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Girl Scout Volunteer



Denice Breen 
Juliette (Senior 9-10th grade) Girl Scout Volunteer 2018-present
Girl Scout Troop 4031 Leader 2009-2018 (troop closed 9-2018)
Girl Scouts of Citrus Association Chair Seminole County 2018-2019
Girl Scouts of Citrus Association Vice-Chair Seminole County 2016-2018
Girl Scouts of Citrus National Council Meeting Delegate 2017-2020

Training:

Outdoor Skills Course Re-Qualification 

CPR/AED/Basic First Aid Certified

BSA Wilderness First Aid Trained 

 

 

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Pets Badge Workshop Girl Packet.pdf Pets Badge Workshop March 2013  
Reading Article July-August 2014.pdf Reading Can Be A Fun Summer Activity  
Safety Article September 2014.pdf Protecting Our Children As the School Year Begins  
Troop Songbook 4031.pdf GS Troop 4031 Songbook  

Central Florida GS Guide



Follow the Central Florida GS Guide @floridagirlscout

2017 GIRL Convention Resources




Facebook page includes program, information and resources provided at the convention for girls and adult volunteers.

Follow @2017GIRLConvention 

Family Guide to Central Florida



Denice Breen wrote the Family Guide to Central Florida in April 2007. 
The guide is a resource for families and scouts to participate in outdoor and youth programs.
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Central Florida Family Guide.pdf  

Girl Scout Summer Reading Patch



Denice Breen created the Girl Scout Summer Reading Program in 2012.

Girl Scouts complete a book log to receive the fun patch. The fun patch can be purchased at the GSC Council Shop at www.citrus-gs.org/en/shop/shop.html.

Provide the book log to your troop leader(s).

Book logs are attached.

Girl Scouts from Seminole County

Visit a Seminole County Public Library, sign up for the Summer Reading Program,complete the book log and receive a free book at www.seminolecountyfl.gov/departments-services/leisure-services/seminole-county-library/kids-page/.

Read 10 books or 300 pages, complete the online Z Kids Summer Book Club form at http://zradio.org/completed-z-kids-summer-book-club-form/.

Let’s Read Seminole! Read and complete the SCPS Summer Reading Initiative log. Turn in the completed log(s) to your school.

The bookmobile schedule can be found at www.scps.k12.fl.us/district/departments/lets-read-seminole/bookmobile.stml. The online reading log can be completed at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScpEFlTAzJgvdzCJxZ1wh0TpBKFYmWIY0a9hnniCF0ohHOfmw/viewform.

Participate in the Barnes and Nobles Summer Reading program (first-sixth grade) complete the reading journal and receive a book.

Book and DVD donations can be provided to the Seminole County Public Libraries. Please bring donations inside the libraries. Do not place in the book return bins.

Girl Scouts from Orange, Brevard, Volusia, Lake & Osceola

Complete a book log from the Summer Reading library program and receive a book.

Read 10 books or 300 pages, complete the online Z Kids Summer Book Club form at http://zradio.org/completed-z-kids-summer-book-club-form/.

Participate in the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program (first-sixth grade) complete the reading journal and receive a free book.

Orange: http://kids.ocls.info/programs/upcoming.asp

Brevard: www.brevardfl.gov/PublicLibraries/ChildrensSummerProgramming/

Volusia: http://volusialibrary.org/kids/

Lake: www.mylakelibrary.org/youth/default.aspx

Osceola: www.myosceolalibrary.org/kids/

Questions - Contact Denice Breen 

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bn summer reading journal spanish.pdf Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Log - Spanish  
bn summer reading journal.pdf Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Log - English  
lets read seminole reading log.pdf Let's Read SCPS Reading Log  

All Things Girl Scouts Articles



All Things Girl Scouts 

http://allthingsgirlscouts.com 


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Did someone say FUN and ADVENTURE.pdf Did someone say Fun and Adventure  
Getting to Know the VTK.pdf Getting to Know the Volunteer Toolkit  
Troop Funds and Troop Spending.pdf Troop Funds and Troop Spending  
Volunteer Appreciation Week.pdf Volunteer Appreciation Week  
What is Early Bird and Why it Matters.pdf What is Early Bird and Why It Matters  

G.I.R.L. Trait Quiz



What's Your Dominant GIRL trait?

