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Program Planning Resources

Program Planning Resources

Overview:
The purpose of these guides are to provide support to girls, volunteers, community partners, and Girl Scouts of Colorado staff for planning Girl Scout programs. Through helpful hints, timelines, and budget tools, these materials will help ensure that your event, camp, or series program successfully helps girls develop as leaders.

• Use the Service Unit Event Planning Guide, or Event Planning Guide for Program Partners to help you get started in the planning process for your event, camp, or series program. For volunteer planned Day Camps, review this Fact Sheet for more information.
• To post your event on the Girl Scouts of Colorado Activity Finder, Anytime Activities, or Community Service Ideas page (which are automatically included in monthly e-newsletters), please complete the Activity Posting Request Form.
• Requests must be submitted at least three weeks in advance of the date of the event or activity (or 3 months if GSCO is processing online registration). Instructions for registration should be included in the posting. An image may be attached to the posting. After review of the request, GSCO will notify the requester by email if the event will be posted.
• If Girl Scouts of Colorado is processing online registration for your event, you will also need to attach a Program Budget with your posting request.
• When your event, camp, or series is complete please “Share Your Stories” through the GSCO Blog. If Girl Scouts of Colorado processed online registration, you will also need to submit the Follow-up Report Form.

Guidelines:
The posting of non-GSCO sponsored events does not imply a guarantee or an endorsement of the product, service, or company hosting the event. The Activity Finder pages serve only as a notification tool.
All requests will be reviewed by a member of the GSCO Program team prior to posting. Only requests that meet the guidelines below will be approved.  Registration for posted events or activities should be completed by the sponsoring agency/individual, unless arrangements have been made otherwise.
• Requesting group and event must be aligned with the mission, vision, and values of GSCO.
• Events should be appropriate for GSCO members.
• Events and activities should be listed no more than one year in advance.
Posted events shall not include:
• Events or activities that solely promote commercial products or services.
• Events or activities that promote religious or political ideologies.
• GSCO reserves the right to refuse posting of a particular event or activity.
Fees:
• Events and activities hosted by Girl Scout members (volunteers, approved partners, girls, troops, or service units) will not be charged a fee to have their activity posted on the activity finder or anytime activities page.
• Events and activities hosted by non-Girl Scout organizations and not directly linked to Girl Scout programming will be charged a fee per event (or once a year for an Anytime Activity listing). The fee for non-profit organizations is $30 and the corporate rate is $75. If you event or activity is approved, you will be provided with an approval code for checkout/payment.