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Leader Playbook: Your Go-To Resource For Starting Your Troop


Your Steps to Success! p Sign up to be a TROOP LEADER at www.gsccc.org. p Complete your background check online within three days. p Log in to MyGS member community. View the GSUSA Welcome video and complete the knowledge check. p View the GSCCC New Leader Orientation video and complete the knowledge check. p Sign up to attend Council-hosted New Leader trainings. p Invite girls and parents/caregivers to join your troop. We will email your troop roster and you can view it in your Volunteer Toolkit (VTK). p You’ll get notified any time a girl joins your troop. As additional girls join, make sure to contact parents/caregivers and welcome them. p Plan and host a parents/caregivers meeting for your troop. Remember to set the date, time and location for troop meetings! p Plan and host your first troop meeting using your VTK resources. p Open your Girl Scout bank account. p Connect with your local service unit team for additional support.

We are here for you! • GSCCC team members will reach out to guide you throughout all of your steps to success. • When you first get started, we will email your troop number and ask a few quick questions to help get your troop started. • After you’ve completed your background check, you’ll receive a new leader welcome email and phone call.

CONTACT US! Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast 912 Cedar Road Chesapeake, VA 23322 customercare@gsccc.org (800)77SCOUT


Welcome to Girl Scouts! You’ve taken the right step in becoming part of Girl Scouts as a troop leader. Girl Scouts is the best girl leadership experience in the world! Only Girl Scouts brings the time-tested methods and research-backed programs that speak to the strengths of girl leadership development. The single-gender environment offered by Girl Scouts creates an inclusive, safe space in which girls are free to explore their potential and take the lead without the distractions or pressures that can be found in a coed environment. Through exciting and challenging programs, girls not only participate but also take the lead in a range of activities – from kayaking, archery, and Tracy Keller Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast Chief Executive Officer

camping, to coding, robotics, and financial literacy training and beyond! Research shows that girls’ lives can be greatly impacted by just one caring adult. For many girls that will be their Girl Scout leader. As someone who is a lifetime Girl Scout who earned the Girl Scout Gold Award – the highest award a girl may earn in Girl Scouts, I can reassure you that Girl Scouts does make a difference. My Girl Scout leaders helped me accept challenges that were outside of my comfort zone, learn to take on responsibility and

The Girl Scout

Promise

see the world through the Girl Scout Promise and Law. You, too, will find yourself in that special role for the girls you lead. You will be helping them

On my honor, I will try To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

grow up to be confident and courageous leaders!

The Girl Scout

differences they can make in their communities. With your guidance, they

Law

I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.

Serving as a troop leader is a commitment to helping girls become their very best. You will be connecting them with opportunities, encouraging them to take challenges and helping them think creatively about the will tap into their G.I.R.L. DNA and find the Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker and Leader that lives inside every girl! Thank you for saying yes to becoming a Girl Scout leader! Sincerely,

Tracy Keller Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast Chief Executive Officer


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Volunteer Toolkit For You! The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) is here to help volunteer leaders - it’s a digital planning tool that gives troop leaders program content, troop management tools, and other resources to make running a troop easier than ever.

Troop leaders/coleaders can… ● Access Journey and petal/badge troop meeting plans ● See step-by-step activity guides for each troop meeting ● View and edit troop rosters ● Manage renewals for both girls and adults ● Email parents with a single click ● Share troop meeting activities with parents/caregivers ● Record girls’ meeting attendance ● Log girls’ petal/badge and Journey achievements ● Add events and troop activities

! NEW

The Volunteer Toolkit offers multi-level troop access—and all-new program content for STEM and Outdoors, plus Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden!

Fully customizable, the Volunteer Toolkit is digitally responsive so leaders can plan and prepare practically anywhere.

Want to learn more about the Volunteer Toolkit? Just sign in at www.gsccc.org, click MY GS and check it out! The Volunteer Toolkit contains program and meeting plans for K–5 Girl Scouts (Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and K–5 multi-level). Cadette, Senior and Ambassador troops have access to features including the troop roster, national resources and all K–5 program content (if needed for working with younger troops).


Explore Volunteer Resources Amazing Leaders Are Formed, Not Born To help you be the best leader you can be this year, we encourage you to join our Facebook community, subscribe to our two blogs - Volunteer Connections blog, and GSCCC blog.

Community Partners Find a list of our community partners on our website. They offer enriched program opportunities.

