Volunteer Enrichment Series
The Volunteer Enrichment Series provides opportunities for Girl Scout
volunteers and adult members to participate in virtual workshops that
can offer ideas, activities and skills for leading a group of Girl
Scouts, along with opportunities for personal development.
The virtual classes kicked off on September 12 with opening remarks from Tricia Mellor, our CEO, Tara Pacht, our Board Chair, and keynote speaker Alison Duback, long time Girl Scout and volunteer. Many of the virtual workshops have been recorded and posted below, allowing you to review the information or participate despite missing the live session.
If you have questions about any of the workshops, contact email@example.com.
Welcome & Kickoff
Join us to kick off the 2021 Girl Scout Year with a welcome form our CEO and Board Chair followed by our keynote speaker, Alison Duback, Leader of two troops, Brownie and Cadette levels, in Vermont.
Vision Board Party
A vision board is a tool that will help you to see what you want. It is one thing to think about, it's another thing to be intentional and visual about it. This is a great tool to help you with your personal goals, but also a tool you can use with your troop to plan out your year as a group.
Presenter: Jessi Rice Greenlow
What’s in your First Aid Kit
… and do you know how to use it?
In this workshop you'll learn how to stock and build a First Aid kit and how to use everything in it to share with your troop. We'll also cover tips for helping your Troop earn their First Aid badge. (download HANDOUT)
Presenter: Gail Klanchesser
Have you heard about the new craze that's taking the nation by, well, pour? It's called acrylic pouring and YOU can learn this fun and fanciful technique! Come, learn what the fuss is all about.
Presenter: Tammy Downing
Learn Embroidery Together!
Join us in learning basic embroidery skills, perfect for bringing back to your troops or just learning a new skill. There are written directions from the Embroidery Guild to create a simple heart-shaped name badge from felt and a few skeins of embroidery floss. You will receive a list of materials needed once you have signed up.
Presenter: Diana Snyder
Successful Virtual GS Meetings
Featuring a panel of experts. Join us for a panel discussion of what other leaders in our council our doing to continue to have successful meetings with their troops.
Moderator: Sarah Chaffee
Panel: Megan Cuddy, Alicia Grant, Alison Duback, Jessica Riendeau-Goodine, Megan Boyd
Silly Songs and Skits
Girls love to sing and act silly! Come learn some fun and silly songs and skits to bring back to your troop meetings. The only requirement for this workshop is to have a sense of humor, no singing or acting abilities required.
Presenter: Tammy Downing
Sewing Masks 2.0
In this workshop, you will learn how to easily sew 2 and 3 layer cotton face masks in 3 sizes for your family and friends. We will review the basics of sewing face masks, including side darts and a lining pocket, and we will demonstrate blinging up masks for school pride and the upcoming holiday seasons. Mask kits are available for purchase.
Presenter: Joanne Dickie
Lost … But Found, Safe and Sound
This Association of National Park Ranger's program is focused on teaching adults and children what to do if they become lost in the woods. The program involves a short video, demonstrations, and ideas for the creation of their own hiking safety kit.
Presenter: Michelle Fontaine
Zentangle for Mindfulness
Learn the basics of Zentangle as a mindfulness technique. Create beautiful art while you calm and focus yourself! Zentangle is a drawing technique that uses repeating patters to create art which centers the mind and promotes clarity and acceptance of self.
Presenter: Casey Galfas
Volunteer Sneak Peek into gsLearn & Volunteer Systems upgrade
Join us for a look at the new Volunteer Systems 2.0 and gsLearn and get a look at what our troop leaders, families and potential new members will experience as they manage their troops, register, join and learn. VS 2.0 is a user friendly and highly intuitive system that will make the members excited about GS and how they can participate. GsLearn is a virtual training experience that our volunteers can use for all aspects of learning and training.
Presenter: Sandi Kane
Positive Behavior Intervention Support Strategies
Learn behavior management techniques that can be very effective in working with challenging behaviors that are found with groups, girls, or adults!
Presenter: Amanda Powell
Magnifici Sapori di Pesto
Have fun making Italian Pesto with a flare in Mamma Lupo's Kucina. Easy to make. It's quick, and so flavorful. You will learn how to make two pesto dishes: Insalata di Pesche con Pollo al Pesto (Pesto Chicken Peach Salad) and Linguine al Pesto con Gamberi o Pollo (Linguine Pesto w/ Shrimp or Chicken).
Presenters: Judita Luisa Lupo-Avron and DeeDee Avron-Rice
Ricotta Making Workshop
Now that you have learned to make a real Italian pesto sauce, learn how to make your own ricotta! There are so many recipes that use this delicious, fresh cheese. It is so easy, it is recommended to watch the tutorial and then try making it on your own! This workshop will be led by Sarah Chaffee, who supports the Alum Association at council. She is an enthusiastic – and sometimes successful – cook!
Learn more about ADHD and anxiety diagnoses and how you can work with girls in your troop that have ADHD, Anxiety or both.
Pres enter: Amanda Powell
Explore! Virtual Field trips
Go on a quick virtual field trip. Learn about opportunities and out how to do this with your troops.
Presenter: Carol Ritchie
Using million dollar satellites to find hidden treasures in the woods. How to find and place geocaches for yourself, or with your troop. Learn about trackables, swag, earthcaches, mystery caches, other geocache lingo.
Presenter: Miriam Wilcox
Hiking with Girl Scouts at Every Age
Want to go for a hike with your troop? Come learn what to bring, where to go, and what to do to keep it fun and engaging!
Presenter: Sue DiSalvo
Reusable Snack Bags
These reusable snack bags are environmentally friendly. For beginning sewer a project of straight machine stitching personalized by the fabrics you choose. They only use a 7" x 15" piece of fabric. Linings are of plastic grocery bags which we all have plenty of right now! Basic sewing machine skills and supplies needed (will be posted shortly).
Presenter: Sue Bates
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