Go Getter
Innovator
Risk Taker
Leader

Find your dominate experience type with this quiz!
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GIRL2017-Dominant Trait.pdf  

Community Program Planner




Attached please find my Community Program Planner. 
Girl Scout Communities can plan annual events or activities for troops.
Meet with your Community Team to schedule program for girls. 
Follow Safety Wise guidelines for all programs. 

Thank you,
Denice Breen

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Service Community Planner.pdf  

Workshops & Programs



Denice Breen has provided and/or hosted Girl Scout Workshops & Programs
  • Girl Scout Summer Reading Program
  • Community Book Swap for Families in Transition (FIT)
  • Brownie & Junior First Aid badge workshop with Police & Paramedic Demonstrations 
  • Daisy, Brownie & Junior First Aid badge with Fire & Police Station Tour
  • Good Neighbors Farmers Market/Petting Zoo Tour & Patch
  • Pets badge for Brownies at Pet Rescue by Judy (Oviedo Mall)
  • Flowers badge for Juniors at Leu Gardens
  • Musician badge for Juniors at UCF Music Department
  • Hiker badge for Brownies at the SCPS Environmental Center
  • Arbor Day Tree Planting April 2014
  • 100 Years of Catholic Scouting Patch Workshop
  • Animal Helpers Cadette Badge K-9 Demonstration 
  • Oviedo Medical Center Cadette First Aid Badge Workshop
  • Marilyn Monroe Salon Back to School Beauty Workshop
  • Babysitter Badge Workshop for Cadettes
  • Eating for Beauty Badge Workshop with Chef Nathalie
  • Woodworker Badge Workshop for Cadettes at Gleman & Sons
  • Budgeting Badge Workshop for Cadettes with PNC Bank
  • Pet Grooming & Pet CPR/First Aid with As The Tail Wags

Insignia & Awards by Grade Level



Insignia & Awards by Grade Level

A Quick Guide to Available Badges, Pins and More

Awards symbolize girls’ dedication to making the world a better place. 

View by grade level every badge, pin or other insignia available to Girl Scouts.

www.girlscouts.org/content/dam/girlscouts-gsusa/forms-and-documents/our-program/Badges/BadgeList_2016.pdf 

What Seniors Do



Senior (9th/10th grade) Girl Scout Resources

As a Senior it's your time to shine as you...

·Show your leadership skill

·Expand your world

·Be more confident

·Make a real difference in your community

www.girlscouts.org/en/for-girls/high-school.html 

Girls Changing the World

www.girlscouts.org/en/for-girls/girls-changing-the-world.html

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National Proficiency Badges.pdf National Proficiency Badges  
Outdoor Journey.pdf Outdoor Journey  
Senior Award Log.pdf Senior Awards Log  

Troop 4031 Service Projects



Since 2009 we have helped others through...

Color A Smile

Toiletry Kits for the Ronald McDonald House

Long Sleeve Shirt Collection for the Central Florida Farm Workers

Birthday in a Box for HOPE Helps

Shoe Drive for Children

Oviedo-Kiwanis Christmas Stocking Decorating

Earth Day Grocery Bag Project 

Summer Reading Adventure Book Swap                                                                  

School Supply Prep for A Gift for Teaching

Air Potato Raid with Seminole Education and Restoration Volunteer (SERV)

FUMCO Soldier Christmas Stockings

Ronald McDonald House Pop Tab Collection

HOPE Helps clothing collection

Operation Christmas Child

Sight Night - Gift of Sight Foundation (collection of eye glasses)

Wands for Wildlife

Christmas Caroling at Tuscawilla Rehab & Nursing Center


Troop Finances



Finance reports are submitted two times a year.
Funds are deposited into the troop bank account.
Money belongs to the troop as a whole and is never the property of individual girls; separate girl accounts are not permitted.
Girl Scouts may not raise money or sell products for other organizations.
Before approval of a troop money earning project both Fall Product and Cookie Program need to be sold.

