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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.

Volunteer Essentials
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Volunteer Essentials is exactly what it;s named - the essential guide to all things regarding your volunteer experience. Think of is as your Girl Scout encyclopedia. You will receive a printed copy when you attend New Leader Workshop. 

View Volunteer Essentials 

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 if you want a detailed walkthrough Girl Scouts of Central Indiana put together this great guide that shows you have to utilize your Volunteer Toolkit. 

View 2018-19 Spring Renewal online tutorial here. 

Having trouble? Contact customer care at 317.924.6810.

Safety Activity Checkpoints
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Our top priority is the safety of girls. Safety Activity Checkpoints are a convenient way to make sure you do al 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! 

View Safety Activity Checkpoints, Safety Activity Checklist Change Memo 2018

Kaleidoscope-Volunteer Enrichment Event
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Kaleidoscope

 

Join us for Kaleidoscope, a day of fun learning and camaraderie. This adult only event is held in November at the Leadership and Learning Center. From outdoor skills, to STEM activities, to grade level specifics, you are sure to come away with more ideas and activities to do with girls.  

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.

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

2017 Blue Book
Learning Opportunities for Adult Volunteers
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Girl Scouts' motto is be prepared. Every troop leader should attend Intro to GSCI (online or in person with your community engagement manager) and . New Leader Workshop within the first four weeks. 

Intro to GSCI-This will kick start your knowledge of the who's who in Girl Scouts. 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 six weeks of becoming a volunteer. 

View the full library of adult learning opportunities here.

 

Online Training

The training opportunities listed below can all be completed online via your computer or smart device. A complete listing of all our in-person and online adult training opportunities can be found on our Learning Opportunities page. 

Getting Started

Intro to GSCI 
Girl Scouting 101

Renewing Your Membership

View online Spring Renewal tutorial 

Money Matters 

How to handle money within the troop

Grade Level Training

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 
View the Elliot Wildlife Values Project video series

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..

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. 

Boy Scouts of America, Crossroads of America Boy Scout Council
Jesse James Riding Stable, Inc
North Point Hospitality Group, Inc
Perfect Slopes North, Inc
Sounth Henry School Corporation
YMCA Camp Tecumseh, Inc