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Thursday, 22 August 2013 03:40
Category: Troop Leaders
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Thursday, 22 August 2013 03:38
Category: Troop Leaders
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Sharing some amazing experiences!

Being a troop leader is probably one of the most rewarding experiences you'll ever have.  Partner with girls as they discover, connect and take action to make a difference in their community and the world.

Just getting started?

Wondering what you've gotten yourself into?  Take a deep breath - you can definitely do this.  Here's some basics to help get you out the gate:                              

 

 

 

Learning Opportunities 

               
August Current Year – July Following Year

Each troop must have at least 1 person trained in Leadership Essentials & FA-CPR, in order to hold meetings, participate in product sales and go on trips.  Outdoor Fun is needed for a one pot cook-out, Troop Camp Training if your troop wants to go Camping, sleep out or cook out.
Series & Events if you are planning to Chair events or series. See below for Progression.

 

Leadership Progression:
Girl Scout 101 – On line class
Leadership Essentials – Face to Face class
Level Roundtable (Daisy, Brownie, Junior or Older Girls)
Journey-Guide Workshop

 

 

Outdoor Progression:
Outdoor Fun  ($12.00 fee)
Troop Camp Training ($35.00)
Backpack Training -  no fee

 

 

 

Certifications:

First Aid-CPR- 2 Year Certification ($35-$45.00)
 *Note- A minimun of one adult certified in CPR/First Aid must be available during troop activities.   
Red Cross Babysitting Class  ($35.00)

 

 

 

Series & Events
Media Class
Class Led by instructor

 

 

 

 Forms! Forms! Forms!    

 

 

 

 

 

Pathways for Working with Girls

Schedule tight?  Difficult to manage a full year commitment?  Not a problem. 

Besides Troop leadership, there are other Pathways that offer endless, flexible ways to participate as a volunteer in Girl Scouting.  The flexibility of Pathways allows you to participate according to your lifestyle and availability -- whether you want to partner directly with girls throughout a membership year, participate for only a few weeks or months, or work with other adults in a variety of roles. 

Pathways include: Camp - Events - Series - Travel - Troops - Virtual.

 

 

 

Participants need to bring paper, pencil, Girl Guide and Journey for your Girl Scout Level. You must register one week prior to the Training course. If registration minimums are not met, the Training will be cancelled.

For more Information concerning training classes please see Introduction to Adult Learning.

 

 

 

 

For more information 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 Executive

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202 E. Madison

Harlingen, Texas 78550

800-477-2688

956-425-2388

956-425-9602 fax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 22 August 2013 03:35
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clicktodownloadSee more program opportunities by downloading the latest In Motion Program Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Barbie & Girl Scouts: I Can Be Anything!barbie

 

For generations, Barbie has had the confidence to be many things—a doctor, gymnast, teacher, vet, chef, rock star, swim champion, and president.  Barbie and Girl Scouts are teaming together to share the message that every girl, like Barbie, can be anything she wants! 

 

Join the love that Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies have for Barbie with their curiosity about all of the things they can do.  Earn the I Can Be… patch with online games, a printable activity guide, and a paper doll Barbie with a great selection of outfits related to career options.  

 

Go to http://forgirls.girlscouts.org/beanything/ for more information.

 

 


 

Girls’ Tennis—USTA Kids’ Clubs
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Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas and USTA have partnered together to offer a Girls’ Tennis program for Girl Scouts!  The program is primarily for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors, and teaches teamwork, agility, healthy choices, and good sportsmanship while having a swinging good time learning tennis! 

 

Training for the Girls’ Team volunteers is free and provided by USTA trainers.  A tennis reference and a Girl Scout Tennis Series curriculum are provided to all trained tennis volunteers.  To find out if there is a Girls’ Tennis team registered in your area, contact your nearest service center (see page 3) or the Program Executive at your local Girl Scout office.

 

If you are interested in volunteering or starting a Girls’ Tennis team in your Service Unit or Community, call 800-929-5229 or sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 


 

Be a Friend First (BFF)bff

 

Be a Friend First is a program for middle school girls, to give them the skills and social tools they need to prevent, identify, and address bullying when and where it affects them—at school, online, and anywhere in between.  The BFF program is a  program that runs six to ten sessions.  It can take place during school, after school, at church youth groups, or anywhere that middle school girls can get together to have fun and learn. 

 

If you’re interested in getting more information about BFF such as where you can find a local program or how to start a BFF program, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 


 

Tau Gamma Sigmatgs

Tau Gamma Sigma (TGS) is a girl-led program for middle and high school girls that lets girls decide what topics they want to address.  TGS is a leadership development program that gives girls tools to make wise decisions when facing challenging issues in their lives.  From fashion to dating violence, the issues that are important to girls are up for discussion, and girls develop skills to make good decisions for themselves. 

If you’re interested in getting more information about BFF, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 


 

 Girl Scout Penpal Network

 

Connect with other Girl Scouts across the country by becoming Pen pals with another troop!  Connections are made by Girl Scout staff members to verify membership of troops who are selected to be penpals.  Choose your preference of state, and we’ll find new long-distance friends to last a lifetime!

Get information and helpful tips about becoming penpals by clicking here.

Fill out the Penpal request form here to make your match!

 


 

 

FIRST Roboticsrobotics

 

Last year, Team Wall-E, a group of Girl Scouts from Troop 54, competed in a FIRST Robotics qualifying competition in Austin, Texas.  The girls designed, built, programmed, and controlled their robot in a competition against other teams’ robots.  Interested in forming a Robotics team with girls from your troop or community?  Contact GSGST to find out whether scholarship funds or available, or how you can start preparing to form a robotics team.  Call 800-929-5229 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

 

 

 


 

Thursday, 22 August 2013 03:33
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Established in 1926, World Thinking Day is observed on February 22 of each year and celebrates Girl Scouting’s global sisterhood. This is a day when all Girl Scouts think of their sister Girl Scouts and Girl Guides all over the world and remember that they are part of an international movement.

Let your girls help decide what they would like to do to celebrate World Thinking Day and think of their global sisterhood. Remember there are girls around the world celebrating with you. Happy Thinking Day!

Celebrate!

Here are just a few ideas for celebrating World Thinking Day. I’m sure your girls will have many more!

icon-cloverHave a tasting event of foods from other cultures and countries

icon-cloverHave a style/fashion show displaying styles from a WAGGGS member country

icon-cloverLearn games or songs from another country

icon-cloverLearn to speak another language - learn to say "Happy Birthday," or how to sing the birthday song.

icon-cloverLearn how others celebrate their holidays and customs, etc.

icon-cloverGive the gift of international travel by donating to the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund

icon-cloverStart planning today your own international travel opportunity in the future!  Find resources in the Global Travel Toolkit or by visiting our Travel Pathway page.

icon-cloverCheck out the badge, resources, and activities on worldthinkingday.org, a website run by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

icon-cloverContact a World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts member organization to ask if you can be matched with an international penpal

 

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