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 for check-out.)
http://www.girlscoutssa.org/content/dam/girlscouts-girlscoutssa/documents/Volunteer_Essentials_2016-17.pdf

2. Safety-Activity Checkpoints
http://www.girlscoutssa.org/content/dam/girlscouts-girlscoutssa/documents/All_Safety_Activity_Checkpoints_2016.pdf


Please note that the Content page of Volunteer Essentials
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, just click the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the page.
Later, when you return, just skip past the questions you've already answered,
answer the remaining questions and click submit again.

    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). USE the Table of Contents to click straight to any particular section.
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    Using Safety Activity Checkpoints

    The first two answers are found in Volunteer Essentials The last one is found in the Safety-Activity Checkpoints document
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    Understanding How Many Volunteers You Need

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

    Adult/Girl Ratio Chart

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    Registered & Approved

    As a member of the leadership team, it is your responsibility to make sure all adults are approved by Council (background checked) 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

    Activity insurance will not cover members unless the overnight trip is pre-approved. All overnights, 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, MUST be approved.
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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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    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

    By earning, managing, and financing their own activities, GIRLS learn many valuable skills that serve them throughout their lives. GIRLS should be deciding how to spend their troop funds. THE GIRLS should have a clear plan and purpose for the product sale activities and the troop financial planning.
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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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    Transporting Girls - Letting Girls Lead

    "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 are specific to our Council and 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 and Product Sale 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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    That's it!

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