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SUM and Leader News

This page was last updated Friday, September 6, 2019.

Business Services

We are excited to share the news that our Service Unit camporee process has been updated. 

If you’re new to camporees, or perhaps have never heard of them until now, this is the perfect way to get going. For starters, we have a brand-new  Service Unit Camporee Field Guide on our website that provides you with all the information you need to host a successful camporee. If you’re a camporee pro, you should also check out the Guide, which includes valuable information about our new process. 

One of the biggest changes is that our application is now online! Not only that, bookings no longer require a deposit at the time of submission. A link to the application on our website can be found  here. We will have a new SU camporee training to launch after applications close at the end of September. We’ll be sure to let you know when this training becomes available!


We are very excited to share this information with you, and look forward to working with you to provide you with a wonderful Service Unit camping experience. Please contact us with any questions regarding camporees by emailing memberservices@gsep.org with the following subject line: SU camporee

Strategy

Last chance to renew girls, adults and Leaders is September 30th.  After that, the system marks members inactive and they will need to contact Member Services at 215-564-2030 or memberservices@gsep.org to have their membership reset.

Troop Transfers – be sure to secure space in new troops and open space in your troop by submitted your troop transfers to memberservices@gsep.org and put “Transfer” in the subject line.

Leaders - please log in to MY GS and confirm your troop information is correct for the upcoming membership year.  Here’s how:

  1. Log in to MY GS
  2. Scroll to the bottom of your Troops tab and click on VIEW/EDIT TROOP INFORMATION
  3. Make your changes and click SAVE

Leaders and Parents – help us paint the best picture of the Girl Scout influence in our schools:

  1. Log in to your MY GS account HERE (or visit us at gsep.org and click on MY GS)
  2. Click on the Family Profile tab to check the school next to your girl(s) name
  3. If you need to update it, click Edit
  4. Scroll down to the School field and type the first few letters of your school name (entering just a few letters of the school’s name makes for an easier search here!)
  5. Click on the school name and click Save at the bottom – you’re done!

If you have any problems or would like us to update your school information for you, just email us at memberservices@gsep.org with your girl’s name and correct school and put “School update” in the subject line! Please note, grades on records were advanced by one on July 1st but if what you see it isn’t correct, just send us your girl’s name and correct grade and we will update this for you too.

History Committee

Tea with Juliette
Saturday, November 9, 2019, 1-4PM, Valley Forge Service Center
Grades:  2-3
Cost: $10/girl; $2/adult.
Min.20; Max 45 girls

The GSEP History Committee invites Girl Scout Brownies to tea with Juliette Low.  Earn the Girl Scout Way Badge (included) through historic games and songs, crafts, a tour and scavenger hunt in the Girl Scout Museum, and a review of vintage Brownie uniforms.  Then, enjoy tea and cookies with Juliette.  Please bring non-perishable items for a local food bank as a service project. All troops must meet adult-girl ratios for their group.  All adults must have a satisfactory background check on file to participate int the program.  Individual girls must be accompanied by a registered adult. Includes event patch.

Junior Jaunt
Friday, November 22, 2019, 7PM – Saturday, November 23, 2019, 11:30 AM, Valley Forge Service Center
Grades: 4-5
Cost: $20/person.
Min 20; Max 25 girls, 10 adults

Girl Scout Juniors can join the GSEP History Committee for a Night in the Museum!  Celebrate the Girl Scout holidays with parties and activities.  Spend the night in one of the camping rooms.  Earn the Junior Girl Scout Way badge (not included) and the legacy Girl Scouting Around the World badge. All troops must meet adult-girl ratios for their group.  All adults must have a satisfactory background check on file to participate in the program. Individual girls must be accompanied by a registered adult. Legacy badge and event patch included.

Girl Experience

Girl Scout Expo Gr K-5 Sept 21, 2019

September 21, 2019 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Governance

Delegate Meeting Being Held on September 24 – Register Now!

All Service Unit Delegates and Girl Delegates are invited to participate in the Fall Delegate Meeting, being held at Shelly Ridge on Tuesday, September 24, from 7-9 p.m.  This is the first Delegate Meeting of the new Governance year, and we need the Delegates to attend and bring their voices, perspectives, and questions!

To register, please click on the Program/Event Registration link at the top of GSEP’s website. Once you then click on the Activities tab of the log-in page, you’ll see the Delegate Meeting listed on the Featured activities column on the right.

Please register by Tuesday, September 17!  

Delegate Training Scheduled for September 14 and 16! 

All NEW SU Delegates and Girl Delegates are strongly encouraged to attend Delegate Training. The training will give all new SU Delegates and new Girl Delegates a grounding in what is Governance (vs. Operations), the impact that GSEP’s Bylaws and GSUSA’s Blue Book have on Girl Scouts, and the Delegate role in successfully influencing policy.

There are two sessions being offered (you only need to attend one!):

·       Saturday, September 14, at the Valley Forge Service Center, 9:30-11:30 a.m. OR

·       Monday, September 16, at the Lehigh Valley Service Center, 7-9 p.m.

To register, please click on the Program/Event Registration link at the top of GSEP’s website. Once you then click on the Activities tab of the log-in page, you’ll see both Delegate Training sessions listed on the Featured activities column on the right.

Please register by Wednesday, September 11!

SUMs - Haven’t elected your SU Delegates yet? There’s still time!

As you may remember, the SU Delegate Election Form was due August 31.  We need ALL Service Units to elect their Delegates ASAP, because the first Delegate Council Meeting is happening on September 24. This is one of only three meetings for SU Delegates in the membership year.

More information can be found on the Governance page of the website, including:

·       The suggested script for the election itself during a Service Unit meeting

·       The list for each Service Unit to check to see if they are entitled to one or two Delegates (that is in addition to an Alternate Delegate)

·       And, the Election Results form which needs to be downloaded, completed, saved, and emailed to governance@gsep.org ASAP.

As a friendly reminder, older girls (14 years & older) can serve as Service Unit Delegates or Alternate Delegates. This is a fantastic way for girls to become involved in the Governance process as well as learn how adult volunteers influence the movement.

Any questions? Please email Carla Hickey, Director of Governance & Staff Development at governance@gsep.org

Thank you!