This event is open to all adult volunteers and Senior and
Ambassador Girl Scouts in Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern Counties.
LEAD-THE-WAY: LEADER SYMPOSIUM
*Detecting the Secrets of Leadership
A fun day of positive adult leadership and youth development,
networking with Girl Scout enthusiasts, fun crafts/activities with
friends, exploring new ideas and skills to enhance your troop, working
with experienced leaders, volunteer appreciation, leader enrichment.
All leaders and registered adults are invited to participate.
- Keynote speaker
Below is a full description of workshops available.
SESSION 1: FOODS, CRAFTS, SCIENCE, & TECHNOLOGY
101 Wood Words- With just few pieces of 2x4 wood and paint you
will create some fun décor. No fancy cutting, just short pieces of a
2x4 board. You will make 1 set that is reversible so you can choose 2
102 Secret World of Swaps! - Learn a fun Girl Scout tradition
that is a way for girls to connect within the sisterhood of Girl
Scouts! Spread a smile to girls of every level with few resources or
recycling. Easy to make and fun to collect!
103 Crafty Cupcakes- Cupcakes are the highlight of any special
occasion. In this hands-on class, learn a variety of cupcake
decorating techniques that will add a personal touch and extra polish
to your cupcake creations. Fun and easy for scouts to make too.
104 Garden Mushrooms- Using glass vases and bowls found at
thrift stores, you will create a painted glass mushroom that is
perfect for sitting out in your garden catching the sun light.
105 Succulent Wreaths- Grow a whole new tradition this year
with your very own succulent wreath. Learn how to make this
surprisingly easy succulent wreath. This can tie into the Junior
Gardener badge. So come along and grow your decorating skills.
106 Snacks at all Levels- Fun and easy snacks and foods to make
that coordinate with badge requirements for every level: Daisy,
Brownie, Junior, and Cadette.
SESSION 2: LEADERSHIP & INSPIRATION
201 Cookies are Nuts!- Best practices and techniques for a
successful and less stressful cookie boothing experience. This class
is great for both novice cookie entrepreneurs and seasoned cookie
202 Escape Room Ideas- Design your own fun and challenging
escape room to coordinate with a badge, theme activity, or fundraising
event. Great critical thinking activity for your troop.
203 Taking the Mystery out of Flag Ceremonies & Traditions-
Take the mystery out of teaching your scouts how to do a proper flag
ceremony, when flag ceremonies should be done, and learn more about
the symbol of our nation.
204 Leading Multi-Level Troops- Going in all directions?
Pulling it together and making it work. Best practices for leading
multi-level troops. Helping girls lead, engaging girls at every level,
learning to let go, finding helpers and volunteers to support troop
205 Adult Alum Girl Scouting- Life Beyond Troop Leader- Learn
about being an adult Alum Girl Scout: connecting, supporting,
mentoring, and serving. Get involved in all the fun activities alum
Girl Scouts do.
206 Girl Goals- Setting goals, creating a budget, helping girls
lead - creative use of visual aids and activities to engage girls of
all ages in setting goals and creating a budget for Troop activities
SESSION 3: GIRL SCOUT WAYS & EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS
301 Sing a Song- Singing songs is a long-standing Girl Scout
tradition. Songs help girls celebrate, meaningful statement during a
ceremony, encourages girls to join the group, and makes a memorable
camp experience. Songs are for every occasion. It's not about singing
well; it’s about creating memories and friends. Make singing a
tradition in your troop.
302 Adventures with Trailblazers- Introduction for Troop
Leaders to become involved with high adventure for themselves and
their troops. Trailblazers is a new group only for older girls
(Cadettes to Ambassadors) where girls get to pick high adventure
activities they would love to go on: white water rafting, surfing,
hiking, camping, etc.
303 Mini Gardens- Gardening is fun and easy to do with
children. Using small plants and pebbles you'll create a garden in
unusual containers (like thrift store skillets & bowls). Barbara
Hilger has done this with her troop and others, always with great
304 Highest Awards: Bronze, Silver & Gold for Troop Leaders-
What all Troop Leaders need to know about the highest awards and
how to encourage their scouts to earn them. The Bronze, Silver, and
Gold Awards are the highest awards a girl can earn in Girl Scouts as
Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scout. The Highest Awards
are designed to showcase girl leadership while engaging in projects
that benefits their communities.
305 Backpacking Basics- Take my girls backpacking?! I've never
done that before! Learn easy ways to prepare for a successful
backpacking experience with your Girl Scouts. Add outdoor adventures
to your troop's activities. (Note: This training is for Suzhen’s Gold
SESSION SA: SENIOR/AMBASSADOR GIRL SCOUT WORKSHOPS
These workshops are both 2 parts.
SA1 Car Care Badge- The Car Care badge workshop teaches both
Seniors and Ambassadors safe driving tips, how to take care of a car,
as well as information about fuel efficiency and engineering.
SA2 Traveler Badge- Learn everything you want to know about
travel - where to go, how to pack efficiently, what to know when you
get there, going with your family or with a group, Girl Scout houses
around the world, and more. Traveler workshop teaches both Seniors and
Ambassadors all about travel dos and don’ts.