Resources

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois offers a library of online resources for volunteers, parents and community members. This library provides support in building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

Volunteer Terms and Conditions

Here are links to the first resources you will be using:

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Volunteer Essentials: A reference book for all topics relating to GSEIWI including who we are, the GS program, GSEIWI policies and procedures, troop information, safety info, travel, camp, events information and more.


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Safety Activity Checkpoints: Information on the where, how and what of a specific activity a troop may engage in. A must read and follow to keep girls safe.
 

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Leadership Experience Guide:  The go-to booklet for program events throughout the council. Published every year. (Be sure to go to the Events page for the most up-to-date information!)

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Summer Program Guide At Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, our unique outdoor experiences allow girls to have fun while learning about teamwork and developing confidence — skills they’ll use the rest of their lives! Girls try new things — like archery, swimming, and horseback riding — in a safe, natural environment. Every girl deserves a chance to explore the great outdoors. What are you waiting for? Come have fun with us today!
 

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Forms: This link will provide you with a listing of GSEIWI forms in alphabetical order.
 

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Families Make it Happen: A great form to give to all parents when they join a troop to capture their skills to be able to share with the girls.  On the back is Troop Team Committee with a listing of ways parents can help with the running of the troop as a leader, product manager, transportation organizer, refreshment coordinator or other duties as listed.
 

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Parent Guide: Help parents understand Girl Scouts and what joining means to them.
 

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What Do Troop Volunteers Want: A Quick Start!
 

Girl Scouts has identified 10 Essential Elements for a fantastic troop experience. Volunteers can see what those are, plus get specific resources—including excerpts from the adult guides to Leadership Journeys— to execute each of the 10 Elements.

3 Processes=1 Powerful Program:  Simple guide to understanding Girl Led, Learning By Doing and Cooperative Learning. It is simply fun with purpose!