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
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.
Girls ages 5-17 can register as Girl Scouts and participate in many ways. They can join as a member of a troop, participate on their own as a Juliette, or be part of an interest group. Read more for program levels and links to join Girl Scouts. Continue reading →
Our Adult Volunteers work very hard and give a lot of their time to deliver the Girl Scout program to girls in our area! Remember them April 22nd, Leader Appreciation Day. Wondering what you can do? Here are 7 ways parents can help.