registration and approval form must be submitted.

Permission Slips - permission slips must be obtained whenever a troop/group meets outside the regular meeting place or scheduled time, participates in a money earning activity, or discusses controversial subjects.

  • Volunteer Essentials -This guide will prepare you for your Girl Scout journey ahead. It will help you understand the organization and its expectations, answer your questions, discuss forms needed and more. Inside you will find all the information you need to be a great Girl Scout volunteer. An electronic copy can be obtained through your Membership Manager.
  • Información fundamental para voluntarios 2012
  • Girl Scout Safety Guidelines - Key Standards to follow for every troop.
  • Blue Book and Leader's Digest - The most important reference books for councils. As the backbone of council procedures, these reference materials contain the charter, the Constitution, the bylaws and the essential policies of Girl Scouts of the USA. (2012 edition)

 

  

Troop Tool Kits
(click on the logo for your level)

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GS_JUNIORS_gradelevel GS_CADETTES_gradelevel
GS_SENIORS_gradelevel GS_AMBS_gradelevel

 

      Adult Education

       

      To ensure that girls have rewarding and meaningful experiences in Girl Scouting, the organization provides training for volunteers to prepare them for their roles.

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