Today’s Tips 8.22.22

Meet Our Experience Team
The Girl Scout experience is what makes girls and adults come back to our organization year after year. And we are excited to have a newly aligned Experience Team here at P2P to direct everything from Highest Awards and outdoors experiences to volunteer learning weekends and regular adult trainings. 

To see a list of Experience Team members, please click here. To contact any member of this team with questions, please call 800-672-2148 or info@girlscoutsp2p.org. ​

Important Update for the 2022-23 Girl Scout Year
For our Girl Scouts to be resilient, ready and strong, they must be safe. To ensure the safety and security of our girls, GSCP2P will now require that all Girl Scout troop roles have a current adult membership and a cleared background check. This is updated from our previous policy that only members of the troop leadership team, the troop Banking Specialist and the troop Product Program Specialists had to have a membership and background check. Just a reminder that background checks are valid for three years and do not need to completed annually.

This change will have the biggest impact on Troop Drivers. Anyone who will be driving the girls on behalf of the troop must have an active adult membership, a cleared background check and an annual updated Add Driver Form. If you do not currently hold a role in your girl’s troop, reach out to your troop leader to see how you can get involved.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at info@girlscoutsp2p.org or call 800-672-2148.  

Thank you!

Jennifer Wilcox
CEO​

Troop & Service Unit Camping for Fall 2022
Since camping is such a big part of the Girl Scout experience, we wanted to let our members know that troop and service unit camping will remain open and available at all three camp properties throughout the fall of 2022. However, in order to onboard new staff and train current staff in the newly formed Experience department, we will not be offering any council-facilitated activities (archery, climbing wall, boating, troop horse programs, etc.) at our camp properties during the fall and winter season.

Troops and service units will still be able to reserve activity areas as part of their unit reservation if they can provide their own certified facilitators for any activities they want to do. Outside facilitators must share their certification documentation with the council on or before the date of their reservation. 

We are so excited to roll out new program offerings and to make the camp reservation process smoother for our volunteers and members this troop year, and we appreciate your understanding as we lay this important foundation. Please reach out to our Customer Care team for more information, including available dates at camp and pricing, at 800-672-2148 or info@girlscoutsp2p.org.​

Leaderfest Registration is Open 
Registration is now open for Leaderfest at Camp Ginger Cascades on Saturday, November 5. There will be lots of great workshops offered, opportunities to spend the night, and don’t forget, the children’s program that will be offered in conjunction with Leaderfest. Find all the details here.

Early Bird Deadline for Trainfest is August 25
The Early Bird registration deadline for Trainfest ends this week on Thursday, August 25!  Enjoy a discounted price, a variety of workshops and a chance to connect with other volunteers. Registration and workshop details for Trainfest can be found here. ​

Upcoming Events 
Girls in Aviation Day
Saturday, September 10 
All Girl Scouts

Riding Instructor in Training Orientation
Saturday, September 10
Girl Scout Seniors, Cadettes & Ambassadors

Volunteer Opportunities: Camp Thanks-A-Lot 
There are two Camp Thanks-A-Lot events left including September 3 at Camp Ginger Cascades and September 17 at Keyauwee Program Center. There are still volunteers opportunities for both events- see the interest form for more details.

Events run from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., but if you are only able to volunteer for part of the day, please let us know and we can make arrangements for you. 

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