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Cookie Training and

As a volunteer, you are the true life blood of this great organization, unselfishly dedicating countless hours administering trainings, planning events, and mentoring girls and leaders all while advancing the mission of Girl Scouting. Time is such a precious commodity! That's why this year we are offering Service Unit Team Members the opportunity to complete, in one day, all the required trainings to make Girl Scouting in your local area successful. So, gather your team and come join us to laugh, learn, and grow!



8:30 - 8:55 a.m.                   Check In

9:00 - 9:20 a.m.                   Welcome (CEO Jackie Alexander)

9:30 - 11:15 a.m.                 Session 1

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.       Lunch (Keynote Speaker Donna Britt)

12:45 - 2:30 p.m.                 Session 2

2:35 p.m.                             Closing     


Donna Britt has worked at WAFB 9 News for 32 years. In that time, she got married and raised a Girl Scout and Boy Scout with her husband. Donna is a former Girl Scout Board Member, where for several years she enjoyed fundraising and promoting cookie sales. Donna continues to volunteer, loves to renovate her historic home, and travel.                       

Courses Offered


SU Cookie Training (Session 1 Only)

This learning session helps prepare and update all area and service unit level administrative cookie volunteers, both new to the position and returning, for the upcoming Girl Scout Cookie Program.


Cookie Café... The State of the Cookie Program (Session 2)

This session will look to the future of the Cookie Program both nationally and locally. Topics include: Booth Sales, Cupboards, Rallies, Integrating Pathway Girls into the Cookie Program, Order taking vs. Direct Sales, and much more!


Service Unit Administrator (Sessions 1 & 2)

The Service Unit Administrator (SUA) position is responsible for representing Girl Scouting within identified communities. The SUA does this by leading volunteer task forces, participating on community committees, and advising staff and volunteers on how to cultivate relationships within the identified communities. The SUA will use data in relation to target markets and membership strategy to drive growth of Girl Scouting within the identified communities.


Recruiter/Organizer (Sessions 1 & 2)

The Recruiter/Organizer position is responsible for organizing Girl Scout groups in identified communities. The scope of the Recruiter/Organizer may range geographically from one or several schools, part or all of a city/town, or even an entire parish. With the many changes that occur during the membership year - add/drop/progress of girl members, add/drop of adult volunteers/advisors/committee members, etc. -  tasks are often shared by the Recruiter/Organizer, depending on specific service unit way of work.


GSLE Coach/Consultant/Facilitator (Sessions 1 & 2)

The GSLE Coach/Consultant position is the first line of support to troop leaders/advisors.  Consultants may be assigned by grade-level, school, geographic area, or to specific groups such as individual Girl Scouts (formerly known as Juliettes). GSLE Coach/Consultants helps the leaders/advisors grow and find satisfaction in their work with Girl Scouts. GSLE Coach/Consultants also help new leaders/advisors get started with their troop, supply experienced leaders/advisors with additional resources, give input to the service team, spot potential problems and share information. 


Planning Service Unit Campouts (Sessions 1 & 2)

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


Planning Large Event and Regional Events (Sessions 1 & 2)

It's important 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 - for 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.




Bagels, Muffins, Coffee & Tea



Fried catfish plate (fresh catfish fillets, deep fried to perfection)


Marinated chicken breast (6oz sweet& spicy marinated chicken breast charbroiled over an open grill)


Pasta Primavera (pasta in Alfredo sauce with vegetables)