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Community & Regional Team Courses

Community and Regional Team Courses

The community team (previously known as the service unit team) is the primary support for the geographic community. A solid support system and shared responsibilities make any community function more smoothly – and make the community administrator’s position easier! The following is a listing of courses for members of the community team.

Click on the links below for course descriptions:

Adult Awards

Recognizing our volunteers, year round, is essential. Recognize them often, and do it well. Make it meaningful. This learning session brings you up to date on the GSUSA National Awards, the updated criteria and timeline for submission for the new and existing awards, and how to incorporate year round recognition of the outstanding volunteers in your community.

Fee: None
Capacity: Minimum 5/ Maximum 20

Facilitating Adult Learning

Facilitating Adult Learning or How to present Leadership Essentials classes!
Adult Learning Facilitators are a vital to our Girl Scouts Louisiana East volunteers.  They provide the necessary learning sessions and support to our adults by offering basic and enrichment courses throughout the council jurisdiction. Volunteers attending this session will gain an understanding of how adults learn and the opportunity to practice facilitation techniques, as well as the basics of delivering and evaluating learning opportunities for adults. Hands-on activities and instruction guides are provided.

Fee: None
Capacity:  Minimum 5/ Maximum 20

Community Administrator

The service unit administrator is the chief administrator of the service unit.  She/he delegates specific duties to the assistant service unit administrator(s) and appoints and directs the service team. To help carry out their general responsibilities, as well as more specific tasks, the service unit administrator appoints other volunteers to the service team.

Bring: Pen and Training Card
Fee: None
Capacity:  Minimum 5/ Maximum 20

Community Registrar

The SU Registrar works with the organizers, consultants, and leaders/advisors to ensure timely membership registration of girls and adults throughout the year. The registrar plans the service unit participation in the early registration campaign and provides administrators with a list of girls and adults who have not re-registered. The registrar is responsible for checking all registration forms for accuracy and turning in the forms and membership fees to the council office.

Bring: Pen and Training Card
Fee: None
Capacity:  Minimum 5/ Maximum 20

Community Troop Consultant

These valuable adults are the first line of support to troop leaders/advisors.  Consultants may be assigned by grade levels, schools, program levels, geographic areas, or to groups such as Juliettes.  Consultants help leaders/advisors grow and find satisfaction in their work with girls. They help new leaders/advisors get started, supply experienced leaders/advisors with additional resources, give input to the service team, spot potential problems and share information.

Bring: Pen and Training Card
Fee: None
Capacity:  Minimum 5/ Maximum 20

Recruiter

Recruiters are “The Girl Scout Lady (or Guy)” at the school(s) they are responsible for ensuring has a strong Girl Scout program. The recruiter develops new troops through the recruitment of girls, parents, and volunteers. Primary tasks include developing and maintaining a positive relationship with school administration; requesting & distributing marketing materials; scheduling & hosting girl rallies and Girl Scout Information Nights. The recruiter toolkit provides step by step instructions for hosting a successful Girl Scout Information Night making it a breeze for those passionate about Girl Scouting to recruit others to join them.

To complete the online training, review the toolkit, complete the online questionnaire and submit the completed position description to your community administrator.

Community Annual Giving Chair

For Service Unit Annual Giving Chair, Service Unit Administrator, or Representative from Service Unit.

The Annual Family Giving campaign offers family, friends and neighbors of Girl Scouts the opportunity to invest in their daughters’ future and the future of Girl Scouting.  The annual fundraising campaign provides valuable unrestricted support that underwrites programs and projects throughout southeast Louisiana.

This kick-off/training will teach you how to plan a Service Unit ask event in order to reach your Annual Family Giving Campaign Goal. We will have food, raffles, and roundtable discussions led by volunteers from all regions on ways to reach your Service Unit Giving Goal.

Staff Contact: Erica Spruille  at 504-733-8220, ext. 2245.

Community Publicity Representative

Learn how to initiate, handle, and coordinate publicity efforts with community newspapers and/or radio stations. Promote community and troop activities. Offer local support to publicity generated by the Girl Scout council’s Communications department for council-wide events. Promote the positive image of Girl Scouts as the premier voice for girls and leading expert on their development into leaders.

Bring: Pen and Training Card
Fee: None
Capacity:  Minimum 2/Maximum 15
Contact: Marianne Addy at maddy@gsle.org or 504-733-8220, ext. 2226 if interested.

Community Cookie Trainings
Planning Large Events/Service Unit Camp Outs

Planning Service Unit Campouts
This learning session provides tips for planning fun, safe, well organized Service Unit Campouts. Topics include camp site guidelines and restrictions, safety considerations, program development, participant registration and implementing and evaluating the event.

Fee: None
Capacity:  Minimum 5/ Maximum 20

Planning Large Event and Regional Events
It’s important that your plans for your next large event include accommodations for ALL the girls in your area. This learning session provides tips for planning fun, safe large – group events (50 or more girls) incorporating Journey’s and The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting. Topics include site selection, safety considerations, program development, participant registration and implementing and evaluating the event.

Fee: None
Capacity:  Minimum 5/ Maximum 20