Palatine, Rolling Meadows
Leaders Conference 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 8:45 - 4:15
Camp Butternut Springs, Valpraiso, IN
Leaders’ Conference 2011
A day of learning and fun
for adults who work with girls
Saturday, January 29, 2011
9:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Early Bird activities begin at 8:45 a.m.
The Gathering Place
Camp Butternut Springs, Valparaiso, Indiana
Connect with old friends and meet new friends
from across our council
$15 per person includes continental breakfast, lunch and program supplies.
NEW THIS YEAR: optional activities including
Saturday dinner and overnight
Want to Save Money?
Register by December 31 to receive $3 discount!
REGISTRATION: Register online at www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/registernow. Type in course code 3305 for registrations prior to 12/31/10; course code 3306 for registrations from January 1-18, 2011. Mail your registration to Leaders’ Conference, Lisle Regional Service Center, 2400 Ogden Avenue, Suite 400, Lisle, IL 60532 or fax to 630.544.5999. Use the Training Registration Form found at the end of this publication.
NEW THIS YEAR: Optional activities – Do you want more time to network and relax with your Girl Scout friends? Join us for dinner only at Hickory Unit. Cost is $5. Use course code 3307 to register. You can also sign up for an overnight from Saturday evening to Sunday morning at Hickory Unit. Cost is $15 and includes dinner, lodging and breakfast. Use course code 3308.
PAYMENT METHODS: Checks, money orders, (payable to Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana), credit cards and cash. Please do not send cash through the mail. Refunds will not be provided.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 or sooner if the event reaches its maximum capacity of 125 participants. Be sure to register early.
NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Contact Debbie Nawara, director of adult development and training innovation by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 630.544.5975.
LEADER CONFERENCE WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
10:00 a.m. Workshops
Mad Science – Science doesn’t have to be scary! In this workshop, led by a National Girl Scout/NASA facilitator you will participate in some fun, entertaining, hands-on science activities that you can easily do with your girls at meetings or at camp.
Still Singing After All These Years – Girl Scout Songs from Now and Then: In this workshop you will learn techniques for leading songs and have an opportunity to sing old and new favorite Girl Scout songs. Bring your tape recorder so you can record the melodies.
Bridging Breakthroughs – Helping girls make the transition to a new level and keeping them interested in Girl Scouting as they move from grade level to grade level can be a challenge. Hear success stories from other leaders and explore ways to get girls excited about moving to the next Girl Scout grade level. Find out about all of pathways for girls and how they can participate.
Take Action! – Find out the difference between a service project and a take action project and learn how to encourage and help girls plan and carry out successful take action projects that utilize their interests, strengths and skills while meeting a need in their communities.
11:30 a.m. Group Session
It’s Your Story – Tell It! Find out about the latest Girl Scout Journey and ways to use this new program with your girls.
12:15 p.m. Lunch
Table Talk – Mix it up at lunch! Take this opportunity to sit with people who have similar interests and share your ideas and Girl Scout success stories. Check the signs at each table to determine which group you would like to join. In addition, there will be displays and information including Summer Camp 2011.
1:15 p.m. Workshops
Leading Games: Active Games, Quiet Games, Non-competitive Games – Learn tips and tricks that will help you successfully lead all kinds of games with girls while you play some active games, quiet games and non-competitive games.
Telling Your Story – This workshop focuses on the nuts and bolts of storytelling. Learn techniques and tips that will serve as a solid foundation for storytelling. Find out how to get girls interested in telling their stories.
Take a Hike! – Take an invigorating 30 minute walk around camp with a naturalist who can point out some of Butternut’s winter wonders. Be sure to dress for the weather.
Ceremonies and Special Days – Just in time for Thinking Day and Girl Scout Birthday, learn about Girl Scouting’s special days and how to celebrate them. Bridging ceremonies and court of award ideas will be highlighted.
2:15 p.m. Workshops
Adventures in Astronomy – We can help bring astronomy down to Earth for you! In this workshop led by a National Girl Scout/NASA facilitator, you will find out how to demystify astronomy as well as other areas of science.
Unlocking the “Cliques” – There isn’t much that can be done to shield girls from cliques, but there is plenty you can do to help them understand the difference between a regular group of friends with common interests and a group that excludes and intimidates others. Discuss tips to help girls to maintain confidence and self-respect while navigating the cliques and understanding what true friendship is all about.
Going Places – Around the corner or around the country, what you need to know to navigate the Girl Scout Safety Activity Checkpoints, council trip application process, additional insurance coverage and more. This workshop will help you find the information needed to plan successful day trips, camp outs and extended trips with your girls.
Earning Girl Scout Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards – The steps to earning the highest awards are rooted in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and the three keys to leadership: girls discover themselves and their values and explore the world, connect with others locally and globally, and take action to make the world a better place. Learn more about your important role as you review the award steps and ways to guide and coach girls as they earn the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.