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

Some of the most memorable moments in a Girl Scout's life happen while attending special events and taking trips. However, there are requirements and forms to complete before you can be on your way. 


All trips require adherence to Safety-Wise and GSSA Policies and Procedures found in Volunteer Essentials, especially with regards to permission slips.  Permission slips and health history forms must be completed and available to responsible parties for the duration of the trip. All the necessary forms can be found on the Forms and Resources page at


Troops planning any overnight trip must receive permission from Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama. The Overnight Trip/Camping Application is also available on our Forms and Resources page at  This form must be completed and forwarded to Cheryl Miller at two to four weeks (depending on the length of trip) prior for approval.  Cheryl is also available to answer any questions you may have regarding troop trips.


Trips lasting three or more nights, (not including a federal holiday) require the troop to purchase additional GSUSA insurance from the council.


More information about planning and taking trips with your girls is available in Volunteer Essentials.


Did you ever wish that all the answers to the most common questions about Girl Scouting in southern Alabama could be found in one place?  Here it is:

????         the whats: programs, badges, meetings, awards, cookies and more;

????         the whys: council policies, how they work, when to use them; and

????         the hows: taking trips, understanding your girls, and getting the most out of your leadership role.


Volunteer Essentials is your guidebook to the world of Girl Scouting!  Volunteer Essentials can be found here, or on our Forms and Resources page under Publications.


In addition to Volunteer Essentials, you will also find many more forms for girls and adults, and training and volunteer materials on our Web site. Please check the site regularly for updates and also subscribe to The Virtual Volunteer for even more of the news you need to know.

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