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Girl Scout Academy- Harlingen

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Sat Aug 05, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
School of Health Professions

Sign up for this summer's Girl Scout Academy designed with our Girl Scout volunteers in mind and features informative sessions. This is a perfect opportunity to get both ideas for next year and a jump start on your planning. The sessions planned will help increase knowledge and  give you the chance to meet  volunteers, make new friends, and have fun! 


  • 10:00 a.m. Service Unit Team Retreat
  • 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch with speaker. Bring your own lunch to enjoy. 
  • 1:00 p.m. Afternoon Session 1 
    • Events and Series, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
    • Facilitating Adult Learning, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • 3:00 p.m Afternoon Session 2 
  •          Troop Finances, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.       
  •          Fall Sale Program Training, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Classes offered:
Service Unit Team Retreat: The Service Unit is the glue that holds the Girl Scout community together. It's time to start planning for the  2017-2018 Girl Scout year! Whether a seasoned veteran or perhaps you just stepped up to the Service Unit Team, this session will help your team plan your Girl Scout year and help you reach your team goals. 

Events and Series: Are you an event volunteer? This training is for you! This course is required for all volunteers before starting a series or event volunteer position. This course will cover logistics, planning, event evaluation, and working with a committee. 

Troop Finances: Managing troop finances is one of the most important jobs for a leader. This session will give you the 411 on bank accounts, sponsorship forms, financial reports, and money earning projects. 

Facilitating Adult Learning: Girl Scout Council Trainers play a crucial role in the delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. This training is new council trainers and focuses on how to deliver a learning session to a group of adult learners. You will learn ways to engage all learners and how to evaluate learning opportunities for adults. 

Fall Product Sale Program Training: Every year, registered Girl Scouts take orders from friends and family for delicious nuts and candies and magazine subscriptions as part of the Fall Product Program. By participating in this program, troops get a head start on funding their activities for the year! This training will help you to have a successful fall sale.