Volunteers

There’s a Webinar for That! Volunteer Learning Opportunities at GSWO

Our council is committed to providing a volunteer experience that’s easy, enriching, and impactful. Having quality resources to help our volunteers in their roles is an important part of reaching that goal. To do this we redesigned our learning opportunities to be more accessible to volunteers across all of western Ohio!

A large part of that redesign was creating webinar-based learning opportunities that can be reviewed on your mobile device or laptop, at a time and place that fits into your busy schedule. It’s a brave new webinar world, volunteers!

So where do you find our webinars?

All of our webinars and information on other important volunteer trainings and resources can be found at gswo.org in our Volunteer Resources section under Learning Opportunities. There you can find links to trainings and resources like Girl Scouting 101, Troop Start Up, Camp, Troop Financial Management, Transportation and Safety, and Webinars for volunteers for a variety of roles.

Not sure what is required of your role? Check out this guide.

What webinars are available?

There are so many topics for webinars and more are being scheduled for our 2017-2018 membership year. Right now we have the below webinar recordings available, and we’ll be adding the fall live webinar dates and times soon so you’ll be able to join us for one or all of these interactive webinars and get vital information for a successful Girl Scout year!

Troop Meeting Tips and Tricks

Learn how to structure and run a troop meeting year round. Gather best practice techniques for gathering girl input, keeping the peace, and engaging parents. Dig deeper into some program resources to help you enhance your amazing troop experience.

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Girl Scout Journeys

Learn how amazing and impactful the Girl Scout Journey books are! You will learn how to use girl planning along with these books to design your troop year. You will also see how to incorporate service learning at all ages to prepare your girls for earning their Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards.

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Fall Product Sale Basics

Whether you are a new fall product manager or just want a refresher, join us to review a host of menu items. We will help you to get the girls excited and set sales goals for a great year. You will step up like a pro when you know how to access and use the Me2 online system, delivery and money collection procedures, and completing paperwork. This sale is a great way for girls to earn the money needed to have an active year.

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Troop Financial Management

Use these best practice tips to be a troop financial wizard. You will learn how to keep accurate records, and involve girls in troop money management, as well as money earning and troop sponsorship policies and year end reporting. This learning is required for all approved volunteers who manage troop funds.

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Handouts mentioned in the video:
Girl Scout Donor Form
Project Funding Approval Form
Tax Exemption – Ohio
Approval for Additional Troop / Group Money-Earning Project Form

Go Digital—Volunteer Toolkit

Have your Girl Scout plan at your fingertips. Learn how this comprehensive digital tool can help you and your girls plan a great year. You will be able to find and use program, badge, and meetings resources, track awards and attendance, and communicate with your caregiver/parents. It’s so easy to use!

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Cookie Basics for Troop Leaders

Become a cookie pro! You’ll learn how to set sales goals with your girls, get parents on-board to help out, and how to recruit a troop cookie manager. You will be set up for success and be able to enjoy the fun of selling world famous Girl Scout Cookies.

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The Cookie Rookie: Troop Cookie Managers

Way to go! You went to the training meeting and you jumped in. Still have questions? Bring them to this interactive session and get the support you need for your next steps. You’ve got this!

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Cookie Café: Troop Cookie Manager Webinars

Overwhelmed by that Cookie Book? We are here to help! These webinars break the Cookie Program down into three phases to make sure you have everything you need, when you need it. These webinars are designed for new and returning troop cookie managers.

Initial Order Phase Webinar: Watch the replay!
Goal Getter Phase Webinar: Watch the replay!
Booth Sale Phase Webinar: Watch the replay!

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Bridging

Is your troop advancing to a new level? We’re here to help! These webinars will help you as you bridge your troop to the next level in Girl Scouts. We’ve got resources and best practices that will make your bridging simple.

Bridge to Brownie (Daisy troop advancing to Brownie) Webinar: Watch the replay!

Bridge to Junior (Brownie troop advancing to Junior) Webinar: Watch the replay!

Bridge to Cadette (Junior troop advancing to Cadette) Webinar: Watch the replay!

Bridge to Senior/Ambassador (Cadette/ Senior troop advancing to Senior/ Ambassador) Webinar: Watch the replay! 

What a Year: Wrap-Up and Restart

You’ve laughed, you’ve cried, and you’ve made more memories than you ever dreamed! It’s time to wrap up your year and jump start the next. Learn about year-end ceremonies and fun. Kick-off next year through Early Bird registration and a sneak peek at the 2017–2018 council program activities.

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Our webinars last about 30 minutes and the live webinars offer opportunities at the end for questions. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to learn more so your troop can do more with Girl Scouts!

Got a question about a webinar recording? Contact Layla Ahlers at laylaahlers@gswo.org for more information.

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