Volunteer Essentials This guide includes information about how to engage girls, safety requirements, managing finances and more. The beginning of the manual serves as a quick-start guide that can be a great place to start as a brand new Girl Scout volunteer. The latest version of Volunteer Essentials can be found at www.gsccc.org.

Safety Activity Checkpoints An online list that contains everything you need to know to be prepared and keep your girls safe during a number of different kinds of activities outside of the normal Girl Scout troop meeting. These can be found in Volunteer Essentials.

GSCCC Staff Directory A resource to help you know who to contact for every question you may have during your volunteer experience. The directory can be found on our website.


THEGirl GIRLscout SCOUT LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE The Leadership Experience THE GIRL SCOUT LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE In Girl Scouts, girls follow a path to discover who they are and what they care about, connect by collaborating with

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Here are the tools to deliver the GSLE: Here are the tools to deliver the GSLE:

Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting is a binder full of information about being a Girl Scout and how Girl’s to GirlGirls Scouting is atobinder full ofbadges information about being a GirlBadge Scout Set andtied howto to earn Guide certain badges. who want earn more can add a Skill Building to earn certain badges. Girls who want to earn more badges can add a Skill Building Badge Set tied to the theme of the Journey they have chosen. the theme of the Journey they have chosen. Badges are earned when a girl masters a skill or shows increased knowledge in a particular subject. Badges earned when grade a girl masters skill or be shows increased knowledge a particular Badges areare earned at every level anda should placed on the front of the in sash or vest. subject. Badges are earned at every grade level and should be placed on the front of the sash or vest.

Patches symbolize participation as a troop or individual in a Girl Scout program or activity. Patches Patches participation a troop or individual in a Girl Scout program or activity. Patches are worn onsymbolize the back of the sash or as vest. are worn on the back of the sash or vest. Journeys include adult and girl books which guide girls through fun and challenging experiences Journeys include adult through fun and challenging experiences Journeys include adultand andgirl girlbooks bookswhich which guide girls through fun and challenging grouped around a theme, and are spread over aguide seriesgirls of sessions. Each Journey has allexperiences the important

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GOVERNING STRUCTURE GOVERNING STRUCTURE Volunteer-supervised groups of girls who participate in the Girl Scout Leadership participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Experience.

Service Units Service Units Volunteers who support the work of troops Volunteers who support the work of troops within a given territory. within a given territory.

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Volunteers heart our organization! Volunteers areare thethe heart of of our organization!

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VARIATIONS OF A TROOP

Troop Coordinator/Troop Mentor (this works well in a multi-level troop)

Traditional Traditional

Two unrelated Two unrelatedadults adultslead leadaa troop. troop. Other Other parents volunteer to help as needed. parents/caregivers volunteer to help as needed.

One adult acts as the 'administrator’, ‘administrator’, responding to emails, planning planning the the VTK VTK calendar, etc. Other parents volunteer to calendar, etc. Other parents/caregivers lead specific gradespecific levels, meetings, or volunteer to lead grade levels, activities based on skill orbased preference. meetings, or activities on skill or preference.

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All parents volunteer as troop leaders, and

All parents/caregivers volunteer as troop leaders, evenly divide responsibility by interest and/ and evenly divide responsibility by or skill set. interest and/or skill set.

down on troop dues.

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Four Hours, For Her.

On my honor, I will...not do this alone. Troops excel when parents take part. Parents, friends and other family members can provide time, experience and ideas to a new Onget mythem honor,involved I will… notfrom do this troop, so thealone. very Troops excel when parents take part. beginning. Girls who have family support and participation in their Girl Scout adventures are Parents, friends andScouts. other family more likely to stay in Girl

members can provide time, experience ideas to a newcan: troop, so get them Familyandvolunteers involved from the very beginning. • Manage cookie program as a troop Girlstroop who have family support and participation in their Girl Scout cookie chair adventures are more likely to stay • Coordinate communication (i.e. to Facebook in Girl Scouts. Ask your parents group, parents/caregivers emails, etc.) volunteer four hours this year 4Her!

