Volunteer Essentials

Volunteer Essentials

Chapter 1: About Girl Scouts

Mission, Vision, Promise and Law
World Association of Girl Guides & Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts of the USA
Who can join and how?
Girl Scouts of Colorado
Contact Us

Chapter 2: Being a Girl Scout Volunteer

Getting Started
Adult Learning

Chapter 3: Girl Scout Leadership Experience

3 Keys to Leadership
How Girls Learn: 3 Processes
Girl Scout Curriculum
Bronze, Silver and Gold awards
Teen Mentoring Awards
Getting Girls Outdoors
Traditions & Celebrations
Additional Resources
Girl Scout Shop

Chapter 4: Starting a Troop/Group

Quick Start Resources
Form a Committee
Meeting Place and Time
Getting Girls Registered
Family Involvement Meeting
Meeting with Girls
Traditional Meeting Structure
Lettings Girls Lead
myGS and the Volunteer Toolkit
Keep in Touch and Share Your Story

Chapter 5: Including All Girls

Progression in Girl Scouts
Girl Development by Program Level
Acceptance & Inclusion

Chapter 6: Communications

Group Agreement
Communicating with Girls
Communicating with Families and Volunteers
Sensitive Issues
Reporting Concerns
Volunteer Grievance Procedures

Chapter 7: Safety

Adult to Girl Ratio
Volunteer Safety Responsibilities
Parent/Guardian Safety Responsibilities
Girl Safety Responsibilities
Safety Activity Checkpoints
High Risk Activities
Transporting Girls Safely
Health Histories
Activity Insurance
Emergency Care
Safety on the Internet

Chapter 8: Managing Group Finances

Group Bank Accounts
Money Earning Basics
Girl Scout Cookie Program
Group Money Earning
Collaborating with Sponsors/Organizations
When Groups Change or Disband

Chapter 9: Group Travel

Travel Progression
Travel Training
Trip Notification
Incorporating Journeys & Badges
Letting Girls Lead
Travel Safety

Chapter 10: Girl Scout Camp Properties

Reserve a Girl Scout Property
Property Map & Descriptions

Chapter 11: Additional Resources

Raising Awesome Girls
Forms available on girlscoutsofcolorado.org