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 Maria Santos at 305-253-4841, ext. 250 or email msantos@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.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Barbara Moore Program Center, Camp Choee

11347 SW 160 St., Miami, FL 33157

7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Stanton Memorial Church

50 NE 119 St

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm

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.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Barbara Moore Program Center, Camp Choee

11347 SW 160 St., Miami, FL 33157

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 pm

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.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Barbara Moore Program Center, Camp Choee

11347 SW 160 St., Miami, FL 33157

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Stanton Memorial Church

50 NE 119 St

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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. 

  • DATE TBD

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

NOTE:  This course will be offered at Camp Wesumkee.  The Planning Session will be on Friday evening, the same weekend as the overnight session on Saturday and Sunday.  Participants do not have to stay on Friday night, but accommodations will be available for those you would like to sleep over on Friday night.  Everyone must stay on Saturday night.

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)

 

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 

  • Friday, October 2, 2015

          Camp Wesumkee

          34200 Overseas Hwy

          Big Pine Key

          7:00 pm-10:00 pm

 

OVERNIGHT SESSION 

  • 8:30 am, Saturday, October 3, 2015 until Noon, Sunday, October 4, 2015

          Camp Wesumkee

          34200 Overseas Hwy

          Big Pine Key

 

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

Fall Product Sales Begin September 17, 2015

The Fall Product Sale is a council-sponsored program that combines educational activities with money earning opportunities for the troops. The Fall Sale is directed toward family and friends- those closest to Girl Scouting and enables troops to earn start up money by selling magazine subscriptions as well as nuts and candy.

Thank you for your support of the girls, troops and the council by purchasing or participating in the Fall Product Sale!

Product Sale Programing - Focuses on leadership, collaboration and exploring personal values through discovering, connecting and taking action to help girls explore their future potential

Important Dates

  • Sept. 5. 2015     Fall Product Troop Training Webinar
  • Sept. 5, 2015   Fall Product Online: Live for girl personalization/emails
  • Sept. 9, 2015   Fall Product Troop Training @ All Souls Episcopal Church
  • Sept. 9, 2015   Parent Fall Product Webinar
  • Sept. 10, 2015   Fall Product Troop Training @ South Miami Little House
  • Sept. 17, 2015   Fall Product Sale Begins
  • Oct. 13, 2015    NutE & Closing Out Sale Webinar
  • Oct. 5, 2015      Fall Online Program: All emails sent (Send 12+ email to enter into drawing-Nickelodeon Hotel)
  • Oct. 16, 2015    Fall Product Sale Ends
  • Oct. 18, 2015    Troop Fall Product Paperwork due to SU
  • Nov. 18, 2015    Nut Delivery to SU's: North (tentative)
  • Nov. 19. 2015  Nut Delivery to SU's: South & Keys (tentative)

Fall Product Trainings & Webinars

Fall Troop Training (to register for webinars, click the link):

* To Register for these face-to-face trainings, e-mail Eva Prada at eprada@girlscoutsfl.org

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

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

 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Barbara Moore Program Center, Camp Choee

11347 SW 160 St

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

Refresh your Lifesaving Skills at: www.redcross.org

CPR, AED, AND BASIC FIRST AID courses

Whether you need emergency training for you or your staff, we can deliver comprehensive training that’s easy to learn and easy to remember.

CONTACT US  786.316.7106

 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.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

*CURRENTLY THERE ARE NO SCHEDULED CLASSES*


Participant must attend all weeknight and weekend sessions.

Camp Choee - 11347 SW 160 St

$125 pp - Class size is limited.  First paid; first in.
 
Interested in taking your Girl Scouts swimming?
Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills,
First Aid and CPR/AED and other skills you need to be the troops lifeguard.
Prerequisites: Must be at least 16 years old and pass certain swimming requirements
Participants who complete the course will receive:
2 year First Aid and CPR/AED certifications
2 year Lifeguarding certification
Course length: 24 – 30 hours
 
Refresh your Lifesaving Skills at: www.redcross.org

RSVP:
Lois Auerbach
305-253-4841, ext. 252
lauerbach@girlscoutsfl.org

Council Contacts

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


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