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Thursday, 29 August 2013 22:53
Category: Volunteers
Written by Hits: 6147

Be a Volunteer Council Trainer- Facilitator

 

GSGST Trainer-Facilitator Interest Form

Would you like to share your enthusiasm for Girl Scouting with others? Would you be willing to conduct leadership courses, outdoor education courses, or specialty courses? If so, just complete the form above or send an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."> to be considered for a council facilitator position. 
 

 Frequently-Asked Questions about Becoming a Council Trainer- Facilitator

  1. What does a facilitator do? A council Trainer-facilitator has the responsibility for facilitating adult learning for adult Girl Scout volunteers to enable participants to carry out their specific Girl Scout volunteer responsibilities.
  2. What types of courses does a Trainer-facilitator teach? There are several types of course areas: Such as-  Leadership Essentials, First Aid/CPR,Outdoor Courses., Level Roundtables, Ceremonies, SWAPS, etc.  Training-facilitators decide what areas they would like to train.  
  3. What time commitment is required? Council Trainer-facilitators are asked to complete an agreed upon number of classes for the year.
  4. What does it cost? The Trainer-Facilitating Adult Learning course is FREE!
  5. What is the certification process? The council Trainer-facilitator certification process for Trainer-facilitators consists of four parts. The first is attending the Trainer- Facilitating Adult Learning course. Second- new Trainer-facilitators co-teach with other experienced trainers over a period of at least one year. Third, facilitators are also invited to  attend a weekend Trainer's conference,which is held in May.  Fourth- Trainer-facilitator's are encouraged to train at any of the four Volunteer Conference's and or Girl Scout Academies.
  1. Who can be a trainer-faciliatator? Any adult interested in being apprentice facilitators must have two years of Girl Scout  experience.
  2. Who can become a teen trainer-facilitator?  Ambassador Girl Scouts


For more information, please contact:

 

Terry Blevins

Director of Volunteer Services

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104 W. River St..

Victoria, Texas 77901

(361) 573-6451 or 800-865-3069

Fax: (361) 579-0988

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caroline Roel 

Volunteer Services Manager

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202 E. Madison

Harlingen, Texas 78550  

Fax: 956-425-9602
1-800-477-2688

Thursday, 29 August 2013 22:41
Category: Volunteers
Written by Hits: 761

These procedures apply to all leaders and volunteers with responsibility for girls and participants at official Girl Scout activities. It is very important that these steps are followed consistently in any emergency situation. NOTE: The following procedures are provided to Girl Scout volunteers on postcard-size cards. Remember to keep your card with you, readily available for quick reference in case of emergency.

 

  1. Always have someone in the group as the designee to call 911.
  2. Remain calm.
  3. Give priority attention to providing all possible care for the injured.
  4. Secure emergency medical services and law enforcement as appropriate.
  5. Report the emergency immediately by calling GSGST 956-495-6142
  6. In the event of a serious accident or fatality, always notify law enforcement. Do not leave the scene of the accident until law enforcement arrives. If you must leave, retain a responsible person at the scene. Ensure that the victim and the surroundings are not disturbed until law enforcement has assumed authority.
  7. Record in writing:Submit completed insurance forms and a copy of the above record of the incident to GSGST within four (4) days.
    • Conditions existing at time of incident.
    • Names, addresses, and phone numbers of witnesses.
    • Order of events leading up to and following the incident.
    • Any medical attention, opinions, or instructions received from parents.
  8. Submit completed insurance forms and a copy of the above record of the incident to GSGST within four (4) days.
  9. MAKE NO STATEMENTS TO THE MEDIA. Take a message and inform them that someone will return their call. Refer all media inquiries (press, radio, television) to GSGST. If a GSGST staff member is not readily available, then report the media request by calling GSGST 956-495-6142.
  10. Do not discuss the incident, place blame, or accept liability.

 

 

Thursday, 29 August 2013 22:34
Category: Volunteers
Written by Hits: 1479

When preparing for a Girl Scout activity, always begin with the Safety Activity Checkpoints to see the nationally required standards and guidelines. 

