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April Volunteer Meeting THIS Wednesday at 6:30 pm

Just a quick reminder that we have our monthly Volunteer Meeting on Wednesday, at 6:30 pm, at the Girl Scout room at Hawthorn School.  The address is 3500 Whiteway and we would like at least 1 adult representative from every troop.

 

Our May Meeting is usually a PARTY!!  Bring your Calendar and a Snack to Share!  This is our last meeting til school starts, so we have a LOT to discuss!

Spring Sales Recap and Cookie Balances Due

May and June Council Events  – So much going on!

July 4 Parade – Theme Tees? Do you know of a low trailer we could borrow for the Float?

Camp @ CastleRock – Early Registration has started

New Leader Training/ GS 101  – Traditions and Team Building

Back to School KickOff  – Volunteer Meeting in Mid August?

This is a great place to ask questions, to seek advice, to find mentors, AND to see what’s happening in Butte! 

There are a lot of activities going on, so stay in the loop and JOIN US!

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Online Cookie Sales? BEST PRACTICES!

Cookie Selling Guidelines for Online and Facebook

For Girls

1.    Girls who are 13 years or older may use social networking sites to market product; however, they must follow council and GSUSA guidelines: www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_cookies.

2.    Girls should use their first names only, their troop number, and their council name. Full names, personal emails, or street addresses of girls should never be used.

3.    Girls are NOT permitted to collect payment online. Girls should deliver cookies and collect payment in person. If the product needs to be shipped, the girl/parent is responsible for shipping charges.

4.    Girls under the age of 13 that would like to utilize the internet to boost their cookie sales may do so with the guidance of their parents through the Girl Scout Cookie Club: https://cookieclub.littlebrownie.com.

5.    Leaders enter participating girls on the site https://cookie.club.littlebrownie.com  and distribute passwords to parents. Girls can then send out emails to obtain “cookie promises”.

For Adults

1.    Parents may post on their Facebook page that their daughter is selling Girl Scout Cookies. They must, however, arrange for a time for their daughter to visit a potential customer or business. They may NOT collect orders over Facebook. Sample Messaging would be-

“My daughter is selling Girl Scout cookies. If you would like buy a box, send me a message with your address, and a convenient time to stop by.”

2.    Social media locations such as “Facebook Online Yard Sale” and e-Bay are not an acceptable location to promote Girl Scout Cookies.

3.    If a parent has a question as to what is an acceptable selling practice they should contact their local Community Development Manager.

Cookie Club Info, Online marketing for Girl Scouts, and More Resources for a successful Cookie Season!

Cookie Club Helps girls reach their goals!
  • There is a safe and easy way to help girls boost their sales and reach their goals. Sign them up for the online Cookie Club, which enables them to send emails asking for cookie “promises.” This program is offered through Little Brownie Bakers.
  • Girl Scouts throughout Montana and Wyoming can supercharge their sales!
  • The Cookie Club is a safe and easy way to enhance the Cookie Program. Ask your Troop Leader for more information and get started today. Troop Leaders can get more information on how to sign up for the Cookie Club on the Little Brownie Bakers website.
Online marketing for Girl Scouts
Resources    For more information specifically for adults working with girls and parents, check out the following downloads:

GS Volunteer Meeting Nov 2012

Agenda. Nov 13 2012

Hawthorne Building 7:00-8:30pm  Theme:  BIRTHDAY IN A BOX!  Bring items to compete a BiaB!

 I  Welcome / Introductions/Refreshments

II  Kaper Chart

III  Council News – Dawn M  

A

B   Programs

C   Fall Product

D   Cookie Trainings

IV   Treasurers report – Vicki P

V  Troop  Reports

A  Committee Chairs

B  Meeting Schedules / Rosters

C  Bridging/Awards

VI  Old  Business- HL Meeks

A  J Low’s Birthday Party – HL   

Investiture / Rededication – Chrissy

C  CALENDAR

VII  New Business

 Food Drive Dec 8

B  Caroling  –

C  Thinking Day – Chrissy

D  Scrapbooking – Kristen   

E  Safe Space Appeal

Joy in the Journey Adult Training

Saturday, Oct 27, 2012 2:00 PM 5:00 PM
Location:  Lewis & Clark Public Library  Helena, MT 
Cost:$10/adult                                                                                          Includes Adult and Girl Journey of your choice!!!

