Volunteer Resources

We recognize that the foundation of a successful Girl Scout program depends upon trained adult volunteers and know that you are taking time out of your busy schedule to lend your talents to our organization.

QUESTIONS OR TO REGISTER: Please call Sharon Krutulis at 305-253-4841, ext. 244 or email skrutulis@girlscoutsfl.org

 


Girl Scout University

NEED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT RUNNING A GIRL SCOUT TROOP?

Girl Scout University provides leadership and professional enrichment to empower volunteers and staff in the Girl Scout Movement.

Online course are also available HERE

Trainings

Virtual Workshops - Accessible 24 hours a day

Girl Scouting 101

This is a self-paced online orientation to Girl Scouting, produced by GSUSA.  The course is designed as a resource that can be bookmarked or added to “Favorites” so that you will be able to go back and review it again and again. This is a required course for Troop Leadership.

  •      About Girl Scouts
  •      Ways to Participate
  •      What Girl Scouts Do
  •      The Mission, Promise and Law
  •      Girl Scout Cookies
  •      Staying Safe
  •      Ages and Stages

Click here to take the training

Password: aboutGS101 

Council: Tropical Florida 

 

Volunteering for Girl Scout Series & Events

This is a self-paced online orientation to Girl Scouting, produced by GSUSA.  This is a streamlined version of Girl Scouting 101 created specifically for those who commit to short-term volunteering (such as for series and events).  This course is designed as a resource that can be bookmarked or added to “Favorites” so that you will be able to go back and review it again and again.

  •      What Girl Scouts Do
  •      The Mission, Promise and Law
  •      Girl Scout Cookies
  •      Staying Safe
  •      Ages and Stages
  •      Ready to Work with Girls

Click here to take the training

Password: volunteer

Council: Tropical Florida

Troop Pathway Module for Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, or Junior Troop Volunteers 

Pre-requisite: Online Girl Scouting 101  http://training.girlscouts.org

This course will define the Troop Pathway and provide information for the operations of a Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie or Junior Troop. 

This is a required course for troop leadership planning day trips and/or non-camping overnight excursions.

The Volunteer Leaders Guide - Volunteer Essentials and GSCTF 2009 Program Policies, Standards and Procedures are available on the Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida Council’s website:  www.girlscoutsfl.org/forms

Bring lunch, snacks and beverages if attending all day courses.

  • Saturday, February 21, 2015, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Barbara Moore Program Center, 11347 SW 160 St  33157

  • Saturday, March 19, 2015, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Stanton Memorial Baptist Church, 50 NE 119 St  33161

  • Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

South Miami Little House, 6609 SW 60 St (the entrance is on SW 59 St)

Troop Pathway Module for Girl Scout Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador Troop Volunteers 

Pre-requisite: Online Girl Scouting 101  http://training.girlscouts.org

This course will define the Troop Pathway and provide information for the operations of a Girl Scout Cadette, Senior or Ambassador Troop.  This is a required course for troop leadership planning day trips and/or non-camping overnight excursions.

The Volunteer Leaders Guide - Volunteer Essentials and GSCTF 2009 Program Policies, Standards and Procedures are available on the Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida Council’s website:  www.girlscoutsfl.org/forms

Bring lunch, snacks and beverages if attending all day courses.

  • Saturday, February 21, 2015, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Barbara Moore Program Center, 11347 SW 160 St  33157

  • Saturday, March 19, 2015, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Stanton Memorial Baptist Church, 50 NE 119 St  33161

  • Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

South Miami Little House, 6609 SW 60 St. (the entrance is on SW 59 St)

Travel Pathway Module - Planning Trips/Travel Etiquette

This is a required course for troop leadership planning day trips and/or non-camping overnight excursions.  In Girl Scouting, the emotional and physical safety and well-being of girls is always top priority.  This course will help you to be prepared.  The Volunteer Essentials Handbook and GSCTF Program Policies Standards and Procedures 2009 will be reviewed.

The Volunteer Leaders Guide - Volunteer Essentials and GSCTF 2009 Program Policies, Standards and Procedures are available on the Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida Council’s website:  www.girlscoutsfl.org/forms

Bring lunch, snacks and beverages if attending all day courses.

  • Saturday, February 21, 2015, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Barbara Moore Program Center, 11347 SW 160 St  33157

  • Saturday, March 19, 2015, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Stanton Memorial Baptist Church, 50 NE 119 St  33161

  • Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

South Miami Little House, 6609 SW 60 St. (the entrance is on SW 59 St)

Facilitating Adult Learning

As a volunteer organization, we are always in need of facilitators to help provide the most accurate information to our volunteers.  If you enjoy working with adults and love Girl Scouting, this is a great way to volunteer.  Facilitators are needed in all areas of the Council to bring training closer to our volunteers.  By the end of this course participants will have the knowledge to facilitate adult training. 

