GSSA 201

Welcome to the next step in volunteer training. By now, you should have viewed Girl Scouting 101, the online training video.
http://training.girlscouts.org/default.asp

The GSSA 201 module is designed to orient you to Girl Scout policies, safety requirements, and your Volunteer Essentials leader notebook.

GSSA 201 will take about an hour to complete and you will need to reference these two important documents that are available on our website:

1. Volunteer Essentials (printed copies are available in the council shop for $5)
http://www.girlscoutssa.org/forms/Adult_Volunteer/Volunteer_Essentials_2013-2014.pdf
2. Safety-Activity Checkpoints
http://www.girlscoutssa.org/forms_resources.php#checkpoints

Please note that the Volunteer Essentials Contents page will be helpful in finding the titles listed below in bold print and are in the same sequence.

If you need to pause at some point to come back later, just click the submit button at the bottom of the page and follow the directions.

    Personal Information

    Ok, before we get started, let's collect some basic information so we can give you credit for this course.
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    Quick-Start Guide

    Remember, these questions are in same sequence as the leader notebook (Volunteer Essentials).
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    Who Can Join Girl Scouts - and How?

    Read about "Flexible Ways to Participate" and how members can tailor their participation to fit their schedules. It's very important that you help parents understand that they can chaperone their own daughters to Girl Scout events and activities, even when the girls are not participating as a troop. Adults should be "registered" and "approved".
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    Using Safety Activity Checkpoints

    Read this page in Volunteer Essentials
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    Understanding How Many Volunteers You Need

    Take a minute to review the three charts in this section to help you answer these questions.

    Adult/Girl Ratio Chart

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    Registered vs. Registered & Approved Chart

    As a member of the leadership team, it is your responsibility to make sure all adults are approved by Council if they plan to: - be present during meetings - transport - chaperone (attend outings) - spend the night - handle troop money - handle product sales
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    Activity Notification/Approval Guidelines Chart

    All overnights require approval by Council whether the girls are planning to stay in your backyard, a hotel, the local church basement, a state park, or at one of our Council camps.
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    Girl Scout Safety Guidelines

    Read through the "Girl Scout Safety Guidelines." It is crucial that you understand and follow these guidelines to avoid issues of personal liability.
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    Sharing Your Unique Gifts

    See the section entitled "Learn About Girl Scouts Online."
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    Fun with Purpose

    Adult volunteers are to use these three methods to engage girls and make Girl Scouting unique and different from school and extra-curricular activities: Girl-Led Learning By Doing Cooperative Learning
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    Putting It All Together

    Tip: Color copies of the National Program Portfolio pages are great handouts for parent meetings.

    Chapter 2: Traditions and Celebrations, Time-Honored Ceremonies

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    Chapter 3: When Sensitive Topics Come Up

    Read the "Report Concerns" section.
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    Chapter 4: Safety-Wise

    As a member of the leadership team, it's your responsibility to make sure everyone follows the "Girl Scout Safety Guidelines."
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    First Aid/CPR

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    Chapter 5: Managing Group Finances

    Choose the answer that fits each statement: Girls the girls The girls, with the guidance of their leaders,
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    Money-Earning Basics

    Find the section with the "few specific guidelines - some required by the Internal Revenue Service ......"
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    Appendix: For Troop Volunteers

    This chapter is an excellent four-page guide to help you manage a troop.
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    Transporting Girls

    "If a group is traveling in more than one vehicle, the entire group must consist of at least two unrelated, approved adult volunteers, one of whom is female, and the girl/volunteer ratios in Volunteer Essentials must be followed."
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    GS Southern Alabama Policies and Procedures

    GSSA Council Policies and Procedures apply to "all persons accompanying or participating with individual members, troops, or groups."

    Camping Policy

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    Conflict of Interest Policy

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    Conflict Resolution, Harassment & Hostility, and Sexual Harassment Policies

    Review the three policies listed above. There are several similarities.
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    Finance Policy

    Review the procedures for maintaining a troop checking account.
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    Money-Earning Project Policy

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    Sponsorship Policy

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    Transportation Policy

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