GSEM Orientation 2009 2010


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GSEM Orientation 2009 2010

  1. 1. GSEMOrientation for New Troop and Group Volunteers<br />
  2. 2. Learning Objectives<br />Connect to the Girl Scout Program, Mission, Promise and Law<br />Describe the importance of working in a Troop Volunteer Team<br />Prepare for a Family and Friends Network meeting<br />Follow troop management, finance and safety requirements<br />
  3. 3. Welcome<br />About me….<br />About you…<br />Tonight…<br />35 min: introduction to Girl Scouting and GSEM<br />30 min: volunteer roles<br />55 min: troop management and safety<br />
  4. 4. GSUSA and GSEM Overview<br />
  5. 5. Prerequisite Training<br />GSUSA Online Orientation<br />Overview of Girl Scouts<br />Overview of Girl Scout Leadership Experience<br />FOUNDATION<br />Girl Scout Mission<br />Girl Scout Promise<br />Girl Scout Law<br />
  6. 6. Girl Scout Foundation<br />Girl Scout Mission<br />Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. <br />Girl Scout Promise<br />On my honor, I will try:<br />To serve God and my country,<br />To help people at all times,<br />And to live by the Girl Scout Law.<br />
  7. 7. Girl Scout Foundation<br />Girl Scout Law<br />I will do my best to be<br />Honest and fair,<br />Friendly and helpful,<br />Considerate and caring, <br />Courageous and strong, and<br />Responsible for what I say and do, and to<br />Respect myself and others,<br />Respect authority,<br />Use resources wisely,<br />Make the world a better place, and<br />Be a sister to every Girl Scout<br />
  8. 8. Girl Scout Foundation<br />Quiet Sign<br />Girl Scout Sign<br />Girl Scout Handshake<br />Friendship Circle<br />
  9. 9. Girl Scout Leadership Experience<br />Girls develop leadership skills<br />Measured by 15 national outcomes<br />Provides opportunities for girls K to 12<br />Leadership Essentials training<br />Learn how to provide experiences that are girl-led<br />Discover the interest of the girls in the troop<br />You will guide them through a Girl Scout path<br />
  10. 10. GSEM: All inclusive<br />Pluralistic and Multicultural Organization<br />GSUSA <br />Serves over 3.3 million members<br />Girls K through 12<br />All Adults<br />Regardless of<br />race abilities language religion<br />sexual orientation gender<br />educational and economic background <br />
  11. 11. GSEM: All inclusive<br />Pluralism – bringing together diverse people who maintain their differences within a group or organization<br />“She has a learning disability”<br />OR<br />“She is learning disabled”<br />
  12. 12. Membership<br />Pathways<br />Troop<br />Special interest group<br />Travel program<br />Camp opportunities<br />Leadership Essentials will go into further details<br />New Members<br />Membership Forms<br />$12 Annual, National Membership Dues<br />
  13. 13. Membership & Service Teams<br />Membership Team<br />See umbrella handout<br />Service Team<br />Service Unit Coordinator<br />Service Unit Organizer<br />Service Unit Registrar<br />Service Unit Treasurer<br />Service Unit Cookie Mgr<br />
  14. 14. GSUSA<br />National Girl focused organization<br />One Year membership from Oct 1 thru Sept 30<br />$12 Annual membership fee to GSUSA<br />Girl Scout activity insurance<br />Program development<br />Adult training<br />Research<br />Girl Scout Leader Magazine<br />We are the LARGEST and BEST organization for girls<br />
  15. 15. GSEM<br />Membership Specialist support and guidance<br />Ultimate Guide to Programs<br />Also available on line<br />Volunteer learning and training<br />3 Council Shops<br />Materials and support for Fall Product and Cookie Sales<br />Access and discounts to community attractions and events (Disney on Ice, Plymouth Plantation)<br />Website<br />
  16. 16. Girl Scout Volunteer Role<br />
  17. 17. Service Unit Level<br />Organize troops<br />Accept registrations<br />Local resource/mentors<br />Local Events (examples)<br />My Guy and Me Dance<br />Thinking Day<br />YMCA Overnight <br />Girls Day Out <br />Town Wide Bridging<br />
