Looking for an easier way to track and plan meetings? Need a handout for parents/volunteers or older girls? We now have a Meeting Plan worksheet (in pdf format) you can print out and use for your next meeting. Download the pdf here.
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
The Chattahoochee Nature Center has updated some of their Girl Scout programs with the requirements for new badges and Journeys. The Center also has volunteer opportunities for Cadette and older Girl Scouts who love nature and working with younger girls. Visit their web site for more details.
The Girl Scout 100th Anniversary toolkit is now available at www.gsgatl.org in pdf format.
Lots of ideas and activities for your troop to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting.
Sign up with Do Good Get Rewards and earn 1,000 points for every hour you record as volunteering with Girl Scouts! First, go to the Do Good Get Rewards website and register. Here’s the link: http://www.dogoodgetrewards.com/join_member.php
Make sure you pick Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta as the group you volunteer with. You’ll earn 50 points just for signing up. Then enter your volunteer hours and earn points for every troop or Service Unit meeting you are involved in.
It won’t take very long for you to earn enough points for a trip for 4 nights at Viva Las Vegas or a two night Bahamas Cruise…you deserve it!