GS 104

GS 104

GS104 – Orientation for Support Volunteers

This course is recommended for those adult volunteers who are serving a Girl Scout troop as a driver, chaperone for trips/events or product sale booths, or a troop meeting assistant. 20 minutes.

Course Materials

This training requires high speed internet access. For optimal experience, please use an internet connection that supports at least 3 megabytes per second; dial-up connections will most likely not support this program. Please use Chrome or Safari for best results.

GS104 Training does include audio, but if your computer does not have speakers, you can enable the Closed Captioning (subtitles) option. Some learners will enjoy having a pen and paper with them as they complete training to take notes. We will provide all information, however, after the session for your convenience.

More Information About GS104:

Becoming a Support Volunteer

Submit a Volunteer Application

All Troop Product Sales Managers must have a Volunteer Application on file with Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council. The Volunteer Application is valid for 3 years.

 

How to Apply for Financial Assistance – Adult Member

Financial Assistance for an adult member covers his/her annual membership registration fee and the cost of one activity/event, if that adult volunteer is required to attend per the girl-to-adult ratios in Volunteer Essentials. To apply for Financial Assistance, complete Financial Assistance Application and membership registration form. Submit via e-mail to membership@gsvsc.org or mail to Council Headquarters at:

Registrar – Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council

3663 Peters Creek RD NW

Roanoke, VA 24019

 

Register as an Adult Girl Scout Member

To register, follow these instructions. If applying for financial assistance, online registration is not permitted.

Resources for Your Role - Driver

Safety Activity Checkpoints

Safety Activity Checkpoints are useful checklists to help troop volunteers prepare their
Girl Scouts for activities. Read these checkpoints before participating as a Support Volunteer:

 

Volunteer Essentials

Volunteer Essentials is our Girl Scout encyclopedia; it covers all your need-to-know Girl
Scout information. Be sure to read the sections titled “Transporting Girls” and “Checklist for Drivers” to learn more about your responsibilities as a Girl Scout Driver.

 

In Event of an Emergency

In the event of an emergency, follow these Emergency Procedures and submit an Incident Report as soon as possible.

 

Interested in being a Troop Leader/Co-leader?

We would love to have you! All Leaders/Co-leaders must have a Volunteer Application
on file and be a registered adult Girl Scout member – just like all Support Volunteers.
All Leaders/Co-leaders must complete GS101, GS102, and GS103 training. GS101 Training is online and takes approximately 45 minutes. GS102 and GS103 are each
approximately 2 hours. You can choose to complete these trainings online or in-person.
Check out our calendar to see upcoming dates, and locations for our in-person trainings.

Resources for Your Role - Chaperone for Trips/Events

Safety Activity Checkpoints

Safety Activity Checkpoints are useful checklists to help troop volunteers prepare
their Girl Scouts for activities. Read these checkpoints before serving as a Support
Volunteer:

 

Volunteer Essentials

Volunteer Essentials is our Girl Scout encyclopedia; it covers all your need-to-know
Girl Scout information. Be sure to read the sections explaining the responsibilities of
girls on trips and at events as well as the sections on transportation and safety
guidelines. The section titled “Knowing How Many Volunteers You Need” provides
information about the number of adults required to attend troop events, depending
on the number of girls in your troop and your troop age-level.

 

In the Event of an Emergency

In the event of an emergency, follow these Emergency Procedures and submit an
Incident Report as soon as possible.

 

Interested in being a Troop Leader/Co-leader?

We would love to have you! All Leaders/Co-leaders must have a Volunteer Application
on file and be a registered adult Girl Scout member – just like all Support Volunteers.
All Leaders/Co-leaders must complete GS101, GS102, and GS103 training.
GS101 Training is online and takes approximately 45 minutes. GS102 and GS103 are
each approximately 2 hours. You can choose to complete these trainings online or in-person. Check out our calendar to see upcoming dates, and locations for our in-person trainings.

Resources for Your Role - Chaperone at Product Sale Booths

Safety Activity Checkpoints

Safety Activity Checkpoints are useful checklists to help troop volunteers prepare their
Girl Scouts for activities. Read these checkpoints before participating in the product sale:

Safety Activity Checkpoints - Product Sales

Safety Activity Checkpoints – Online

 

Volunteer Essentials

Volunteer Essentials is our Girl Scout encyclopedia; it covers all your need-to-know
Girl Scout information such as history of the Girl Scout product sales, details on
money management, and safety guidelines.

