Welcome back to a brand new Girl Scout year! The checklist below will give you the information you need to help your service unit have a smooth start to fall.
New for Troops
□ Your Troop Support Team – the K-5 and 6-12 Troop Support Managers — are excited to provide the support and guidance you need in order to lead your troop!
□ Forms – find new, simplified forms on our website for all of your activities, product programs and more! Use the Event/Activity/Trip Checklist to see all your planning steps at a glance, and be sure to fill out our new Overnight/Trip Application if you and your Girl Scouts will be away from home for one night or more.
□ Troop First Aid/CPR Support – Does your troop have an adult member certified in First Aid and CPR? Have that individual select the Troop First Aid/CPR Support position on the Opportunity Catalog.
Fall Product Program (October 2-23)
□ A Product Program Permission Event link was sent to the parents of all Girl Scouts currently registered for the 2015-2016 year on August 27. If you know anyone who missed their email, have them register for this event to give their permission for the Fall Product Program!
□ Service Unit Product Chairs and Troop Product Managers: Be sure to fill out your agreement forms to opt-in to your roles for the 2015 Fall Product Program!
□ SUPCs will receive troop materials between August 13 and September 4, and a training to help you get ready for this year will be held September 3. Interested in becoming the SUPC? Email us at email@example.com.
New Girl Scouts
□ Do you need some ideas about how to get girls excited about Girl Scouts? Check out our special training webinar on August 31 at 6:30 p.m.!
Planning Service Unit Events
□ Did you know that service unit events and activities can now be shared across the council on our website, AND be open for online registration using Cookie Dough & Munch Money? Check out our website for more info.
□ Remind troops to hold a parent meeting!
□ Get to know the families of the girls, plan for upcoming activities, and find additional volunteers for the troops.
□ Cookie Dough expires September 15. Cookie Dough can be used for purchases in the council shop and registration for events and travel opportunities.
□ Troop and Service Unit Financial Reports are past due. You can find the report on our website.
□ Volunteer Toolkit – A new and fully customizable web app that helps you quickly plan and organize your troop’s activities (and so much more)!
□ How to view your 2016 Troop rosters.