This guide is designed to support busy, on-the-go troop volunteers. Inside you will find details and information to help you get started on your newest adventure—being an awesome leader for girls. This guide is designed to support busy troop volunteers on the go. You can easily find what you need to get started on your Girl Scout journey and search for answers throughout the troop year.. Ready to get started? Let’s go!
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Volunteers must submit a GSNETX Activity Approval Request Form and receive approval before planning the following activities:
To allow time for review, please submit approval forms at least 4 weeks in advance and allow 5 business days for processing. After completing the request, you will either receive an automatic approval via email or will be notified that your request needs further review before approval can be given.
Activity Approvals will be subject to the guidelines GSNETX has in place at the time of submission. If those guidelines change after approval is given to where more is permitted, volunteers may resubmit for approval provided those updates. If they change to where approved events are not able to take place, GSNETX will contact the submitting volunteer as soon as possible.
Volunteers must submit a GSNETX Activity Approval Request Form and receive approval before planning any overnight activities, trips, or camping that is not at a GSNETX camp.
At least one volunteer must have the appropriate GSNETX camp certification training. For camping at GSNETX properties, that means TR301: GSNETX Camping. For camping at non-GSNETX properties, that means TR302: On the Road Camping. TR303: Camp Recertification is available in gsLearn. Camp training information is available at gsnetx.org/training.
The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas (GSNETX) Volunteer Policies and Procedures serves as the main governing document to guide volunteers and staff, ensuring that the Girl Scout program is delivered in a safe, consistent manner for girls across our council. Volunteers should familiarize themselves with these policies and procedures which guide and protect their status as Girl Scout volunteers.
The health and safety of our members is always Girl Scouts’ highest priority. During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, local GSNETX rules and recommendations have shifted to meet the needs of members and norms in our local community. Current COVID-19 protocols and templates are available as needed. If ever necessary, GSNETX will issue more specific guidelines.
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