Position Description 2013 - 2014
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Position Title: Girl Scout Troop/Group Leader and/or Co-Leader
Appointed By: Program & Membership Development Coordinator
Responsible To: Program & Membership Development Coordinator
Purpose of Position: To provide leadership opportunities for girls
I agree and understand by my signature below to:
- Serve as a positive role model for girls and a strong Girl Scout representative in the community.
- Accept all girls regardless of race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, ability, or time of year.
- Adhere to GSEWNI and Volunteer Essentialsregarding troop size with two adults, as follows:
- Girl Scout Daisy - 12 girls
- Girl Scout Brownie - 20 girls
- Girl Scout Junior - 25 girls
- Girl Scout Cadette - 25 girls
- Girl Scout Senior - 30 girls
- Girl Scout Ambassador - 30 girls
I understand the troop may only be considered “full/closed” when these standards have been met.
- Attend service area meetings, trainings, and troop meetings.
- Register returning troop members no later than October 1. Register new members within two weeks.
- Partner with girls and adults using Girl Scout program in planning and evaluating activities and help them to develop skills.
- Provide for the safety and security of girls by using Volunteer Essentials and Safety Activity Checkpoints as a guide for planning and implementing activities.
- Follow GSEWNI policies, procedures, and support council fund raising efforts.
- Encourage and offer girls the opportunity to participate in service unit, council, and community service events.
- Cooperate and communicate with other troop adults, encouraging family participation.
- Involve parents in troop financial planning and encourage the appropriate use of council opportunity fund.
- Provide sound money management and submit the financial reports as required.
- Turn in troop funds and supplies to your Program & Membership Development Coordinator upon resignation.
- Complete paperwork and reports in a timely manner.
- Genuine interest in girls: understand them and respect their individual differences
- Willing to train for the position
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Subscribe to the principles of the Girl Scout movement and Every Girl, Everywhere
- Register with Girl Scouts of the USA
- Be able to perform as a strong supportive team member with other council volunteers and staff
- Positive girl/adult relationships
- Skill training provided by Girl Scouts Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho
- Ongoing support and guidance from administrative volunteers
- Additional resource materials and assistance available as needed
TERM: One year
I have read and understand the position description above and I am willing to serve in the capacity beginning date listed below through date listed below. I understand that if I do not carry out my duties as described, I may be released from this position before my term is completed.