Your Volunteer Connect
October 22, 2013
Salt Lake City, 2014


The next National Girl Scout Council session is October 16 - 19, 2014, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and YOU can apply to attend as a GSKH delegate. All registered Girl Scouts ages 14 and up are welcome to apply, so please share this opportunity with high school girls and volunteers in your community. The delegates selected will participate in several training sessions by phone prior to the National Convention next October.

Applications are due by November 22, 2013, and will be reviewed by the board development committee. The application asks for details on your Girl Scout involvement, other roles in your community, and leadership experience, along with your reason for wanting to serve as a delegate. If you have questions on the position or the application process, please let us know. 
Just for volunteers and alumnae!  

Would you like to experience the beauty and history of Savannah, Georgia? Interested in visiting the Girl Scout First Headquarters? Does discovering hidden gardens and old plantations sound exciting to you? There are just a few weeks left to register for our first ever adult-only travel opportunity, for Girl Scout volunteers and alumnae! Travel from August 26 - 29, 2014 from Wichita to Savannah. The trip includes round-trip airfare, accommodations and transport in Savannah, meals, and attractions.

This is an opportunity for adult Girl Scout members to get away with old friends and make new friends! Step back into Girl Scout history and also experience modern southern charm! Deposit of $95 is due by Friday, November 1. Find all the details here.


Check off your troop requirements!


Calling all Troop Leaders! Is your troop ready for a well-rounded year full of fun Girl Scout activities? In order to help troops plan for and carry out a balanced program that includes earning awards, learning new skills, connecting in the community, and being part of the Girl Scout sisterhood, we've rolled out the 2014 Honor Troop Program. Download the requirements from our website, and start checking off the requirements as your troop completes each one. Your regional staff team will be happy to help if you need assistance getting started! 


Money Matters

As girls across the council are earning funds through the Fall Opportunity Sale, it's time to check-in and ensure your troop or group checking accounts are in good standing. Find all the details about Managing Group Finances in Chapter 5 of Volunteer Essentials. Here are a few important reminders about accounts.

* Select two non-related registered and approved adults to be account signers. A council representative must also be on your account. Are your signers registered for 2014? Do all signers have a volunteer application on file (within 3 years)? Is your council signer up-to-date? Check with your regional office if you need assistance.

* The Detailed Record of Troop/Group Funds worksheet is provided as a resource to help you track troop income and expenses. All troop/group monies need to be deposited in the troop/group bank account. The detailed record is to be kept by the leader (or other designated troop adult) and troop treasurer, and is an accounting of all the monies received or paid out of the troop/group treasury. Have you been tracking your income and expenses for 2014? Did you turn in a year-end balance on your 2013 Troop Finance Summary?  


 * A troop volunteer may need to be reimbursed from troop funds for troop purchases. A different troop account signer should write a reimbursement check. Checks should never be made out to "cash," and the payee of a check should never be the same person as the signer.  

Holly Slawkowski
Volunteer Services

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