VOLUNTEER ESSENTIALS 2015-16
Volunteer Essentials is a resource for our adult volunteers. It offers information about Girl Scouts as a movement and a tradition, asks volunteers to assess their skills and competencies, discusses the GSLE and journeys, highlights other program offerings, shares information about healthy development in girls, instructs volunteers in how to keep girls safe, gives information on taking trips and hosting events, and tells volunteers how to help girls manage group finances, including general details on Girl Scout Cookie sales. (Open PDF) Check out what's new in the 2015-16 Volunteer Essentials!
SAFETY ACTIVITY CHECKPOINTS
When preparing for an activity with girls, always begin with the Safety Activity Checkpoints written specifically for that particular activity. Each Safety Activity Checkpoint provides information on where to do the activity, how to include girls with disabilities, where to find both basic and specialized gear required for the activity, how to prepare for the activity, and what specific steps to follow on the day of the activity. You can find additional information in Volunteer Essentials, "Quick Start: Using Safety Activity Checkpoints" and "Chapter 4: Safety-Wise."
A few activities are allowed only with written council pre-approval and only for girls 12 and over, while some are off limits completely.