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May Girl Scouts Assist in Political Rallies?

The Girl Scout Council of Greater Atlanta answers:
Politics is surely a hot topic in our society today and many candidates reach out to Girl Scouts for support or endorsements.  Please review the attached document for clarification on Girl Scout’s position on political involvement.  This information is also posted on our website https://www.gsgatl.org/About-Us/newsroom/Pages/Girl-Scouts-of-the-USA-Policy-on-Electioneering.aspx and will be in the volunteer portal.

If there are questions or concerns, please contact Anji Roe Wood at arwood@gsgatl.org 770-702-9188

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Parent Meeting Checklist 2012

It’s that time of year again – Girl Scout troops are starting up or forming and that means there is parent information to share.

It’s time to hold a Troop Parent Meeting!  If you would like help/support, please email a member of the service unit team.  We would love to help.  Remember older girls also love to work with the younger girls, so if  you need someone to lead them in activities while you talk to the parents, let us know and we can connect you.

Checklist of things to cover:

  • If Girls/Parents are not yet registered for the upcoming year, now is a good time to remind them to do so!
  • Encourage families to make a donation to the GSGATL’s Annual Fund.
  • Discuss how much dues will be and how to handle.
  • Have families complete/update a Health Form for every registered Girl Scout and Volunteer for you to keep on file.
  • Discuss when and where the troop will meet and some examples of fun activities the girls might choose!
  • Parent Positions/Volunteers needed: Troop Treasurer, Fall Product Manager, Cookie Manager, Transportation Coordinator, Troop Driver, etc.
  • every position must be an approved volunteer
  • every position must be a registered Girl Scout
  • Leader training coming up Sept 8th, Woodstock Church of Christ. All new volunteers must attend training.
  • Behavior Expectations, for Girls and Parents
  • Have parents and girls sign the Behavior Contract (Page 81 Volunteer Essentials)
  • Discuss housekeeping responsibilities at your meeting location.  Girl Scouts ALWAYS leave a place looking better than when we arrived!
  • Answer any questions or concerns.

For additional ideas, see page 76 in Volunteer Essentials

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100th Anniversary Sing-A-Long

Older Girl Scouts from Haverim Service Unit are hosting a 100th Anniversary Sing-Along at the Bremen Museum in Atlanta.


Come celebrate Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday and kick off the 100th year of Girl Scouting with a Sing-Along at the Bremen Museum. There will be opportunities to work on Girl Scout awards and religious recognitions (medals) too. The cost is $5.00 per person, which includes a patch, refreshments, a tour of the Bremen Museum, and a donation to the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund.

Space is limited – please register by September 18th. Contact your Service Unit Directors for more information or to sign up.

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Recognize your Troop Leader with a special Adult Award!

Recognize your Troop Leader with a special Adult Award!

See the options on our Council webpage at  http://www.gsgatl.org/volunteer_zone/documents/AR-quick_qualifiers.pdf

The Outstanding Leader award is a great way to thank your troop leader / co-leader for giving their time and energy to our girls.

Resources for Award paperwork can be found at this page:
http://www.gsgatl.org/volunteer_zone/default.asp?page=adult_recognition&page2=resources

Email our Recognitions Chair, Denise G. at mstv1996@yahoo.com with questions or to submit an award request.