SWAPS



SWAPS: 
Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere

The tradition of Girl Scouts exchanging keepsakes started long ago when Girl Scouts and Girl Guides first gathered for fun, song and making new friends at National Roundup Conferences. Swaps are a great way for Girl Scouts to meet each other and promote friendship. Each one is a memory of a special event or Girl Scout Sister.

Swaps should tell something about the givers or their group. Represent the givers' country, community, or local Girl Scout council.

SWAPS can trace their roots to POTLATCH the Native American custom of a ceremonial distribution of gifts.

Girls should think about the kind of swap they would like to receive from someone else. Be creative and take time to make hand crafted swaps. Try to have one swap for each event participant and staff member. Make a variety of swaps when attending camporee or large function to exchange.

S.W.A.P.S. do not have to be pins. 
They can be bracelets, necklaces, council patches, event patches, or other small items.

Storing Swaps: 
Put swaps in a photo box, on a hat, t-shirt or jacket or in a clear zippered plastic bag. 
Make a felt swap banner or fabric swap necklace.

Swap Apron:
Purchase Home Depot two pocket aprons for $.77 each - one pocket for swaps to give and one pocket for the swaps you receive.

Swap Safety and Etiquette:
Girls should never refuse to swap with another person. 
Avoid using food products, unless they are individually wrapped.

Low Cost & Fun Swap:
Purchase safety pins at the Dollar Tree. 
Make personalized paper swaps (about 16 per sheet). 
Laminate paper sheets at Lakeshore Learning.
Punch a little hole in the corner of the swap.
Add safety pin.

Swap Websites:
http://gsswaps.net 
http://www.scoutswaps.com
https://makingfriends.com/girl-scout-swaps-2/
www.swaps-a-lot.ecrater.com
www.scoutingweb.com/scoutingweb/craftsswaps.aspx
https://www.verywell.com/girl-scout-swaps-2609716
www.etsy.com/market/girl_scout_swaps

Check Pinterest for additional Swap ideas.

In Scouting,
Denice Breen

Cadette Safety Award



Know how to stay safe on your Cadette adventures.

Complete these five steps to earn this award.

  1. Learn how to make a room safe for a young child.
  2. Find out about water safety and learn to perform a reaching assist from a dock or the side of a pool to help someone out of the water.
  3. Teach a Daisy or Brownie what to do if she gets lost and why she shouldn’t talk to strangers.
  4. With your family, make sure you have enough food, water, and medical supplies on hand to last at least three days in case of a natural disaster. Remember to plan for pets. It’s important to have someone outside the area whom everyone in your family can contact in case you are separated. Learn who your family contact is or help your family choose a contact.
  5. Discuss bullying with your Girl Scout group, friends, or family. Write and sign a personal responsibility statement that covers how you’ll behave at school, at home, and online.

Cadette Service to Girl Scouting Bar



Girls provide at least 20 hours of community service to Girl Scouting, at the Troop, Service Unit, Association or Council-level. 

Girls track their own hours and leader approves and awards the pin. Attached is the Service to Girl Scouting Bar Time Log.

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Service Log.pdf Service Bar Report Form  

Cadette Community Service Bar



When you earn a Cadette Community Service bar, you a making a difference in your community - and practicing the values of the Girl Scout Law. It's also a great way to get involved with a cause you care about.

To earn a Cadette Community Service bar, first choose an organization you'd like to volunteer with. The organization will need to agree to give you instructions about the work you'll be doing. Complete at least 20 hours of service to earn the bar.

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SCPS Community Service List.pdf SCPS Community Service Program List  
Service Log.pdf Service Bar Report Form  

Girl Scouts Global Action Award for C/S/A



Did you know the Girl Scout sisterhood not only stretches across the United States but spans the entire world, too?

Girl Scouts of the USA is part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), which includes 10 million girls in 146 countries. And all of those girls in all of those countries are working to make the world a better place!

Each year, Girl Scouts of all levels can earn the Global Action award. This award connects the WAGGGS sisterhood by helping girls work together to make a difference on an issue that affects girls and women all over the world. It’s an official national award, so girls can wear it just like a badge on the front of their vests or sashes.