• Volunteer to get first-aid certified to help with activities • Manage troop funds and bank account as the troop treasurer • Offer to host and facilitate meetings in a location that is convenient for you or coordinate the use of a local venue (church, library, rec center, school) • Organize badge work for the troop; rotate leading badge activities • Organize community service projects and activities for the troop • And more! Family volunteers can: • Manage troop cookie program as a Troop Cookie Manager • Coordinate communication (i.e. Facebook group, parent emails, etc.) • Volunteer to get First Aid certified to help with activities • Manage troop funds & bank account as the troop volunteer • Offer to host & facilitate meetings in your home or coordinate the use of a local venue (church, library, rec center, school) • Organize badge work for the troop; rotate leading badge activities • Organize community service projects & activities for the troop • And more! 8

SHAPING YOUR TROOP EXPERIENCE Before you hold your first troop meeting, consider the support and resources you will need throughout the year. We recommend holding a friends & family meeting to rally additional parent volunteers.

Tips for structuring your troop: Troop Formation Troops may be assigned by grade level or leaders may choose to facilitate multi-level troops with girls of all ages combined into one troop.

Meetings Determine the frequency of your meetings and the meeting/activity schedule. Use the online Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) to help you through this process. • Most troops meet twice per month but you can choose a schedule that works best for you. • Your meeting space should be somewhere safe, clean and secure that allows all girls to participate. Some great meeting space ideas include: schools, churches, libraries, and community centers.

Meeting Structure Girl Scouts is designed to be girl-led. Talk to the girls and parents about what they’d like to get out of Girl Scouts this year. • Think about how you want to lead. Do you want to run every troop meeting? Consider rotating the responsibility with the different members of your troop. Parent & girl can team up to lead one meeting each.

Cost Consider supply costs – does your troop need to charge monthly or annual dues to help offset costs? Will you charge families per activity? It’s important about financial expectations to talk talkwith withparents/caregivers parents about financial expectations up front. Assign a parent volunteer to help manage troop finances.

Communication Keep everyone in the loop. Make sure parents know when and where your activities will be and how they can help.

Make sure you’re having fun!



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Ask for support and help at troop meetings and outings Set clear expectations for the troop including troop dues, meeting/activity schedule, fina obligations, uniforms, etc. Brainstorm all of the exciting things your troop wants to do this year

Your Parent/Caregiver Meeting

Hold a Parent/Caregiver Meeting Meeting Preparation Checklist

• Get to know your Girl Scouts and their families. Ask for support help attime troop and meetings and outings. LJ • Arrange for a and meeting place such as your home, local school, church or library. • Set clear expectations for the troop, including troop dues, meeting/activity schedule, financial LJ Use your troop roster in MyGS (log in found in the top right corner of gsccc.org) to invite obligations, and uniforms. and • parents Brain storm all girls. of the exciting things your troop wants to do this year!

LJ Meeting Print outPreparation copies of the Health History Forms (gsccc.org/forms) for each girl and adult who is registered with the troop. (Completed p Arrange for a meeting time and place such as your home, local school, church or library. copies of this form stay on file with you as the troop leader.) p Use your troop roster in MyGS (login found in the top right hand corner of gsccc.org) to invitethe all parents and girls. LJ Use 4Her cards to enlist parent support

at gsccc.org). p (download Print out copies of the Health History Forms for each girl and adult who is registered with the troop (completed copies of this form stay on file with you as the troop leader).

LJ Arrange for another adult to do a craft or activity with the girls while you talk with the par p Arrange for another adult to do an activity with the girls while you talk to the parents.

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NOW NOW YOU YOU ARE ARE READY READY TO TO MEET MEET

THERE THERE ARE ARE SIX SIX PARTS PARTS OF OF A A TROOP TROOP MEETING MEETING Organizing your meeting is easy with the new Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) - your one-stop resource to planning your entireyour yearmeeting as a troop leader. simple guideToolkit below(VTK) will give you the framework how a typical Organizing is easy with This the new Volunteer – your one-stop resource for to planning your entire year as a runs. troop The leader (gsnetx.org/vtk). Thisinsimple guidewith below will give you the framework for how a typical meeting meeting VTK will help you fill the holes specific activities and timelines. runs. The VTK will help you fill in the holes with specific activities and timelines.

Most important – your meetings should be fun!

1 Start Up – Plan activities for girls as they arrive at the meeting so they have something to do until the meeting begins. It could be as simple as coloring pages, journaling or talking with each other (5 minutes).

2 Opening – Girls decide and lead their meeting opening – most begin with the Girl Scout Promise and Law, a simple flag ceremony, song, game, story or other activity. (5-10 minutes).