  18. 18. Troop Support<br />Leadership<br />Committee Members<br />Parents<br />Grandparents<br />Neighbors<br />Teachers<br />Community Leaders<br />
  19. 19. Characteristics of Leaders<br />Girls Learn from Doing and Observing<br />List characteristics of a Troop Volunteer<br />
  20. 20. Troop Volunteer Responsiblities<br />Planning meetings<br />Managing troop finances<br />Newsletter<br />Snack<br />Field Trip research/bookings<br />Working with girls<br />Attending meetings<br />Attending SU mtgs<br />Filling out paperwork<br />Ensuring that girls are safe<br />Buying supplies, badges<br />Carpool<br />Calls/Email reminders<br />Childcare for siblings<br />Teach a skill<br />
  21. 21. Troop Volunteer Responsiblities<br />Volunteer Position Description<br />Complete Volunteer Agreement<br />CORI requirements<br />Active troop volunteers<br />Family and Friend Network who have access to girls or their information<br />Adults who drive to GS events or chaperone<br />
  22. 22. Family and Friends Network<br />Begin the troop year with a Family and Friends Network meeting<br />Information<br />Tool to build troop’s support team<br />Family meeting handout<br />Journey guides also have information<br />Bring extra registration forms<br />
  23. 23. S.H.A.R.E. Family Partnership<br />Support Her Activities Resources, and Experiences<br />Partnership between GSEM and Girl Scout families<br />Give families the opportunity to participate<br />Handouts detail the distribution of funds<br />
  24. 24. Troop Management and Safety<br />
  25. 25. Troop Size Standard<br />Minimum: 5 girls + 2 adults<br />Daisy (K,1): 10 girls<br />Brownie (2,3): 15 girls<br />Junior (4,5): 20 girls<br />Cadette (6,7,8): 20 girls<br />Senior (9,10): 20 girls<br />Ambassador (11,12): 20 girls<br />
  26. 26. Troop Safety<br />Handout: Girl Scout Trips<br />Handout: Troop/SU Activity Application<br />To be completed every time you leave your meeting place, non-council money earning<br />Form helps you review<br />Adult:Girl Ratios<br />Certification requirements<br />Safety-wise Guidelines<br />Handout: GSEM Emergency Card<br />Handout: First Report of Incident<br />
  27. 27. Troop Safety<br />Safety-Wise<br />One per troop<br />Handout: Update<br />Girl:Adult Ratios<br />Leader training requirements<br />Certified individuals<br />Level one first aider<br />Troop Camper for camping trips<br />Handout: GSEM Child Abuse Policy<br />Report to our Chief membership Services Officer<br />
  28. 28. Troop Finances<br />Money earning<br />Meeting Dues<br />Affordable for all (inclusive)<br />Fall Product Sales<br />Deadline was Oct 24<br />Cookie Sales<br />January - March<br />Additional money earning activities<br />Only after participating in the cookie sale<br />Page 29 of Safety wise<br />
  29. 29. Troop Finances<br />Money belongs to the troop<br />Girls decide how and what to spend troop money on<br />Get the girls involved in troop planning and finances<br />Keep a record of all monetary transactions and all receipts<br />Handout: Troop Bank Account Tips<br />Lara Forde is our finance representative<br />Handout: Certificate of Exemption<br />
  30. 30. Troop Supplies<br />Not much money?<br />Create a troop wish list and sent out to your Friends and Family Network<br />Crayons<br />Scissors<br />Tape, glue<br />First aid kit supplies, etc.<br />
  31. 31. First 3 Meetings<br />Leadership Essentials<br />Try to complete within 6 weeks<br />Level Training<br />Try to complete within 10 weeks<br />Handout: “Beginnings”<br />
  32. 32. Uniform Information<br />Per GSUSA, uniform is when GS membership pin is worn<br />In public:<br />White shirts and khaki pants<br />Families generally provide the following, but not required:<br />Vest/sash, council id set, flag, troop numbers<br />Dues<br />Casual khaki pants and white shirts<br />Handout: Girl Scout Catalog<br />
  33. 33. THANK YOU!!<br />