Attached are the award guidelines.

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Global Action Award Guidelines.pdf  

Cyber Bullying



GS Troop 4031 Take Action project for the aMAZE! Journey to end cyber bullying. 
It's an emoji symbol used when you witness bullying on Snapchat and texts. 
The symbol lets others know that you are taking a stand against bullying. 
Update your phone or get your I Am A Witness emoji today! 

www.iwitnessbullying.org

Mary the First Disciple



Mary, the First Disciple is written for young Catholics, grades 7-10, to enable them to proclaim the greatness of the Lord.

This is accomplished by actively involving the participants in an understanding of Mary as a model of openness and spirituality a woman of the church.

Through various projects, discussions, and liturgical celebrations over a period of months, the participants are provided with a unique opportunity to develop new insights into their personalities, friends, parents, and the world around them.

The $6.00 book can be purchased at http://store.nfcym.org/shop/pc/Mary-the-First-Disciple-book-p55.htm or from your Council Shop *check for availability. 

Troop Procedures



To be covered under Girl Scout insurance the girl(s) must be accompanied by a registered adult or troop leader that has completed Girl Scout leader training(s), First Aid training and submitted the Troop Activity Request form. 

 
Registered adults are background checked.


Closed toe shoes are required at all activities.

Apply sunscreen prior to attending outdoor activities.

Bring a water bottle (label with name) to troop meetings and activities.


When schools are closed due to weather Girl Scout activities, programs and troop meetings are cancelled.


Follow Citrus Council Emergency Procedures:

  • First Aid Kits - one per vehicle  
  • Parent Permission for each girl
  • Emergency Procedures information
  • Medical Insurance Claim Form
  • Accident Report

 

 

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Parent Permission for Troop Activity.pdf Parent Permission for Troop Activity  

GSC Email Preferences



Complete the Girl Scouts of Citrus email preferences online form.
You will receive grade level specific Girl Scouts of Citrus programs.

http://www.citrus-gs.org/en/about-girl-scouts/our-council/email-preferences.html

Uniform Diagrams



How to place Girl Scout Insignia on the vest or sash.

Attach fun patches to the back of the vest or sash.

http://catalog.girlscoutshop.com/2014-pins-badge-plaement-diagram-booklet

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cadette uniform.pdf Cadette Uniform  

Water Safety



Troops participating in water activities outside council properties including swimming in any water, funoeing, canoeing, kayaking, sail boating and paddle boarding, parents must approve the girl’s participation and determine the girl’s swimming level on the parent permission for troop activity form. 

The troop leader must indicate on the Troop Activity Request that they have checked all safety activity checkpoints for water activities and submit the Troop Activity Request to their Service Community Administrative Support Team member.  

Religious Recognitions



Girl Scouting promotes and encourages girls to participate in faith-based programs. It has been part of the Girl Scout tradition since its inception in 1912. Girl Scouts recognizes the religious diversity that exists within our communities.
There are various religious recognitions offered by different faith communities (PRAY Chart) www.praypub.org/gsusa.
The My Promise, My Faith pin invites girls to experience a faith journey through exploration of the GS Law and teachings from their faith. The 100 Years of Catholic Scouting patch is earned by completing a designated number of activities. 

The National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts serves Catholic youth and adults through quality faith based programs.
www.nccs-bsa.org/index.php/religious-activities
Our Catholic Faith Patches: Women in Scripture & Models of Faith patch series guidebooks.
www.catholicscoutingstl.org/awards/catholic-identity-patch-program
The Jubilee Year of Mercy patch program encourages youth in grades K-12 to explore the wonderful aspects of the Jubilee year.
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Catholic Scouting Patch Requirements.pdf Catholic Scouting Girl Scout Patch  
Jubilee Year of Mercy Patch.pdf Jubilee Year of Mercy Patch  
my promise my faith pin.pdf My Promise, My Faith pin  
PRAY Chart.pdf  

What Cadettes Do...



Girl Scout Cadette badge checklist.


