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Volunteer Resources and Training

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Welcome to the great adventure of Girl Scouting! Thanks to volunteers like you, generations of girls are learning to be Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers and Leaders. Below are the links to some of the most important resources you will need to inspire tomorrow's leaders and prepare every G.I.R.L. to practice a lifetime of leadership.

Learning Opportunities for Adult Volunteers
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Girl Scouts' motto is be prepared. Every troop leader should complete Intro to GSCI online and attend New Leader Workshop in person within four weeks of registering as a troop leader. 

Intro to GSCI-This will kick start your knowledge of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. It's a great way to get all the basics and learn where you can go to gain additional information.  

New Leader Workshop-Learn tips and tricks on how to get organized, keep girls safe, and have a fun year with your Girl Scouts. Complete this training within the first four weeks of becoming a volunteer. 

Online Training

The training opportunities listed below can all be completed online via your computer or smart device. 

Getting Started
Intro to GSCI -Complete this module? Record it to your personal learning record HERE

Grade Level Training
-Complete a grade level module? Record it to your personal learning record HERE

Daisy
• Planning Your Daisy Girl Led Year
• Daisy Characteristics
• Daisy Meetings

Brownie
• Planning Your Brownie Girl Led Year
• Brownie Characteristics
• Brownie Meetings

Junior
• Planning Your Junior Girl Led Year
• Junior Characteristics
• Junior Meetings

Cadette, Senior and Ambassador 
• CSA Grade Level Introduction

Multi-Age 
• Multi-Age Level Troop Training 

Outdoor Training 

Venture Out 
-Complete Venture Out? Record it to your personal learning record HERE
View the Elliot Wildlife Values Project video series

Renewing Your Membership

Renewing your membership online

Money Matters 

How to handle money within the troop

Volunteer Toolkit
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No need for binders! Save time and resources by using this amazing website. Through the Volunteer Toolkit you can manage your troop, plan your year, update your troop roster and track girl attendance and achievements from your mobile or other digital device. Find out more and how to access it.

Check out the learning videos created by GSUSA. And also look through these hand information guides to help you navigate the Volunteer Toolkit.  

VTK User Guide - Administrative Volunteer
VTK User Guide - Individually Registered Member/Juliette
VTK User Guide - Parents
VTK User Guide - Troop Volunteer 

Having trouble? Complete our form, we have customer care specialists waiting to help. If you need immediate assistance, call 317.924.6810.

GSCI Volunteer Policies
Service Team Resources
Safety Activity Checkpoints
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Our top priority is the safety of girls. 2020 Safety Activity Checkpoints are a convenient way to make sure you do all you can to ensure everyone has fun and safe experiences through Girl Scouts. From parades, to camping, to zip lining this online section lists everything you need to know for each outing and offers a checklist to follow for planning, during and after! 

 

Kaleidoscope-Volunteer Enrichment Event
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Kaleidoscope

 

Join us for Kaleidoscope, a weekend of fun learning and camaraderie with adult volunteers. Kaleidoscope 2020 will take place October 9-11. This adult volunteer conference will be held mainly on October 10th at Chapel Hill 7th and 8th Grade Center with additional sessions throughout that weekend at Camp Dellwood. From outdoor skills, to STEM activities, to grade level specifics, you will be sure to come away with ideas and activities to share with your troop. For $20 you can attend 5 unique learning sessions that will help you develop skills you can bring back to your troops! Lunch, t-shirt are also provided. Shop at our pop-up Girl Scout shop, visit community vendors, and network with over 300 other adult volunteers. With over 85 sessions to choose from over the weekend we suggest bringing several adult volunteers from your troop or service unit so that you can attend a variety of topics. 

Registration Opens Monday, August 31st 2020

 

Troop Opportunity Catalog
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The Troop Opportunity Catalog in an online listing of opportunities for girl and adult members.

It’s a lot like shopping online, something we’ve all done at some point, right? The Troop Opportunity Catalog makes it easier for parents and caregivers to search for troop openings by zip code. It also makes it easier for troop leaders to advertise ways for family members to get involved in their troop. Troop leaders will receive an instant email notification (with contact information) when a new member joins the troop or a parent or caregiver expresses interest in volunteering.

Update your Troop Opportunity Catalog.

Troop Leader Resources

This section is designed to give you access to the latest and greatest Girl Scout resources. Check back here often as new resources will be added for troop leaders regularly. 

Global Action Days Toolkit
This toolkit describes nine international days and is designed to help volunteers engage with Girl Scouts on these global days of action.

Badges and Where to Find Their Requirements
Want to know where you can find the requirements for all the badges at each grade level? Look no further. Download this handy guide! Remember that once you find the badges your girls want to earn you can track those badges and their requirements in the Volunteer Toolkit located in the right-hand corner of our website under "MY GS".

Forms and Documents
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Having the right forms and documents is critical to moving quickly through all the details. To make them easier to access we have linked many of them throughout the website, listed the most frequently used on one page, and provided a convenient search feature for others.

View Forms and Documents

2019 Blue Book
Overnight Travel/High Risk

The Overnight Travel/High Risk form is for troop or groups planning extended or international travel and or high risk activities. This form must be completed and approved at council level.

For additional information, check out the Girl Scout Guide to US Travel

Certificates of Insurance

Many troop activities require that a troop will need to attain a certificate of insurance.  We will have this list updated regularly so that you can view the facilities we have on file. If the facility you are visiting is not on the list below, please provide one as part of your overall planning with the council. 


Educational Service Centers Risk Funding Trust, South Henry School Corporation
Crimson Stables LLC
Jesse James Riding Staple, Inc
Perfect Slopes North, Inc
Flips Gymnastics: The Flip Zone
YMCA Camp Tecumseh, Inc
Alpine Slide Inc dba Kentucky Action Park
Chapel Rock Christian Church
Tim's Shooting Academy of Westfield, Inc.
Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity
Allisonville Christian Church
Rossville Consolidated School District
Forest Park
City of Noblesville Parks & Recreation
Turner Coaches
Lafayette Limo
Indiana Humanities Council, Inc.
Childrens Dentist
Cincinnati Zoo
Cummins Inc
First Tee of Indiana
Hayes Arboreum
Kokomo-Howard County Public Library
Monroe County History Center
Nestle
Serenity
Sprouts
Sweet Adelines
Thomas Duncan Hall
Turner Coaches, Inc
Writing for a Change
Haven’s Hope


 



 


 

 

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Through an ongoing partnership with WGU Indiana, volunteers and staff are eligible for scholarships and tuition disounts. Learn more about these educational opportunities at WGU Indiana today.