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Need Some Basic Outdoor and Camping Tips? There’s A YouTube Video For That!

We live in the age of instant access. It’s truly amazing the amount of information (in multiple formats!) that you can access with just your smart phone! And for Girl Scout volunteers, it’s never been easier to find great tutorial videos and tips for getting your troop outdoors and camp out ready. Awesome, right? So where do you find these videos? While the web has endless outdoor focused videos and resources, one of our favorite places for outdoor video tutorials is Girl Scouts  ...

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Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Troop Leaders, Super Power Your Year With the Volunteer Toolkit

The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) is an awesome digital tool to help you manage your time and your troop. You can use it to renew troop members, communicate with caregivers, plan your year, track attendance and badges earned, and submit your troop’s finances. Girl Scouts of the USA maintains this resource and will continue to update content and features to better meet the needs of our busy Girl Scout volunteers. So consider it your new digital assistant! Have you taken it for a test drive yet?  ...

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Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

4 Reasons to Attend Your Local Volunteer Meeting

As we look ahead to one of our busiest times of year (the Girl Scout Cookie Sale is coming!) with packed schedules full of school events, troop events, and (please!) family time, it can be hard to add another meeting to your calendar. And in the hustle and bustle what meeting often gets left out (or forgotten)? The local Girl Scout volunteer meetings, or as we call them, the Service Unit meeting. What’s a Service Unit meeting? These meetings are generally held monthly and led by other  ...

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Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Upcoming Webinars: Online Support for Busy Volunteers

It can be hectic getting your troop organized and ready to go for the year, right? To help you out, we have a few webinars on popular topics and resources to make your life a little simpler! You’ll be able to ask questions, connect to other leaders, and learn vital information for a successful Girl Scout year! Register by using the link next to each live webinar time, or view the recorded webcast posted on the Learning page of our website under “webinars” at your  ...

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