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Kick-Off 2020: The Power of Connection

The Girl Scout connection is strong, and as a volunteer, you enable that connection to grow in your communities.

During Kick-Off, you will learn from staff and leaders across the council as we explore ways to strengthen service unit connections, program connections and family connections.

Below are the resources discussed in each session.

Prep Rally
Thursday, July 30 | 12 PM
Tuesday, August 11 | 7 PM
This session is for service team volunteers.

Join us for Prep Rally, where we'll discuss how to bring Girl Scouts to more girls in your community! You'll learn more about fall recruitment plans, including the overall theme as well as the resources we will have available for you!

This training is recommended for all service team members, especially those who are planning to assist with fall recruitment events. There are two sessions, so select the virtual training that best fits your schedule.

Troop Formation Guide
Robot Family Activity Guide
Why Girl Scouts?
Welcome to the Girl Scout Family Guide

Purposeful Connections
Tuesday, August 4 | 12 PM or 7 PM
This session is for service team volunteers.

Explore how to make, keep, and strengthen connections within your service unit. Learn ways to identify what your service unit team needs, how to grow your service team, and how to work together in our new reality. Network with other Service Team volunteers while we share some exciting information about what is coming up in the new membership year and new resources for Service Teams.

Watch the Replay (Password: KL!w9y0s)
Slide Deck
Service Unit Event Guide
Service Unit Meeting Guide
Hosting Virtual Service Unit Meetings
Hosting Virtual Troop / Group Meetings

Program Updates & Virtual Opportunities
Wednesday, August 5 | 12 PM or 7 PM
This session is for all volunteers.

Join the Program Team as we dive into all that's new and up and coming! We will be discussing how to safely support girls in a digital world through virtual programming and online platforms. Excited about this year's program rollout?! We will highlight the newly-released badges. Get to know our new e-learning platform for volunteers to set you up for success for this membership year, and many more to come.

Watch the Replay (Password: tuFBhX1$)
New Program Content FAQ

Connecting with Families
Thursday, August 6 | 12 PM or 7 PM
This session is for all volunteers.

We know connecting with families is critical to the success of a troop. What does family engagement look like? Let’s explore resources to support family connections within and beyond the troop.

Watch the Replay (Password: &3kk.xya)
New Troop Start-Up Guide

Save the Date: TEAM Meeting Dates for 2020-2021

September: Volunteer Engagement (Virtual)
Tuesday, September 22 | 7 PM | Council-Wide | Password: 219922

October: Providing Support as a Team (Virtual)
Tuesday, October 27 | 7 PM | Council-Wide | Password: 780921

November: Cookie Rallies (Virtual)
Tuesday, November 17 | 7 PM | Council-Wide | Password: 982842

January: Journeys and S'more (In Person)
Tuesday, January 26 | 7 PM | North Region
Tuesday, January 26 | 7 PM | Central Region
Thursday, January 28 | 7 PM | South Region

February: Camp (Virtual)
Tuesday, February 23 | 7 PM | Council-Wide | Password: 254766

March: Take Action (Virtual)
Tuesday, March 23 | 7 PM | Council-Wide | Password: 255937

Wrap-Up / Service Unit Annual Planning (In Person)
Tuesday, April 27 | 7 PM | North Region
Tuesday, April 27 | 7 PM | Central Region
Thursday, April 22 | 7 PM | South Region