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Leadership Summit in Colorado Springs

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Date:
Sat Aug 26, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Vista Ridge High School, Colorado Springs
Category:
Volunteer Training
Level:
Adults
Region:
Pikes Peak
 

Registration End Date: Monday, August 21, 2017

Cost: $15

Join us for this new volunteer learning conference! Enjoy a featured keynote speaker, new enrichment trainings and opportunities for networking with fellow volunteers. Check your required trainings such as Program Level 101s off your list or take your volunteering to the next level with networking and enrichments. 

If you have any questions about this training or have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

This volunteer and older girl scout learning conference is a fun-filled day to get energized for the new membership year and enhance your leadership skills!

A variety of leadership development and enrichment classes will be offered for new & experienced leaders, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors. Lunch is included with a keynote speaker and networking opportunity.

Schedule

8:00a-8:45a - Registration, Displays, and Retail Store

8:40a-9:00a - Opening Ceremony

9:00a-12:00p - First Class

12:00p-1:15p - Lunch & Networking

1:30p-3:00p - Second Class

3:15p-4:45p - Third Class

Class Offerings

9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

Program Level 101 (Daisy 101, Brownie 101, Junior 101, Older Girl 101, Multi-Level 101)

Required for new troop leadership team members and strongly recommended for all volunteers working with girls at this level. Program Level 101 is your ticket to a super successful troop! Connect with 100+ years of Girl Scouting experience and find the right resources to jump start the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Get hands-on with Journeys and the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting, and learn how to plan and partner with your girls and network of support to make the troop experience meaningful and fun.

GS201: Take It To the Next Level: Girl Led

Does spending less time planning for your troop and more time having fun with your girls sound good to you? Get prepared to let go and start letting your girls lead the troop. This class will explore best practices for collaborative decision making; provide hands-on activities and networking that will help leaders implement a successful Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). Highly recommended for all experienced leaders.

Gold Award Training

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest achievement in Girl Scouts. Learn about the requirements, council procedures, and tips on making your Gold Award experience successful and rewarding. As of October 1, 2015 this training is mandatory for anyone interested in earning the Gold Award. Leaders, co-leaders, and parents are encouraged to attend. We encourage you to take notes.

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. 

Lunch & Networking

Lunch will be provided, and we will set up tables with discussions on several topics so that you have the chance to network with your fellow Girl Scouts. 

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Troop Management...Simplified

​Ever feel a little overwhelmed by your troop activities? Don't worry, it happens! Whether you are a new leader or have many years of experience, this class will go over best practices for simplifying your troop management. From fun ways to more efficiently manage troop meetings to keeping track of badges and projects to proven methods to deal with troop finances and money earning, you will come away from this course with ideas that you can immediately implement in your troop. Be prepared to share your own tips and tricks and to learn from both the course content and fellow attendees!

Engaging Families & Troop Agreements

Parents and guardians are part of Girl Scouting too! Share ideas and discuss how families should/can be active in your troop. And Learn how to use Troop Agreements as an effective Girl Scout tool to set expectations and build a positive troop environment.

GS History & Traditions Wide Game

Chance to get moving and explore Girl Scout History and Traditions through a series of information and activity stations created and supported by our GSCO History Committee.

Extended Trips (1:30p to 4:45p)

Is your troop ready to take the leap into travel 3 nights or longer? Learn the ends, outs and special considerations for extended travel in this interactive class. Appropriate for Junior and above Troop Leadership Team members as well as 2-3 girl representatives per troop. Required for domestic and international travel 3 or more nights in length. Prerequisite: Overnight Trips

GS Songs & Games

​Do your girls have energy to burn? Learn how to teach them fun songs and games with a Girl Scout twist. A great singing voice isn't required to teach your girls the tradition of song.

Exploring New Journeys & Badges

New Programming is available for your troop! Join us as we demonstrate the new and enhanced features of the myGS Volunteer Toolkit and explore the new Journeys and Badges in Outdoor Skills, Engineering, Computer Sciences, and Outdoor STEM released by GSUSA this summer.

Power Up: Clique Proofing Your Troop

As sweet as our Girl Scouts can be, they also sometimes challenge us with cliques, power plays, exclusion and other negative or attention-seeking behaviors. In this high-energy, interaction session, volunteers will learn practical ways to build a positive culture in their troops and make the Girl Scout experience the best it can be for the whole troop!

3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Geocaching

Learn the basics of Geocaching, a real world outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices.

Engaging Families & Troop Agreements

Parents and guardians are part of Girl Scouting too! Share ideas and discuss how families should/can be active in your troop. And Learn how to use Troop Agreements as an effective Girl Scout tool to set expectations and build a positive troop environment.

Girl Scout History & Traditions Wide Game

Chance to get moving and explore Girl Scout History and Traditions through a series of information and activity stations created and supported by our GSCO History Committee.

Girl Scout Songs & Games

​Do your girls have energy to burn? Learn how to teach them fun songs and games with a Girl Scout twist. A great singing voice isn't required to teach your girls the tradition of song.

Exploring New Journeys & Badges

New Programming is available for your troop! Join us as we demonstrate the new and enhanced features of the myGS Volunteer Toolkit and explore the new Journeys and Badges in Outdoor Skills, Engineering, Computer Sciences, and Outdoor STEM released by GSUSA this summer.

Highest Awards & Take Action

This training is the perfect opportunity to connect with other troop leaders about successful service projects and learn how to let girls take the lead in making a difference in their community with “Take Action” projects that girls will complete in their Journeys, Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award projects. We will also review the general requirements of the Highest Awards.​