Journeys are the core national program of Girl Scouting and are based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. This means each journey has girls using Girl Scouting’s three keys to leadership: Discover, Connect, and Take Action. As the core Girl Scout program, journeys tie to the 15 national Girl Scout leadership outcomes and the three processes (Girl Led, Learning by Doing, and Cooperative Learning) that make Girl Scouting distinct from school and other activities.

         In this interactive workshop for adult volunteers, learn the benefits of the Girl Scout Journeys for both volunteers and girls. The stories used in the Journeys capture girl’s attention and encourage girls to create their own story on their Girl Scout journey. Learn how Journeys make it easier for volunteers to inspire and motivate girls in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

In this workshop, participants will use the girl books and adult guides and learn about ready-made resources, tips to customize the Journey and age-appropriate activities designed for girls. Discover the awards and badges girls can earn along the way. This training is designed to foster new friendships and provide tools for confidence in a leadership role.

You will receive the Journey Guide for Adults and Girl Book of your choice to take home and use. When you register, please indicate which set you would like.

This event is open to adults.

Registration deadline: E Biz closed  Please contact GSMW directly to register for this event!
Adult min/max: 5/35

GS Volunteer Meeting Oct 2012

Agenda. Oct 2 2012

Hawthorne Building 5-8pm

Special Guests Tonight!      GSMW CEO  Sally Leap and GSMW Property  Director Stefanie Harrington

Tonight’s Presentation: What will Castle Rock Look Like?   5-7pm

PLEASE Bring Your Questions & Comments for our Special Guests

 I  Welcome /Housekeeping

II  Introductions/refreshments

III  Kaper Chart

IV   Council News – Dawn M          A  Trainings / Facilitators    C   Programs   D   Fall Product

V  Treasurers report – Vicki P

VI  Old  Business            A    Officers/Committee Chairs    Back to School Recruiting        C  2012-2013  Meeting Schedule     D  Kick Off Committee       E  Fall Product Committee    F Fall Startup Meetings    G  Hawthorne Meeting Availability       H  Castle Rock Availability

VII  New Business          CALENDAR     B  JLow’s Birthday Party    C Investiture  /Rededication

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming.  There are several ways for you to get involved, simply by matching your expertise, skills, interests, and life experiences to the opportunities available.

 Think it’s a full year commitment? Think again. Schedule tight? No problem. There are endless, flexible ways to participate.

Volunteer Pathway Opportunities

CAMP: Unplug from your everyday demands and explore the great outdoors with a group of like-minded girls. Share your passion and unique talents with tomorrow’s outdoor enthusiasts.
EVENTS: Have high energy but limited availability? Choose your favorite topics, and help girls unleash their potential. During half- to three-day events, you’ll interact with girls, excite their passions, and help them become their best selves.
SERIES: Have a particular skill or talent? Looking for a chance to work with girls without a long-term commitment? Then come share your passion with a focused group of girls who can’t wait to learn your skill or pursue your area of interest.
TRAVEL: Expand girls’ horizons. Explore the world—or at least your corner of it—with a group of girls who need your help planning a trip, earning money, and preparing themselves for the adventures of travel.
TROOPS: Want to participate in exciting activities, throughout the school year, with a small group of girls? You’ll share so much as the girls in your troop earn awards and badges, go on field trips, and learn from community leaders and experts on issues important to your community.
VIRTUAL: Enjoy mentoring girls in an online environment. The magic of the Internet will link you with girls who immerse themselves in leadership activities, earn badges, and enjoy the virtual—but very real—friendships that blossom.

Troop Leader

Summary: The Troop Leader has the enthusiasm and ability to generate girls’ interests and curiosities about the ways they can discover themselves, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). The nature of this position requires the individual to provide direct service to girls, helping them to develop their leadership skills on an individual or group basis.

