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Monday, September 27th
(via Zoom)


7:00pm-7:30pm
New Troop Leader Support

7:30pm-8:30pm
Girl Scout Adult Volunteer Meeting

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86949799492?pwd=L083U095WnJKNUtNdit5T29IYjl6UT09
Meeting ID: 869 4979 9492
Passcode: 452265
Volunteer Meeting (via Zoom)
Monday, September 27th
7:30pm-8:30pm


This meeting is open to all adult volunteers and parents of Girl Scouts in Dublin, Pleasanton and Sunol.
We are here to support your Girl Scout experience, whether you are a leading a Troop, volunteering in your Girl's troop in any capacity, or guardian of a Girl Scout.

Join us to learn all about upcoming events for your girl, the Fall Product program, adult learning opportunities and much more.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86949799492?pwd=L083U095WnJKNUtNdit5T29IYjl6UT09
Meeting ID: 869 4979 9492
Passcode: 452265.
Leader-Daughter (in person) Event
Save the Date
Sunday, October 24th
2pm-4pm

More information will be provided at the Volunteer Meeting on Monday, September 27th.
Fall Product Sale Information
Important Dates


Why is the Fall Product Program great for our girls?
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset: Girls develop curiosity, take initiative, and learn to collaborate with others while learning about and supporting emperor penguins to make a global impact.
  • Animal Conservation: Girls offset their carbon footprint and impact the environment and global warming while helping to save emperor penguins by planting trees in California.
  • Sisterhood: Girls become a part of something bigger than themselves when partnering with their Girl Scout sisters to Adopt-an-Emperor Penguin and impact climate change by planting trees.
  • Troops send the PGEB to families.
  • Volunteers: “One and done” product order for troop volunteers with all payments online.

Here are some of the highlights for the 2021 program:
  • Rise Up to impact climate change induced melting sea ice and protect emperor penguins from extinction.
  • Still 20% troop proceeds on all nuts, candy and magazines, one of the highest in the nation
  • M2 simplifies communication throughout the season through emailing direct from M2OS using sample templates.
  • Simplified – Everything you need is on the Fall Take Action Program webpage. Resources are virtual again. If you need the guide printed, this is a great use of service unit funds or product program bonuses to support girl engagement or send us an email at info@gsnorcal.org. 
  • Simplified – New Money Earning requirements: no specific fall program metrics for troop volunteers to keep track of any longer
  • Simplified – Fall Take Action Program volunteer position acceptance form requirement is discontinued: the program is straightforward for volunteers to manage and we trust you to connect with us as needed, rendering the form unnecessary.

Important Dates:
  • Troop Volunteer Kickoff, September 11 at 10am.
  • Volunteers receive M2OS access email, September 24
  • EntreprenHERs in Action Day (formerly Digital Day), October 2, Register
  • Fall Take Action Program opens October 2
  • Connect with Weekly Q&As, October 6 – November 17 at 5:30pm. Register
  • Girl delivery option and paper delivery ends October 24
  • Product Deliveries plus receipts arrive November 5-10
  • Womens Entrepreneurship Day November 19
  • Online Storefronts close and order taking ends November 21
  • ACH Debits/Credit to troop accounts Week of November 29

Please be on the lookout for more emails as we get closer to the October 2nd EntreprenHERs in Action Day. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Here's to a fantastic Fall Product Sales for 2021!!

Gwenn Ertoz
gwennertoz@gmail.com
(408) 470-9010
October Meet & Greet Sessions
For Girls to Join Girl Scouts

Pass the word along to families who would like to join Girl Scouts
Saturday, October 2nd
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Amador Valle Park, Pleasanton

Sunday, October 3rd
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Shannon Park, Dublin


Link here for Flyer
Fees for Having Troop Meetings/Events at your Child’s School
Did you know that you could be charged fees for meeting places that used to be free?


Though Girl Scouts of Northern California (GSNorCal) is a non-profit organization, some school districts now charge a fee for the use of their classrooms or spaces for meetings and events.
 
Many school districts now use electronic reservation systems, like Civic Permits, Facilitron, and School Dude, to name just a few. You can find a list of their fees by going to the school district’s (not the school’s) website and entering the words Facilities Use or Fee Schedule in their search box.
Meeting at your child’s school is an option that might be available to you, and oftentimes, is an easy place for your troop to gather. If you choose to reserve a space at your child’s school, be sure to ask what fees might apply, e.g., application/cancellation fees or custodial fees and whether or not they use an electronic reservation system or have an agreement that needs to be signed. Your troop will be responsible for all fees associated with reserving space.
Verbal agreements between you and a school staff member must be approved by the school district (not by the school) BEFORE you begin your meetings. This is especially true for school districts using electronic reservation services, like Facilitron, to manage their reservations. Facilitron, in particular, has been instructed by the school district to charge specific fees and can only adjust them with the permission of the school district. GSNorCal has no say in the fee structure, nor what reservation system the school districts have decided to use, if any.
 
Here are some tips to keep in mind when using Facilitron:
 
Be sure to be added as a User to the GSNorCal Facilitron account so your meetings or events will be properly covered by the Council’s liability insurance.
To request approval for your verbal agreement, use the Comments/History box at the bottom of the reservations page.
Be sure to log into your account often until you have received the approval from Facilitron that they have confirmed that your agreement.
There is a chance that your verbal agreement may not be honored. If that is the case, your troop will be financially responsible for any fees incurred.
 
For assistance in setting up your online reservation account or for any other questions you might have, please send an email to insurance@gsnorcal.org or call the Risk Management Team at (510) 562-8470 ext. 1104.
Crossroads Facebook Closed Group
We have a "closed group" on our Facebook Page.  This for adults who are registered Girl Scouts and are screened and cleared.  Because this is a closed group we can share more specific information about service unit events and happenings within Girl Scouts. 

If you would like to be a member of the closed group, use the link to our Facebook Home Page (click here), once there click "More" then "Groups".  From there you can request to join the group.  Once an administrator has verified your membership and volunteer clearance you will be added.

If you notice you have not been approved, be sure to check your Facebook messages.  Sometimes we need to email and follow-up with questions, as our Girl Scout and Facebook names may be different.
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