Leader Tips: November 2009 Archives

There are as many ways to raise troop funds as there are troops!  And there are a few things to keep in mind before you get started. 

First, troops must get permission from the council before asking for financial or in-kind gifts from organizations, businesses, corporations, foundations, or individuals.  This is so the council can make sure there isn't confusion among potential donors, or that donors who have already provided community grants aren't asked repeatedly for more donations by individual troops.

Many businesses, such as Wal-Mart and Target, have generously provided community grants and allowed employee donations. The Council earmarks these funds for girl assistance in the geographic area that the company serves. 

The council contact person is Tonya Howard at 800-239-6636, ext. 2802 or thoward@girlscoutssa.org.  She can tell you what you need to know!

 

 

Did you know that GSUSA has insurance for accidents that may occur during council sponsored activities?  The amount covered for some of the benefits has increased.  (These are not all of the benefits, just the ones with increased amounts).

Mutual of Omaha is pleased to announce increased benefit amounts within the GSUSA basic activity accident and optional insurance plans effective Oct. 1, 2009. In all plans, the maximum allowable expense will increase for the following benefits:

  • Surface Ambulance - from $2,500 to $3,000
  • Air Ambulance - from $4,000 to $5,000
  • Counseling Services - from $1,500 to $2,500

For more information on activity insurance, please call your troop leader or field executive.

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The holiday season is upon us and that means parades!  We have received several inquiries lately about Girl Scout participation in Christmas parades. Girl Scouts are allowed (and encouraged!) to participate in parades. Do keep in mind the appropriateness of the organization sponsoring the parade and the readiness of your girls. If you wish to participate in a parade, please notify Mary Anne Brutkiewicz (extension 1202) and include the date, time, place, purpose, and grade level participating. As always, be sure and follow the rules of Safety Wise:

 

·         Make sure that floats drawn by trucks and automobiles are covered by automobile insurance in the name of the vehicle owners.

·         Float construction is safe and secured to the body of the float and vehicle.

·         Riders have a secure handhold or safety harness if standing or secure seating.

·         Floats are not overcrowded.

·         Participants do not walk close to moving floats.

·         An adult accompanies girls on any moving float.

·         Girls are not allowed to distribute anything to onlookers from the float: no throws.

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The holiday season is upon us and that means parades!  We have received several inquiries lately about Girl Scout participation in Christmas parades. Girl Scouts are allowed (and encouraged!) to participate in parades. Do keep in mind the appropriateness of the organization sponsoring the parade and the readiness of your girls. If you wish to participate in a parade, please notify Mary Anne Brutkiewicz (extension 1202) and include the date, time, place, purpose, and grade level participating. As always, be sure and follow the rules of Safety Wise:

 

·         Make sure that floats drawn by trucks and automobiles are covered by automobile insurance in the name of the vehicle owners.

·         Float construction is safe and secured to the body of the float and vehicle.

·         Riders have a secure handhold or safety harness if standing or secure seating.

·         Floats are not overcrowded.

·         Participants do not walk close to moving floats.

·         An adult accompanies girls on any moving float.

·         Girls are not allowed to distribute anything to onlookers from the float: no throws.

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