Term of appointment: The Troop Leader is appointed for a 1 yr term that is renewable upon completion of evaluation processes. This position requires an average of 7-10 hrs/month.

Supervision: The Troop Leader reports to the Service Unit Manager.

Support: The Troop Leader receives support, guidance, and encouragement from the Service Unit Manager and Council Staff. She or he has access to relevant learning opportunities and materials that prepare for and support this role.

Responsibilities:    

  • Ensure that the program offered aligns to the GSLE by utilizing Journey books and The Girls’ Guide toGirl Scoutingcustomized with additional local experiences.
  • Serve as a positive example for girls by modeling positive attributes such as reliability, respect for others, inclusiveness, and a positive attitude.
  • Organize fun, interactive, girl-led activities that address current issues involving girls’ interests and needs.
  • Communicate effectively and deliver presentations and information to the individual or group.
  • Support and encourage girls in attaining desired goals and awards.
  • Provide guidance and information to the parents or guardians of girls on a regular, ongoing basis through a variety of tools, including e-mail, phone calls, newsletters, and blogs.
  • Ensure troop membership registrations and other paperwork is complete according to Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and GSMW’s policies and procedures.
  • Manage the group funds according to GSUSA and GSMW policies and procedures.
  • Be guided in all actions by the Girl Scout Mission, Promise, and Law.
  • Remain informed about and comply with the most current policies, procedures, and guidelines of GSMW and GSUSA.

Qualifications and core competencies:

  • Girl focus: Empower girls to lead activities, learn by doing, and cooperate with others on current issues that involve their interests and needs, while having fun.
  • Personal integrity: Demonstrate dependability, honesty, and credibility.
  • Adaptability: Adjust, modify own behavior, and remain flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and environments.
  • Oral communication: Express ideas and facts clearly and accurately.
  • Foster diversity: Understand, respect, and embrace differences.
  • Computer skills: Access to e-mail and the internet.
  • Additional requirements:
    • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record (if applicable)
    • Must become a registered member of GSUSA
    • Complete required coursework as assigned and provided by GSMW and GSUSA

Troop Assistant      Summary: The Troop Assistant has the enthusiasm and ability to generate girls’ interests and curiosities about the ways they can discover themselves, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). The nature of this position requires the individual to provide direct service to girls.

Term of appointment: The Troop Assistant is appointed for a 1 year term that is renewable upon completion of evaluation processes. This position requires an average of 5-7 hrs/month.

Supervision: The Troop Assistant reports to the Troop Leader.

Support: The Troop Assistant receives support, guidance, and encouragement from the Troop Leader and other direct-service volunteers. She or he has access to relevant learning opportunities and materials that prepare for and support this role.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Troop Leader in implementing fun, interactive, girl-led activities to deliver the GSLE to girls by completing tasks as assigned.
  • Ensure that the program offered aligns to the GSLE by utilizing Journey books and The Girl’s Guide toGirl Scouting,customized with additional local experiences.
  • Attend troop meetings and assist with activities.
  • Serve as a positive example for girls by modeling positive attributes such as reliability, respect for others, inclusiveness, and a positive attitude.
  • Support and encourage girls in attaining desired goals and awards.
  • Communicate effectively and deliver presentations and information to the individual or group.
  • Be guided in all actions by the Girl Scout Mission, Promise, and Law.
  • Remain informed about and comply with the most current policies, procedures, and guidelines of GSMW and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA).

Qualifications and core competencies:

  • Girl focus: Empower girls to lead activities, learn by doing, and cooperate with others on current issues that involve their interests and needs, while having fun.
  • Personal integrity: Demonstrate dependability, honesty, and credibility.
  • Adaptability: Adjust, modify own behavior, and remain flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and environments.
  • Oral communication: Express ideas and facts clearly and accurately.
  • Foster diversity: Understand, respect, and embrace differences.
  • Computer skills: Access to e-mail and the Internet.
  • Additional requirements:
    • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record (if applicable)
    • Must become a registered member of GSUSA
    • Complete required coursework as assigned and provided by GSMW and GSUSA

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