Results tagged “Policies” from GSSA Leader Blog: The Virtual Volunteer

We all know that going to an event requires preparation.  

There are things that we find handy to take with us, and there are items we must take with us.  

There are also items we must leave with our at-home contact.

And finally, there are Hold Harmless Forms that must be on file at the Council

What are these must haves?

What are the must haves for an event or trip?

·         Health History Forms (sealed in envelope with each driver)

·         Parent Permission Forms

·         Hold-Harmless Forms (originals on file at Council)

·         First-Aid trained individual with a First-Aid Kit

·         Troop roster with emergency contact numbers (with each driver)

·         Maps, destination address & phone numbers  (with each driver)

·         Trip itinerary (with each driver)

·         Copy of reservations, confirmation letters, etc.

 

Who else needs stuff?

The Council needs the original Hold Harmless Form for each person

 

The at-home contact needs

·         Troop roster with emergency contact numbers (with each driver)

·         Maps, destination address & phone numbers  (with each driver)

·         Trip itinerary (with each driver)

·         Copy of reservations, confirmation letters, etc.

 

 

Prepare in advance to make your Scouting life easier!

·         check Safety-Activity Checkpoint for each type of activity and make sure you have the correct ratio of adults to girls

·         verify every girls is a registered member and every adult is registered & approved

·         for day trips, notify SU contact of travel plans and verify that you have copies of    driver's license and auto insurance cards

·         if a vehicle is rented, complete a vehicle rental application form

·         for overnight trips, complete the Overnight Trip/Camping Application

·         Remember, caravanning (following a lead driver) is not permitted - everyone should have directions!

 

When we have everything we need, we can relax and enjoy the event!

 

We have received many suggestions about rewarding girls who participate in either the Fall Product or the Cookie programs (or both).  We are eager to make sure these special girls are honored, as well, and as a result, we are delighted to announce our new Entrepreneur Discount!  Girls who sell either $75 in Fall Products OR 2 cases of cookies (24 boxes) will be entitled to a special discount for council-sponsored programs. 

The amount of the discount will vary, depending on the program.  This is because some programs require significantly more staff support to coordinate.  Since product sales provide a large part of the funding for our staff and programs, it just makes sense that girls who sell products get a larger discount in these cases. This also means that some of our most exciting events will have the biggest Entrepreneur Discount!

New Members: new Girl Scouts will be able to register for programs at the discounted price until the end of the Fall Product sale.  If they have sold $75 in Fall Products, they will continue to receive the discount.  If not, they will pay the regular program fee until after the Cookie Sale. If they sell 2 cases of cookies, they will then receive the discount for the following year.

Returning Members: did you sell $75 in Fall Product last year, or two cases of cookies? If so, great!  You have earned the discount through Cookie Sale 2014.  If, at that time, you have met either of these goals, you will continue to receive the discount for another year.

We hope your troop will enjoy the Entrepreneur Discount - it's a well-deserved recognition of the energy and time invested by our girls, as they learn important life skills in the most delicious way possible!

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