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ATC Recap

August 15, 2016

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Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is home to over 9,000 volunteers, and every single one is important to us. As the new Volunteer Experience Team, we’re here to support the overall success and experience of our volunteers through comprehensive training systems, educational programs and resources,  and recognition and appreciation initiatives. Starting with your very first day as a volunteer, we want your experience to be positive and satisfying and one that makes being here as meaningful and rewarding to you as being a Girl Scout is to our girls.

Here is a sneak peek at just a few of the learning opportunities and resources that we’ve been working on and that you can expect to see this fall…

New Core Leadership Series – Our new Core Leadership Series is designed to provide new co-leaders with a framework to get troops started as quickly as possible while still providing an opportunity for you to gain more information on working with girls and parents, an understanding of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and how all Girl Scout program resources work together.

Co-Leader Webinar Series – We’ve expanded our webinar series to include even more!  Be sure to visit the Volunteer page on the council website to register and join us for one (or many) of our upcoming webinars!

  • New Co-Leader Series – featuring topics timed to the program year to help prepare and guide co-leaders through their first year [monthly]
  • Returning Co-Leader Series – featuring essential updates and timely news for returning co-leaders [quarterly]
  • Multi-Level Troop Series – featuring ideas and suggestions for multi-level troop leaders [quarterly]
  • Rising Co-Leader Series – for co-leaders moving up to the next grade level, join us to gain information to help you prepare and understand what to expect [early fall and spring]

Troop Banking Webinars

  • Troop Banking – Getting Started – held monthly, these webinars will prepare new troop treasurers for their role and ensure you’re ready for product sales and end of year reporting.
  • Troop Banking – Wrapping Up Your Year – held in April & May, join us to learn how to complete and submit your end of year troop banking report.

 VTK Live!: Volunteer Toolkit – VTK Live! invites co-leaders to join us for in-person trainings where they will learn the ins and out of VTK and have the opportunity to get started on their own year plan!

We are so excited to coordinate, plan, and deliver such a wide variety of learning opportunities, trainings, and other resources for our volunteers!  It’s our goal to help you succeed and thrive, so  whenever you’re ready, we’re ready for you! Visit our new Volunteer page on the website to see everything that’s happening and get started or contact us at volunteerservices@nccoastalpines.org!  If we can’t help you, we’ll connect you with the person(s) who can!

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C.O.R.E. NO MORE! Activity Registrations Now Available In My GS!

August 8, 2016

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By Kasey Yulfo, Team Lead, Customer Care Team

Great news! We’re excited to announce that on August 3rd* we launched our online event and activity registrations on My GS, accessible through our council website!

So what does this mean exactly?

For those of you that may be new to our website, C.O.R.E. was our online portal for all council event, training, and activity registration. That meant two logins for every family, one to our My GS community and one to our activity registration. We decided to simplify the process by integrating our council’s activity registrations into My GS. Now you only have to log into one place to manage both membership and event registrations, view troop activities on the calendar in the Volunteer Toolkit, and find community and area activities in the same place as council-sponsored activities.

We currently have our activities organized as council-sponsored activities, community partner activities, and local area activities. Activities could include events, trainings, and community partnerships.

Council-sponsored activities are organized by the council program teams and the volunteer experience team and registration is coordinated through the council.  These activities are often hosted in conjunction with outside program providers or with the assistance of our wonderful volunteers. They could also include adult and volunteer trainings facilitated by staff or volunteers.

Community partner activities are organized by an outside program provider who also coordinates registration for the event such as Disney on Ice and Girl Scout Night at the Carolina Hurricanes.

Local area activities are Girl Scout events organized by local area volunteers. Registration may be coordinated through the council or through a local area event director or service unit volunteer.

All of these activities are opportunities for girls to have fun, make new friends, and try something new!

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To register for activities in My GS:

  1. Find the activity either on the Activities page on our website or on the Activities tab in your My GS Member Profile.
  2. Select the Register Now button and then choose your participants.You also have the option to add multiple events to the My Activities cart and then checkout later.
  3. Review your registration and click “continue” to proceed to checkout.
  4. Contact the Customer Care Center if you need assistance at helpdesk@nccoastalpines.org or 800-284-4475.

There are lots of new activities being offered this year – so we’ve got something for every Girl Scout! Explore the site and try something new!

*Events and activities will be visible on My GS on August 3. Registration for this year’s events and activities will be available beginning on August 10.

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