September 2012
Week 3

Fall Opportunity Sale (FOS) 2012 

It is almost time!      


FOS starts next Friday, September 21!  Have you scheduled a time to meet with the girls and parents in your troop or group regarding FOS?  Be sure to tell the girls and parents that FOS is a money earning activity for your troop and your troop earns 20% in Troop Proceeds. It's an easy and fun way for your troop to earn funds for your troop activities.  Last year, troops earned an average of $266 dollars in Troop Proceeds.  


If you missed the FOS training in your area, please contact your FOS Service Unit Manager or a Product Sales staff member at the Council Office for further information about how to participate. We are happy to assist you. 


Volunteer Application Process  

Please reapply every three years!     


GSUSA For the safety and security of the girls and volunteers we require that all adults complete a GSKH Volunteer Application and criminal background screening when interested in volunteering in direct service roles. Beginning with the 2013 membership year we will rescreen volunteers every three years. 


If you are a current volunteer who has been with us three or more years and have not recently re-submitted a GSKH Volunteer Application we will be contacting you to complete this process. If you want to be proactive and get this done before you are contacted, please feel free to go online to complete the application.



Girl Scouting 101  

Online Learning Opportunity     


All volunteers are encouraged to take Girl Scouting 101 (GS101), an easy-to-use online course which introduces volunteers to Girl Scouts' inspiring national leadership experience, from Journey resources and The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting to cookie sales, safety guidelines, and much more. Spend about 45-50 minutes learning online-whenever you can fit it into your day. 


Access GS101 from the Volunteer Development page here.


Staying Healthy and Fit  

Keeping Girls Healthy and Fit with '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.


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.


Quick Notes 


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Contact Information
Jennifer Amrein
Volunteer Services Specialist
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