GSUSA website for Cadettes 

www.girlscouts.org/en/our-program/grade-levels/what-cadettes-do.html


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Cadette Badge Checklist.pdf Cadette Badge Checklist  
what cadettes do.pdf What Cadettes Do  

Cadette Silver Torch Award




The Silver Torch award recognizes a Girl Scout Cadette who acts as a leader in her community.

Complete a Journey and Hold A Leadership Position.
  1. Complete one Cadette Leadership Journey.
  2. Serve in a leadership position at a school, place of worship, library, or similar organization, approved by your troop leader. 
Interested in earning the silver torch award? Discuss with your troop leader.

Program Aid Award



Cadettes receive their Program Aide award by
Earning one LiA (Leadership in Action) award.
Completing council-designed leadership course training.
Working directly with younger girls for six sessions.
See attached Mentoring Award guidelines.

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Cadette Program Aid Award.pdf  

Silver Award



Girl(s) determine the Silver Award project. 
Attend your councils Silver Award training before starting a project.
The award can be completed individually or as a troop.
Attached are the Silver Award guidelines.
The award is earned as a Cadette (6-8 grade).
Suggested service hours for the award is a minimum of 50 hours.


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FAQs - Bronze Silver Gold.pdf FAQs for Silver Award - Citrus Council Training  
Silver Award Guidelines.pdf  

Approved and Prohibited Activity List



The following activities are never allowed:

Potentially uncontrolled free-falling such as bungee jumping, hang gliding, parachuting, parasailing and trampolines.

Creating extreme variations of approved activities such as high-altitude climbing and aerial tricks on bicycles, skis, snowboards, skateboards, water-skis and wake boards.

Hunting or shooting a projectile at another person.

Riding all-terrain vehicles and motor bikes.

Taking watercraft trips in class V or higher.

Simulated skydiving and zero-gravity rooms.

Flying in noncommercial aircraft such as small private planes, helicopters, sailplanes, untethered hot-air balloons and blimps.

Approved Vendors: 
air boat rides, archery, camping, canoe, kayak, paddleboards, challenge course/high ropes, horseback riding, indoor skydiving, indoor trampoline, low elements, pool, riflery, surfing are found at www.citrus-gs.org/en/events/approved-vendors.html.






Fall Product Sale



The Fall Product Sale is a council-sponsored program that combines educational activities with money earning opportunities for the troops. 
The Fall Product Sale enables troops to earn money by selling nuts, candy, magazine subscriptions and other online items. 
Fall Product Sale also benefits council properties. 
Rebuild Camp Mah-Kah-Wee!

Cookie Sales



The activity of selling cookies is directly related to the mission of helping all girls realize their full potential and become strong, confident and resourceful citizens.

Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls develop five essential skills.

Goal setting
Decision making
Money management
People skills
Business ethics

Girl Scout Cookie websites

www.abcsmartcookies.com - Includes online success tools and social media tools.

www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_cookies/find_cookies.asp

 

 

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cookie activity pin.pdf cookie activity pin - 5 skills  
safety tips.pdf cookie safety tips  

Be a Video Game Developer



Be the Video Game Developer

Be part of the team that creates the world within a video game. 
Choose the characters, backgrounds and more. Code it, play it and share it with friends and family.

http://forgirls.girlscouts.org/makeagame/

BFF: Be a Friend First



BFF: Be a Friend First and Help Stop Bullying for Good!

http://forgirls.girlscouts.org/bff/

When girls are mean to one another, you often don’t see anything at all. But you can feel it. The cliques. The eye-rolling. The taunting. The rumors. Making you feel invisible. 

It’s still bullying. Right now, when girls are bullied, almost no one intervenes.

It’s time to be part of the change. Sometimes, when girls stand up for one another, the bullying stops immediately. Like, within 10 seconds! BFF gives you the tools to feel safe at school, online, and everywhere in between.

We teach you to recognize bullying. To resolve conflicts. To boost your confidence. To deal with mean girls and cliques. To be a better friend. To have better friends. To find the right words to stop bullying—once and for all.

Uniquely Me



Uniquely Me Self Esteem program for Cadettes.
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uniquelyMe Cadette.pdf  

Free Being Me



Free Being Me downloads for 11-14 year old activity packs.
www.free-being-me.com/downloads