3 Business – This is the time to let girls plan their upcoming meetings or

decide what council events they want to attend as a troop, collect dues and make announcements (5-10 minutes).

4 Activities – Support your troop as they complete their per-selected

activities to work towards badges and journeys. This portion of the meeting should be heavily girl-led with the troop leader aiding on the side. (30-45 minutes).

5 Clean Up – Girl Scouts should always leave a place cleaner than they found it! (5 minutes).

6 Closing – Just like the opening, each troop can decide how to close –

with a song, a game, or a story (5-10 minutes). As caregivers arrive, provide any important updates or reminders about upcoming meetings and activities.

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HOW TO DRESS FOR SUCCESS Uniforms connect me to Girl Scout traditions displaying my accomplishments and creating memories to last a lifetime

DAISIES K & 1ST

The only required insignia is the membership pin

BROWNIES 2ND & 3RD

I may choose to purchase a vest or sash to display my badges and patches

JUNIORS 4TH & 5TH

My troop will discuss which uniform elements we want to purchase so we all look the same

My troop leader may collect money from parents to purchase uniforms

Or, they may ask parents to purchase our own items from the GSCCC shop

CADETTES 6TH - 8TH

SENIORS 9TH & 10TH

AMBASSADORS 11TH & 12TH

Visit of our shop locations to purchase uniforms, kits andOur more. Our shop Visit oneone of our shop locations to purchase uniforms, starterstarter kits and more. shop staff are staff are here to help! Shop anytime at gsnetx.org/shop here to help! Shop anytime at www.gsccc.org. GSNETX Service Centers & Shops

A) JoAnn Fogg (Headquarters) 6001 Summerside Dr. Dallas, TX 75252 972.349.2416 JAFShop@gsnetx.org B) Collin Area Service Center and Shop 190 E. Stacy Road, Ste 1512 Allen, TX 75002 972.912.3030 CASCShop@gsnetx.org C) Denton Area Service Center and Shop 2317 W. University Dr., Ste 167 Denton, TX 76201 940.243.1314 DSCShop@gsnetx.org

D) East Texas Regional Service Center and Shop 9126 Hwy. 271 Tyler, TX 75708 903.526.2007 ETRCShop@gsnetx.org

F) Highland Village Service Center and Shop 1850 Justin Road, Ste A Highland Village, TX 75077 972.318.1300 HVShop@gsnetx.org

(council headquarters)

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E) Grayson Area Service Center and Shop Camp Rocky Point 1243 Hanna Drive Dennison, TX 75020 903.465.5270 BBridges@gsnetx.org

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G) Paris Regional Service Center and Shop 47 Camp Gambill Drive Sumner, TX 75486 903.784.0803 PRSCShop@gsnetx.org

H) Southern Sector Service Center and Shop 8705 South Hampton Road Dallas, TX 75232 214.946.7075 SSSCShop@gsnetx.org

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spent, from funding a troop camping trip to funding their Bronze Award. Girls When Girl Scouts participate in the Cookie Program, their troops earn also haveproceeds opportunities to earn badges! Participation in the Cookie Program from each package sold. Troops decide how their cookie funds is optional, but highly encouraged. are spent, from funding a troop camping trip to funding their Bronze Award. The 2017 average profit per troop was nearly $1200. The Cookie Program also

Troop leaders receive information about getting started in late fall. In preparation gives Girl Scouts the opportunity to earn badges. Participation in the Cookie for the program, which runs Program is optional, butJanuary-March, highly encouraged.we encourage you to ask for parent help early! Helping can be as simple as picking up cookies for the Troop leaders receive information about getting started or in the Cookiea cookie troop, managing the cookie software system (ebudde), hosting Program in late fall. In preparation for the program, which runs JanuaryThe – rally. Ask another volunteer to take the lead as a troop cookie chair. February, we encourage you to ask for parent help early! Helping can be as cookie chair is an extremely valuable member of your troop leadership team, simple as picking up cookies for the troop, managing the online software taking ownership of this or important program you continue normal troop system (eBudde), hosting a cookie rally.while Ask another volunteer to take the operations. lead for your troop by being the Troop Cookie Manager (TCM). The TCM is an extremely valuable member of your troop leadership team, taking ownership of this important program while you continue normal troop operations.