  • Thursday, March 19, 2015, 8:30 am – 6:30 pm

Barbara Moore Program Center, 11347 SW 160 St  33157

 If you are interested in becoming an Adult Learning Faciliator or to register: call Sharon Krutulis at 305-253-4841, ext. 244 or email skrutulis@girlscoutsfl.org 

  • Please register at least 5 days prior to a course.  
  • Courses will be cancelled if no one registers.  
  • Early registration allows trainers and facilitators to be in contact with trainees, plan ahead and meet their needs.  
  •  Any fees charged for trainings are used to cover the cost of food, printed materials, consultants, certifications, and/or supplies.
  •  Registrations are processed on a first-paid, first-in basis.
  •  Plan to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the course.  This will allow the course to start on time.
  •  Dress for the weather and be prepared for air-conditioned rooms while attending courses.
  •  Child care is not available. 

Camp Pathway

Outdoor Cooking: From baking in a box to baking on a stick there really isn’t anything you can’t cook in the Great Outdoors. (Adults only)

Space is limited.  First paid; first in. 

Fee: $10

  • Saturday, May 2, 2015, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Camp Choee, 11347 SW 160 St  33157

 

Basic Troop Camp Training: Camping is a great way for girls to explore leadership, build skills, and develop a deep appreciation for nature. Whether they go for a day, week, or longer, Girl Scout camp gives girls an opportunity to grow, explore, and have fun under the guidance of caring, trained adults. Every girl deserves a chance to camp!

Girl Scouts of the USA is committed to establishing a camp experience that will protect and maintain the well-being of every Girl Scout by providing Girl Scout Safety Guidelines and Safety Activity Checkpoints for camp and outdoor activities, available on the GSCTF website: www.girlscoutsfl.org/forms

During the planning session, participants will:  

  • form patrols
  • review the agenda for the training
  • plan menus and divide equipment list
  • elect patrol leader
  • receive camp kaper assignments

During the overnight session participants will learn outdoor skills:

  • meal planning and preparation (involving actual cooking/clean-up)
  • use of kaper charts
  • propane stoves
  • outdoor manners
  • how to dress for the weather
  • knot tying
  • knife safety
  • protection of the natural worls
  • incorporate the Girl Scout Journeys into the outdoor experience

Estimated cost of food and supplies: $25

PLANNING SESSION 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Basic Troop Camp Training: Camping is a great way for girls to explore leadership, build skills, and develop a deep appreciation for nature. Whether they go for a day, week, or longer, Girl Scout camp gives girls an opportunity to grow, explore, and have fun under the guidance of caring, trained adults. Every girl deserves a chance to camp!

Girl Scouts of the USA is committed to establishing a camp experience that will protect and maintain the well-being of every Girl Scout by providing Girl Scout Safety Guidelines and Safety Activity Checkpoints for camp and outdoor activities, available on the GSCTF website: www.girlscoutsfl.org/forms

During the planning session, participants will:  

  • form patrols
  • review the agenda for the training
  • plan menus and divide equipment list
  • elect patrol leader
  • receive camp kaper assignment

During the overnight session participants will learn outdoor skills:

  • meal planning and preparation (involving actual cooking/clean-up)
  • use of kaper charts
  • propane stoves
  • outdoor manners
  • how to dress for the weather
  • knot tying
  • knife safety
  • protection of the natural worls
  • incorporate the Girl Scout Journeys into the outdoor experience

Estimated cost of food and supplies: $25

PLANNING SESSION 

  • Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Barbara Moore Program Center - 11347 SW 160 St

OVERNIGHT SESSION 

  • 8:30 am, Saturday, May 2, 2015 - Noon, Sunday, May 3, 2015

Camp Choee - 11347 SW 160 Street

Participant must attend both sessions to be approved as camp trained.

Volunteer Toolkit Tutorial Part 1: Year Plan and Meeting Plan Overview

American Red Cross Standard First Aid with CPR/AED- Adult and Child plus CPR –Infant CPR

Train lay-responders to overcome any reluctance to act in emergency situations and to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants.  Provide the lay-responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life and to minimize pain and the consequences of injury or sudden illness until professional medical help arrives.

If the course is a one day course please bring your lunch, snacks and beverages.

Space is limited.  First paid; first in.  Fee: $40

  • Thursday, February 26, 2015, 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Barbara Moore Program Center - 11347 SW 160 St

  • Tuesday, April 28,2015 and Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6:00 pm-10:00 pm (Must attend both sessions for certification)

Barbara Moore Program Center, 11347 SW 160 St

 

Refresh your Lifesaving Skills at: www.redcross.org

 

 

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

TBD

Council Contacts

Pauline Russell, Chief Mission to Market Officer
prussell@girlscoutsfl.org
305-253-4841 x 238

Maria Santos, Director of Volunteer Support Services
msantos@girlscoutsfl.org
305-253-4841 x 250

Sharon Krutulis, Adult Learning Facilitator
skrutulis@girlscoutsfl.org
305-253-4841 x 244


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