GSSI 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 GSSI 201 module is designed to orient you to the requirements of Safety Activity Checkpoints and your Volunteer Essentials leader notebook.

GSSA 201 will take less than an hour to complete and you will need to reference these two important documents that are available on our website under Forms and Library:

1. Volunteer Essentials
http://gsofsi.org/fo_leaders.html


2. Safety-Activity Checkpoints
http://www.gsofsi.org/forms/leaders/policies/Safety%20Activity%20Checkpoints.pdf

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.

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    Personal Information

    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

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    Understanding How Many Volunteers You Need

    Take a minute to review the Adult/Girl ratio chart in this section to help you answer these questions.
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    Following Girl Scout Safety Guidelines

    Read through the section. It is crucial that you understand and follow these guidelines to avoid issues of personal liability.
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    Chapter 1: Sharing Your Unique Gifts

    See the section entitled "Taking Advantage of Learning Opportunities and www.gsofsi.org ."

    Taking Advantage of Learning Opportunities

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    Chapter 2: Girl Scouting as a National Experience

    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, and 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.
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    Chapter 3: Engaging Girls at All Grade Levels

    Read the "When Sensitive Topics Come Up" 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."

    Knowing Your Responsibilities

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    Providing Emergency Care

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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 five-page guide to help you manage a troop.
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    See the Transporting Girls section

    "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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    Appendix: For Travel Volunteers

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    Reengaging Girls

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