Focus On: New Volunteer Mentor
Positions available across the council
The NEW Girl Scout Service Delivery Model specifies functions for staff and volunteers, at the community, service unit, and area levels, so that girls are best served across the council and volunteer needs are met. Each month in your Connect eNews there will be a highlight of a volunteer position.
As we fill the volunteer positions with new volunteers, finding ways to support them in their new role is an important task. Guidance, support, and encouragement from a New Volunteer Mentor provide incoming volunteers the opportunity and motivation to stay involved in Girl Scouts. Do you like to share your knowledge to other volunteers? Can you be available to provide the support and encouragement for new volunteers? Contact your MVP specialist if this position is something that you would be interested in?
Staying Healthy and Fit
'Healthy Habits' Journey Booklets
Whether they're hiking, trying a new sport, or preparing tasty, nutritious snacks, Girl Scouts enjoy many fun ways to lead healthy lives. Health and fitness have been part of Girl Scouting since girls ran foot races in 1912!
Through the National Program Portfolio-Leadership Journeys and The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for girls at all levels-girls develop leadership and build skills they can use now and in the future. Healthy living activities are woven throughout the Girl Scout program in varied ways to provide girls with choice and flexibility. Learn more about Healthy Habits Journey for Brownies with Brownie Elf in this video.
|Brownie Elf Healthy Living|
In partnership with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, Girl Scouts has developed three "healthy habits" booklets for volunteers to use in conjunction with their Journey Adult Guides. The booklets will help guide girls on their Journey as they learn to lead active, healthy lifestyles. Learn more and download these FREE resources here.
Leadership Development for Adult Volunteers
Mark your Calendar!
Staff and volunteers across the council are working together to put on regional Leadership Conferences chock full of information and resources for Girl Scout volunteers!
- August 11, 2012: South Central Leadership Conference - Starwoods Outdoor Center, Clearwater (near Wichita)
- October 13, 2012: North Central Leadership Conference - Salina - details TBA!
- October 20, 2012: 2nd Annual Southwest Leadership Conference - Garden City - details TBA!
- November 3, 2012: 3rd Annual Northwest Leadership Conference - Sternburg Museum, Hays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- January 5, 2013: 3rd Annual S'mores University (Southeast Leadership Conference) - First United Methodist Church, Parsons from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.