success of Girl Scout Troop 880 relies heavily on the participation
and contributions of the parents. Troop activities and programs are
extensive and require the help of many. Parents make an important
contribution by attending meetings and activities with their
daughters and providing them with encouragement, support and
guidance. Parents may also contribute by assuming leadership
positions and serving on committees. Serving in this manner is a
rewarding experience and is appreciated by all members of the Troop.
Leadership positions are described below. It is the goal of Troop
880 to fill leadership and committee positions by June for the
following year of scouting which begins in September.
Leader: Responsible for completing training sponsored by the Girl
Scout Totem Council, knowing Girl Scout policies and practices,
helping recruit and providing Troop information to prospective
members, helping plan and schedule Troop activities, helping conduct
Troop meetings, conducting and parent meetings, managing campouts
and other Troop activities, coordinating activities with Patrols and
other Troop leaders, serving as liaison with
School, cosigning checks for Troop expenditures, helping girls with
their tasks and encouraging success, and maintaining Troop records.
Refer to The Guide for Junior Girl Scout Leaders for
additional responsibilities and characteristics of the Troop Leader.
Assistant Troop Leaders: Responsible for completing training
sponsored by the Girl Scout Totem Council, knowing Girl Scout
policies and practices, helping Troop Leader schedule and plan Troop
activities, helping conduct Troop meetings and other Troop
activities, and helping girls with their tasks and encouraging
success. As required by Girl Scout policy, at least one member of
the Troop leadership team must be an adult female.
Treasurer: Responsible for preparing and monitoring Troop budgets,
maintaining Troop financial records, writing and cosigning checks
for Troop expenditures, reviewing monthly bank statements, preparing
end-of year Troop Financial Report and
submitting form to the Girl Scout Council.
Membership Coordinator: Responsible for assisting in recruiting and
providing Troop information to prospective members, providing annual
registration material to new and returning girl scouts and parents,
submitting annual registration material to the Girl Scout Michigan
Trails Council, preparing Troop roster, and maintaining Troop membership
Responsible for coordinating Troop meetings with Troop Leaders,
Girls Scouts, and parents responsible for conducting the program,
helping Troop Leaders schedule Troop activities, and helping prepare
and distribute the Troop schedule.
Coordinator: Responsible for reserving campsites and making
facility arrangements, distributing information about upcoming
camping trips, serving as liaison and conducting final inspections
with campsite managers, and preparing campout agenda and duty
Committee Coordinator: Responsible for organizing refreshments
the Troop organizing and purchasing food for
Troop meals and refreshments at Camp.
Committee: Responsible for assisting the Food Committee Coordinator
with Food Committee activities. A parent representative from each
Patrol is needed on this Committee. The Girl Scouts will also
assist with these activities.
Recognitions Coordinator: Responsible for purchasing and
maintaining the Troop supply of badges; distributing Badge,
Literature, and Community Service Award forms; receiving completed
Award forms from the Girl Scouts; preparing badges for presentation
at Court of Award ceremonies; and maintaining recognition records
for the Troop.
Responsible for organizing badge activities at campouts. This
includes helping select the badges to work on, setting up badge
stations, introducing badge activities, securing assistance from
other parents to help with badge activities, obtaining badge
activity supplies, and distributing Badge Award forms. Generally,
one badge is worked on by all interested Girl Scouts at each
Sale Manager: Responsible for attending Girl Scout Michigan
cookie sale meetings and obtaining sale information, distributing
and explaining cookie sale material to Girl Scouts, organizing Troop
cookie sale, distributing cookies, collecting and recording cookie
sale funds, submitting funds to GSMT Council, distributing cookie
sale recognitions, and maintaining Troop cookie sale records.
Responsible for taking photographs at all Troop
activities, organizing and presenting a show at a Troop 880
Even, and maintaining the Troop photographic records.
First Aide Qualified Adult: Adult Troop members who have
received current Girl Scout Council approved first-aid training or
who have professional medical training. At least one first
aide qualified adult must be present at all campouts and Troop
activities conducted at locations different than regular Troop
meetings. They are responsible for being familiar
with Girl Scout first aide guidelines, maintaining the Troop first
aid kit, bringing first aid kit to Troop campouts and activities,
and providing first aid when needed.
Responsible for maintaining the troop Web site.
Parents: A Patrol Parent represents each Patrol and is critical to
the success and enjoyment of Patrol activities. Each is responsible
for being familiar with Girl Scout safety guidelines, involving the
girls in the planning and running of Patrol meetings and events,
helping girls with their tasks and encouraging success, managing
Patrol meetings and activities, preparing Patrols for Troop meeting
flag ceremonies, coordinating Patrol planned Troop meetings with the
Troop Leader, and representing the Patrol in Troop activities.
On my honor, I will try
To serve God and my Country.
To help other people at all times.
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.