5 SKILLS GAINED THROUGH GIRL SCOUT COOKIE PROGRAM

The Girl Scout Cookie Program THE GIRL SCOUT When girls participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, their troops earn COOKIE PROGRAM proceeds from each package sold. Troops decide how their cookie funds are

GOAL SETTING how to develop a business plan

DECISION MAKING think critically and solve problems

MONEY MANAGEMENT directly handle customer money

BUSINESS ETHICS develop positive values like honesty and integrity

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PEOPLE SKILLS engage with members of the community and develop confidence


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GREAT THINGS Great Things know TO KNOW ABOUTto TROOP FINANCES

about troop finances Bank Account

All troops should establish a bank account with two unrelated adult signers for collection of optional troop dues, Bank Account payment of troop supplies and activities and the cookie program. (gsnetx.org/forms or achanging a Girl Scouts andadult ACH Registration") All troops should"Opening establish bank account withBank two Account unrelated signers for collection of optional

troop dues, payment of troop supplies and activities, and managing the Cookie Program. Troop Dues

Many troops decide to collect troop dues as a way to help provide start-up funding for troop activities and supplies. Troop Dues These could range from $1-$2 per meeting, to $30-$40 for the entire school year paid all at one time. It’s completely Many troops towhat collect troop as a way to help provide start-up funding for troop activities up to each troopdecide to decide works best dues for them.

and supplies. These could range from $1-$2 per meeting, to $30-$40 for the entire school year paid all at one time. It’s completely up to each troop to decide what works best for them. Money-earning Activities

The Cookie Program is the primary money-earning activity for a troop. If a troop participates in the Cookie Program, they may also opt to participate in a limited number of additional fundraising activities Money-earning Activities (gsnetx.org/volunteerpolicies).

The Cookie Program is the primary money-earning activity for the troop. If a troop participates in the Cookie Program, they may also opt to participate in a limited number of fund raising activities. Financial Reporting and Receipts

To stay organized, troop leadership should use receipts to help track any incoming funds, outgoing expenses, and cookie Financial activities. EveryReporting Girl Scout troopand shouldReceipts report out to troop parents about finances at least three times per year.

To stay organized, troop leaders should use receipts to help track incoming funds and outgoing expenses. Every Girl Scout troop should report finance activities to troop parents at least three times Tax Exemption As a 501 (c)3 nonprofit, volunteers can utilize our tax exempt form when purchasing supplies and materials (except at per year. the GSNETX Shop). The tax exempt form is found online at gsnetx.org/forms.

Tax Exemption

Assistance As aFinancial 501(c)3 nonprofit, volunteers can utilize our tax exempt form when purchasing supplies and

Financial difficulties shouldn’t stand in the way of a Girl Scout’s participation. Any member needing financial materialsfor (except at thecan GSCCC tax exempt form is found www.gsccc.org. assistance membership requestShop). it. OtherThe financial assistance is available foronline books, at badges, uniforms, and programs, and can be requested online at gsnetx.org/forms (select financial assistance form).

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Camp Burke’s Mill Pond

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast offers resident, day and troop camping at five sites:

Gloucester York

A Place for Girls Chesapeake, VA

Camp Darden Courtland, VA

Camp Skimino Williamsburg, VA

Camp Burke’s Mill Pond Gloucester, VA

Camp Apasus Norfolk, VA

Find property details on our website.

Williamsburg

Board of Directors Elected by Council membership, these volunteer women and men serve on the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast Board of Directors. They establish policy, approve budgets and set direction for the Council.

Camp Skimino

Newport News

Peninsula Service Center

Surry

Camp Darden

Poquoson Hampton Norfolk

Isle of Wight

Southampton

Portsmouth Suffolk

Franklin

Virginia Beach

A Place for Girls Elizabeth City Field Center

Camden

Gates

Currituck Pasquotank

Chief Executive Officer.............Tracy Keller

Chowan

Secretary......................................Sunny Smith

Camp Apasus

Chesapeake

Hertford

Chair of the Board......................Carolene Goodwyn-Harris

Mathews

James City

Kitty Hawk Field Center

Perquimans

Bertie

Vice Chair......................................Barbara Tierney Treasurer.......................................Megan Poppe Members-at-Large: Avery Berge

Maria Mills

Dr. Ann Campbell

Lara Overy

Maria Chenault-Herbert

Carolyn Pittman

Tricia Hudson

Ellis Pretlow

Lu Ann Klevecz

Marie Vesely

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