Download Safety Activity Checkpoints or find your activity below:

  1. Archery 
  2. Arts and Crafts 
  3. Backpacking 
  4. Bicycling 
  5. Canoeing 
  6. Caving 
  7. Challenge Courses 
  8. Climbing and Rappelling 
  9. Computer/Online Use 
  10. Cross-Country Skiing 
  11. Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding 
  12. Fencing 
  13. Fishing 
  14. Geocaching 
  15. Girl Scout Cookies/Council-Sponsored Product Sale 
  16. Group Camping 
  17. Hayrides 
  18. Hiking 
  19. Horseback Riding 
  20. Ice Fishing 
  21. Ice Skating 
  22. In-Line Skating and Roller Skating 
  23. Kayaking 
  24. Orienteering 
  25. Other Land Sports 
  26. Outdoor Cooking 
  27. Parades and Other Large Group Gatherings 
  28. Rowboating 
  29. Sailing 
  30. Scuba Diving 
  31. Segway 
  32. Skateboarding 
  33. Sledding, Tobogganing, and Snow Tubing 
  34. Snorkeling 
  35. Snowshoeing 
  36. STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math) 
  37. Surfing 
  38. Swimming 
  39. Theme Parks 
  40. Trip/Travel Camping 
  41. Tubing 
  42. Waterskiing and Wakeboarding 
  43. White-Water Rafting 
  44. Windsurfing 

 

Activities by CATEGORY:

 

Water Sports

  1. Canoeing
  2. Fishing 
  3. Ice Fishing
  4. Kayaking 
  5. Rowboating
  6. Sailing 
  7. Scuba Diving 
  8. Snorkeling 
  9. Surfing
  10. Swimming 
  11. Tubing 
  12. Waterskiing and Wakeboarding 
  13. White-Water Rafting 
  14. Windsurfing 

 

Land Sports

  1. Archery 
  2. Bicycling 
  3. Caving
  4. Challenge Courses 
  5. Climbing and Rappelling 
  6. Cross-Country Skiing 
  7. Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding 
  8. Fencing 
  9. Geocaching 
  10. Horseback Riding 
  11. Ice Skating 
  12. In-Line Skating and Roller Skating 
  13. Other Land Sports
  14. Segway 
  15. Skateboarding 
  16. Sledding, Tobogganing, and Snow Tubing
  17. Snowshoeing 

 

Camping Activities

  1. Backpacking 
  2. Group Camping 
  3. Hiking 
  4. Orienteering 
  5. Outdoor Cooking 
  6. Trip/Travel Camping

 

Other Activities

  1. Arts and Crafts
  2. Computer/Online Use 
  3. Girl Scout Cookies/Council-Sponsored Product Sale 
  4. Hayrides 
  5. Parades and Other Large Group Gatherings 
  6. STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math) 
  7. Theme Parks
Thursday, 29 August 2013 22:18
Category: Volunteers
Written by Hits: 11155
The following forms & resources are used by Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas and are currently available for printing.  For most forms, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to print the form or view it on your screen. If you don't have it, you can download it for free by clicking here.

 

 

2014 Membership

 2014 Girl Membership Form

2014 Girl Membership Form Spanish

2014 Adult Membership Form

2014 Girl Membership Form Spanish

 

2015 Membership

2015 Girl Membership Form

2015 Adult Membership Form

2015 Girl Membership Form Spanish

2015 Adult Membership Spanish

 

 

 

 

Camp Forms

 

 

 

Trips

Troop Trip and Travel Application Procedure  

Application for Trips and Tours (out of town activities)

 
Application for Trips and Tours (day activities)  
Troop Trip Report  
 Service Unit Event Activity Report  

 

 

 

Finance Forms 

 

Troop Bank Account Request Form

Semi-Annual Troop Finance Report 

Request for Troop Money Raising Project Form

Semi Annual Troop Finance Report Excel

 

 Sevice Unit Financial Excel

  

 2015 Forms

2015 Girl Membership Form

2015 Adult Membership Form

2015 Girl Membership Form Spanish

2015 Adult Membership Spanish

 

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