Girl Scouts of Colorado - Take Action

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Girl Scouts can change the world and you can be a part of it!
 

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions
  1. How can I get involved?
  2. When do I have to finish my project?
  3. How do I pay for this project?
  4. Do I have to be a registered Girl Scout to participate?
  5. Is there an age limit or a limit to the number of girls who can participate on one project?
  6. How do we track our progress?
  7. Why do I have to have a project advisor?
  8. Can more than one troop do a project together?
  9. Can my Forever Green project also be my Gold/Silver/Bronze Award project?
  10. Will I receive a badge or patch for participating?

1. How can I get involved?

It’s easy to get involved. Just follow the 4R’s

Research: Examine your community and identify an issue you would like to address. Then develop a project you can do to help address that issue and determine who can help. Remember you mapping process. (add link to handouts that will walk girls through the map process)

Register: Go to [Insert web address here], follow the online registration process and set up your project blog

Recruit: Talk to your friends and family about your project and get moving on making a difference.

Report: Return to your blog page frequently and report your success.

 

2. When do I have to finish my project?

All projects for the pilot must be completed and results reported by
April 30, 2011.

3. How do I pay for this project?

Girls may designate troop funds, request community in-kind donations or use personal funds for their projects. You may also request funding from the organization your project will be benefiting.

4. Do I have to be a registered Girl Scout to participate?

Some Forever Green activities are limited to registered Girl Scouts, but it only takes a minute to become a Girl Scout and get started right away. Also there will be a variety of opportunities open to the community, including events and projects. For more information, check out our available events or jump in and register as a Girl Scout.

5. Is there an age limit or a limit to the number of girls who can participate on one project?

Girl Scouts Take Action projects are open to all age levels. These projects will impact everyone and we want everyone to be a part of it. There is no limit to the number of girls who may participate. However, if your project is a collaboration of multiple troops and levels, please let us know.

6. How do we track our progress?

GSCO has a fantastic website, designed just for you. All registered projects will be given a blog page to record their progress and the impact they are making in their communities. Participants will be requested to provide monthly updates and track their impact through metric questions.

7. Why do I have to have a project advisor?

We want your project to be a major success. Part of that success is ensuring that the projects you do have the support of the community. The project advisor is a person who works with or for your community partner. This may be a volunteer or staff member with the organization. He/she will be able to provide support, guidance and assistance for your project. Plus, by involving them at the very beginning, you are working to see that your project is sustainable and continued. By connecting with your group at the beginning and recruiting a project advisor, you are ensuring your project’s success.

8. Can more than one troop do a project together?

There is power in numbers! We love for troops to work together on Take Action projects. It is a wonderful opportunity for older and younger girls to work together and to also create a larger impact. Remember to gather everyone’s thoughts and ideas, so it represents everyone!

9. Can my Forever Green project also be my Gold/Silver/Bronze Award project?

Absolutely! Be sure to follow the guidelines and prerequisites for your specific recognition and go for it!

10. Will I receive a badge or patch for participating?

 

Girls may earn additional Girl Scout recognitions related to their project topic area through extra activities. This may include badges or Journey requirements.