By Christin Murphy, Adult Learning Director
Something we can all agree on these days is that life is just plain BUSY! Busy is the new state of normal for many of our lives. ‘Busy’ has become the new ‘fine.’ Making one thing in your life simpler or easier to understand, can reduce stress and create space for yourself, for fun, for rest.
I know there are times when I find myself asking, “What one thing can I do this week to simplify my life?” And thanks to these great new features you are guaranteed to love, the Girl Scout Volunteer Toolkit (one of our best resources) will help you simply not just this week, but each week of your Girl Scout year.
Troop Communication Tools
The “My Troop” tab in the Volunteer Toolkit is now up and running! This new feature allows you to view contact information and communicate directly with your troop members individually or as a group. This tab gives you access to members’ email, phone number, address, birthdays and more. Connecting with your Girl Scout families has never been easier.
Automatic Meeting Reminders
Sending out meeting reminders and event information is now a cinch! You will notice the new meeting reminder email feature on each meeting plan. Simply click on a link and a reminder email is automatically created with information about the location, date, time and an overview of the meeting content. This awesome new feature also allows you to add the coordinating meeting aids or any of our online forms as attachments, cutting down on the need for printing and saving you time.
Troop Activity Tracking
This new feature, which is located on each meeting plan, allows you to record meeting attendance. When clicking on the link you will see a list of all your troop members. With this convenient new feature, you can take attendance on your phone instead of having to keep paper records, or even worse try to remember days or weeks later who was there for a particular meeting. The best part – all meeting attendance and earned awards are tracked by girl under the “My Troop” tab. How cool is that?
At Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to manage the logistics so you can focus on the girls and having fun. Log in today to MY GS today to plan and organize your Girl Scout year with ease – it’s just that simple. Login into the VTK and experience this awesome new features yourself!