Service Team Conference

 

Girl Scouting wouldn’t happen if it weren’t for dedicated volunteers. Some volunteers chose to take on administrative roles in their service area. Those volunteers are called the service unit team members.

The Service Team Conference is where service unit team members receive their position training and/or attend other enrichment workshops.

Participants will choose a session to attend during a morning and afternoon workshop session. Please bring a bagged lunch!

 

 
 

 

 

 Workshop Descriptions

 
  • Morning
    • For all NEW Service Unit Managers!  Understand your new role and the responsibilities of the SUM position.  Learn how to develop a Service Unit Team and know their roles.  Learn the importance of setting goals, having successful membership recruitments, which forms to use and when they need to be used, and so much more.
      Experienced Service Unit Managers . . . this workshop is just for you!  This workshop will give you the opportunity to meet and network with your peers.  Share best practices on how to recruit team members, motivating your leaders, what works – what doesn’t, and so much more!
      As the Service Unit Registrar/Retention Coordinator, your role provides support to volunteers and parents in completing the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) membership registration procedures and assist new leaders with girl registration as needed.  You will also follow up with girls and adults who have lapsed in the membership year.  This workshop will give you a better understand of your role and time saving tips to help you along the way.
      The Service Unit Finance Coordinator handles Service Unit funds, records, and reports in accordance to Girl Scouts of Citrus Council’s guidelines.  They are responsible for the financial education and support of all troop/groups within the assigned jurisdiction creating a positive culture of financial literacy.  This workshop will cover current banking policies, finance reports, money earning project requirements, scouterships and more.
      The Troop Pathway Coordinator ensures that all troop program offerings align with the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). They provide program support to all the troop volunteers in their assigned area. This workshop will provide essential tools needed to support volunteers with program, problem solving techniques, girl adult planning and others ways to ensure retention of volunteers and girls.
      As the Service Unit Events Coordinator you’re responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of event offerings at the Service Unit level, ensuring high quality experiences for girls that are aligned to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE).  This workshop will give you some creative ideas, how-to plan for an event, know what forms need to be used and putting safety first.
      It’s hard for someone new to start a conversation with someone they don’t know.  Learn how to encourage communication with your volunteers, build strong teams and promote a cohesive environment for all to thrive.  This workshop will give you new and different techniques to bring this together.
  • All Day
      The Membership Recruitment Coordinator & Recruiters are responsible for recruiting new members, both girls and adults in their service unit. This workshop will provide essential tools for recruitment of girls and adults, for organizing troops, for expeditiously placing girls, and for educating the community about the many ways to volunteer and participate.
  • Afternoon
      Geared for all GIFTs chairs, participants at this training session will learn fund-raising and communications techniques to effectively conduct the family campaign within their service units.  Topics include: why the council has a fund-raising campaign; how it benefits the girls; Q & A's; and how to manage campaign reporting.  We have developed many new recognitions and reporting to ensure the best GIFTs campaign ever!
      Join us to learn all about these amazing program resources and about how to bring the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to life for girls so they may become leaders in their own life and the future leaders the world needs. We will also share best practices using these resources.
      Are you a Camporee Director or an Outdoor Program Facilitator and need more information on what to do with girls in the out of doors?  Come and get ideas of outdoor activities.
      Girls just want to have fun and traveling is a great adventure for them.  In this workshop you will get great ideas for traveling to awesome locations.  Learn the guidelines needed to be followed when traveling with girls, what insurance forms need to be used and how to insure the girl’s safety at all times.
      This is an opportunity for all Service Unit Managers; both new and experience to come together and network.  Get the latest information on Finance, GSC Association process, Volunteer Recognitions, and new features with the Citrus Council Website.
      The Service Unit Learning Facilitator is responsible for delivering courses, workshops, and resources to volunteers in order to orient, prepare, and support them in delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). If you facilitate the Troop/Group Welcome sessions for your service unit, you need to attend this training.  You will review the Troop/Group Welcome packet, record keeping and presentation skills.