 

Volunteer Essentials – Reviewing Financial and Sales Ability by Age-level

Volunteer Essentials is our Girl Scout encyclopedia; it has all your need-to-know Girl
Scout information. In Volunteer Essentials, you can find a section that outlines the
financial and sales ability by age-level. This is a good chart to show parents/guardians to
help them understand what their Girl Scout is capable of during the product sale.

 

Volunteer Essentials – Helping Girls Reach Their Financial Goals

Volunteer Essentials is our Girl Scout encyclopedia; it has all your need-to-know Girl
Scout information. In Volunteer Essentials, you can find a section that outlines the
steps to help girls reach their financial goals. This is good information to share with
parents/guardians to help them understand how to support their Girl Scout during the
product sale.

 

5 Skills Worksheets

All Parents/Guardians should know the 5 Skills that their Girl Scouts are learning while
they earn money through the product sale. You can share these handouts with
your troop adults to help them understand the 5 Skills.

The 5 Skills – Shaping Your Girl’s Future

The 5 Skills in Action

The 5 Skills and Leadership Outcomes

 

Coaching Your Budding Business Woman

The Coaching Your Budding Business Woman worksheet is a great training tool for
parents/guardians. It helps parents visualize and practice ways to support their Girl Scout
during the product sale.

 

Practical Tips for Parents

This all-in-one worksheet, Practical Tips for Parents, sums up the 5 Skills, how to coach
your budding business woman, and more!

 

Bling Your Booth

Decorating your booth with banners, a theme, or other eye-catching items is a sure way to
attract customers. Check out these ideas for blinging your booth!

 

In the Event of an Emergency

In the event of an emergency, follow these Emergency Procedures and submit an
Incident Report as soon as possible.

 

Interested in being a Troop Leader/Co-leader?

We would love to have you! All Leaders/Co-leaders must have a Volunteer Application
on file and be a registered adult Girl Scout member – just like all Support Volunteers.
All Leaders/Co-leaders must complete GS101, GS102, and GS103 training.
GS101 Training is online and takes approximately 45 minutes. GS102 and GS103 are
each approximately 2 hours. You can choose to complete these trainings online or in-person. Check out our calendar to see upcoming dates, and locations for our in-person trainings.

Resources for Your Role - Troop Meeting Assistant

Safety Activity Checkpoints

Safety Activity Checkpoints are useful checklists to help troop volunteers prepare
their Girl Scouts for activities. Read these checkpoints before serving as a Support
Volunteer:

 

Volunteer Essentials

Volunteer Essentials is our Girl Scout encyclopedia; it covers all your need-to-know
Girl Scout information such as Girl Scout traditions, the Promise & Law, and parts of a
meeting. The section titled “Knowing How Many Volunteers You Need” provides
information about the number of trained Leaders/Co-leaders required to attend
troop events, depending on the number of girls in your troop and your troop age-
level.

 

How to Have Fun with a Purpose

In Girl Scouting, girls get to experience the 3 Processes: Girl-led, Learning by Doing, and Cooperative Learning. Through these 3 Processes, she develops her leadership skills! As a Troop Meeting Assistant, you should know how to support these 3 Processes at troop meetings. Watch this video to learn more.

 

In the Event of an Emergency

In the event of an emergency, follow these Emergency Procedures and submit an
Incident Report as soon as possible.

 

Interested in being a Troop Leader/Co-leader?

We would love to have you! All Leaders/Co-leaders must have a Volunteer Application
on file and be a registered adult Girl Scout member – just like all Support Volunteers.
All Leaders/Co-leaders must complete GS101, GS102, and GS103 training.
GS101 Training is online and takes approximately 45 minutes. GS102 and GS103 are
each approximately 2 hours. You can choose to complete these trainings online or in-person. Check out our calendar to see upcoming dates, and locations for our in-person trainings.

Questions?

Questions? Email us at info@gsvsc.org to connect with our customer care team.

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