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Volunteer Resources

Welcome to the Council Volunteer Resources page!
Here you will find all that you need to prepare and facilitate your council volunteer opportunities. We have resources for trainers, delegates, troop leaders, service units, camp directors, and those involved with Adventurers. 

Thank you for volunteering with Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline!

Trainers

Welcome to the Council Trainer Resources! 
Here you will find all that you need to prepare and facilitate your council training sessions, and stay abreast of important dates for Spring Trainer Meetings, Annual Conference of Trainers, and Training for Trainers!

Online Forms for Trainers:
GS102 Training Kit
GS103 Training Kit
New Leader Orientation Training Kit
Advancement Request
Training Publicity Request
Council Trainer Procedures

Be sure to post your "Best Practices" training tips to share with other council trainers right here! Got a tip or trick that you would like to share? Please email it to Jodi and she'll start a list here to share.

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Spring Trainer Meetings

2017 Spring Trainer Meetings dates will be shared in The Girl Scout Connection e-newsletter in February 2017.

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Training for Trainers 2016

July 29, 7 PM – July 30, 6 PM - both dates required
Camp Sacajawea, Lynchburg
Registration soon-to-come in eBiz.

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2016 Annual Conference of Trainers (ACT)

Council Trainers
September 9-10, 2016
Friday, 6 PM – Saturday, 4 PM
Icimani Adventure Center, Roanoke
Register here on eBiz

What is Annual Conference of Trainers?
ACT is a time to provide procedures, updates, and workshops for continued education for new and experienced council trainers to help fine tune training skills and knowledge.

What do we expect to accomplish at ACT?

  • Welcome and on-board new trainers
  • Provide GSVSC council procedures (updates) for council trainers
  • Discuss what's new for online & in-person trainings
  • Workshops!
  • Assess training teams & delivery of council trainings – are we providing a consistent message?
  • Discuss Recruitment, Progression & Succession of council trainers
  • Set council trainer goals (Personal & Team Goals)
  • Set dates for Spring Trainers Meetings – bring your calendar!
  • Elect council delegates
  • Show appreciation for your time
  • Have fun!

Do I have to attend ACT every year?
No, currently council trainers are required to attend ACT every other year. However, we are asking every council trainer to attend ACT 2016, if possible. We have lots to share in regards to what is new with online and in-person trainings. To help us prepare for ACT and keep records of your progression as a trainer, we ask that you register for ACT in eBiz.

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Questions?

Jodi Brodkin
Volunteer Services Director
540-661-0471

Invite-a-Friend to Train!
As a council trainer, you are aware there is always a need for more trainers. So, help spread the word by inviting other committed Girl Scout volunteers to join us. You know what fun the trainers have when they get together! So, spread the word by reading the following, and email to volunteers you'd recommend becoming trainers.

Council Trainers Needed!
Have you enjoyed a Girl Scout training you attended? Could you see yourself helping new leaders? We are in need of more volunteer council trainers, especially for Outdoor Education, GS 102 & GS 103, Event Planning, and Bronze, Silver, and Gold workshops. As a volunteer organization, we are always in need of trainers to help provide the most accurate information to our leaders, volunteers and older girls. If you love Girl Scouting, this is a great way to volunteer. Trainers are needed in all areas of the Council (especially more rural areas) to bring training closer to each Girl Scout Community.

Trainers are adults who:

  • Work effectively with other adults and/or older girls
  • Serve as role models for adult volunteers
  • Are dedicated to and support the principles of Girl Scouting
  • Like a flexible Girl Scout commitment
  • Are responsible, dependable and follow through on their commitment
Delegates

Welcome to the Council Delegate Resources! 
Here you will find all that you need to prepare and facilitate your council delegate opportunities.

Online Forms for Council Delegates:
Delegate & Substitute Delegate Roster (#1369)
Council Delegate & Alternate Delegate Position Description (#1608)
Delegate Self-Study (#1358)
National Council Delegate Application (#1610)
National Delegate Position Description (#1611)
Delegate Manual (#1357)
At-Large Group Participation Declaration (#1356)
GSVSC Bylaws (#1364)
GSVSC Policies (#1366)
GSUSA Blue Book of Basic Documents 2017

Troop Leaders
Service Units

Service Unit Roundtables
Monthly presentations of the latest & greatest Girl Scout information. 

April 6: Webinar Recording & Playdeck (PDF)
May 25: Webinar Recording & Playdeck (PDF)
June 22: Webinar Recording & Playdeck (PDF)  

Camp Directors

Welcome to the Council Camp Director Resources! 
Here you will find all that you need to prepare and facilitate your council camp directorship.

Materials/Resources/Forms for Summer Camps:
Information Needed on Vehicles and Drivers (#2265)
Camp Site Information and Summer Camp Medical Emergency Plan (#2138)
Incident Report (#1089)
Camp Attendance Report (#2158)
Camp Consignment Order (#1064c)
Volunteer Led Camp Financial Report (#2421)
Camper Early Release Sign-Out (#2636)
Daily Camp Attendance Record (#2157)
Program Center Use Report (#2111)
Unit Staff Report of Session (#2416)
Camp Director's Report (#2414)
Inventory of Summer Camp Equipment (#2089)
Position Description- Camp Pathway Facilitator (#1721)
Camp Staff Evaluation (#2415)
Camper Evaluation (#2137)
CIT Application (#2630)
Camp Program Assistant Application (#2652)
CIT II Application (#2666)
Camp Directors Manual 2017
2017 Site Inspection Form

Summer Camps Marketing Materials
Below are the three pieces we offer to personalize for your summer camp marketing needs:

> camp flyer (8.5x11, 2-sided sheet)
> camp packet (booklet style, 11x17 folded, 2-sided, 8 pages)
> camp bookmark (can use for 2017 or a save the date to give your campers for 2018)

These pieces are black&white on color paper if used with our current Girl Scout members OR full-color if used to promote to the greater public like school flyerings and festival displays. 

To order, contact our marketing team at printing@gsvsc.org
(ONLY FOR GS OF VIRGINIA SKYLINE MEMBERS)

Please include the following information with your order:
1. Camp Name
2. Material(s) Requesting
3. Date Needed By
4. Total Quantity
5. Paper Color (nternal marketing) or Full Color (external marketing)
6. Email PDF for own printing OR Mail to Address OR Pickup/Delivery Info

Adventurers

Welcome to the Adventurers Resources! 
Here you will find all that you need to prepare and facilitate your Adventurers experience.

Online Forms for Adventurers:
Swim Certification
Adventurers Adventure Application (#2243)
Girl Health Examination (#2078)
Girl Health History (#2072)
Adventurers Event Registration (#2277)
Adventurers Event Coordinator Notebook (#2282)
Camp, Event, and Training Publicity Request (#2345)

Program Collaborators

More information coming soon!