Today’s Girl Scout Experience…and You! Girl Scout Council Central New York Fall Area Meetings 2008 Cookie Program Training
Girl Scout Mission Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouting ayuda a las niñas a desarrollar la confianza en si mismas, el valor y los principios para hacer del mundo un mejor lugar.
Girl Scout Promise On my honor, I will try: To serve God* and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law. * The word "God" can be interpreted in a number of ways, depending on one's spiritual beliefs. When reciting the Girl Scout Promise, it is okay to replace the word "God" with whatever word your spiritual beliefs dictate.
Girl Scout Law I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do,and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.
Purpose Tonight Board of Directors and Membership Membership and Board of Directors Information Sharing Membershipfeedback to the Board about governance
Additional Information www.gsccny.org/areameetings2008.asp Complete powerpoint presentation Alignment update National Council feedback GSCCNY: Our Promise- goals and budget for 08-09 Survey of Member Needs
GSCCNY Priorities for 2008-2009: Meeting Agenda • Integration of GSUSA Core Business Strategies: Leadership Journeys • Successful transition to new aligned Girl Scout Council- Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, June 2009 • Sustained resources: people, places and financial
GSUSA Core Business Strategies • World’s best integrated personal leadership development program differentiated by grade level, which defines activities and outcomes and offers flexible ways to participate. • Nimble, state-of-the-art system for volunteerism. • Increased contributed income to fund a vibrant Girl Scout Movement. • Compelling, contemporary brand to transform the Girl Scout image • Effective organizational structure and democratic governance system that enhance decisiveness, speed of action and use of resources
Going from Good to Great Going from GOOD TO GREAT What can we be best in the world at? What drives our economic engine? What are we most passionate about?
Challenges • Growth in diverse communities • Population shifts • Competition • Change in family dynamics • Expectations from funders
Transformation Imperative for Success Given where we are today, we face a challenge of transformation. Incrementalism will not get us there!
Girl Scouts Strategic Priorities New Volunteer Systems Bold Brand Strategy Leadership Development Experience Girl Scout Mission New Program Experience Philanthropy/ Funding for Girls Streamlined Structure & Improved Governance
Alignment Positions All Councils To: • Expand program delivery to more girls • Attract adequate funding • Achieve brand consistency • Respond to population shifts
Research In Support of Alignment • Internal nationwide analyses • External research on strategic restructuring
Leveraging Our Strengths • History • Scale • People • Expertise • Brand
Imagine… The Future State Girl Scouts Of NYPENN Pathways ** June 2009**
Alignment partners: county jurisdiction • Thousand Islands: St Lawrence, Jefferson, Lewis • Foothills: Oneida, Madison, Herkimer • Central New York: Oswego, Onondaga, Cortland • Indian Hills: Chenango, Broome, Delaware, Otsego • Seven Lakes: Wayne, Cayuga, Ontario, Seneca, Yates, Allegany, Steuben, Chemung, Schuyler, Tompkins, Tioga, Tioga (Pa.), Bradford (Pa.)
Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways • GSUSA Board vote August 26, 2006: Re-alignment and Core Strategies • CRC selected and work begins • GSCCNY Board approves good faith and letter of agreement –May 2008 • New Name- Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways
Next Steps Alignment • Day One anticipated June 2009 • Work of the Council Realignment Committee and all subcommittees continues with integration of council work and activities. • New CEO: recruitment and hire- Anticipated February 2009 • Location of office of CEO to be determined • Developing combined workplace culture for staff and volunteers
Delegate Education and Information SessionSaturday January 249-11amPromise Center
Next Steps Alignment • Delegate Meeting January 2009 for information and education • Special meeting GSCCNY- Tentatively March 2009: delegates take a binding vote to combine jurisdictions. Vote to: • approve the board structure. • elect members to a Nominating Committee to build the new board. • give the Council Realignment Committee the authority to act as a temporary board, where needed, to move realignment forward CELEBRATION
Building A High Capacity Council • Leadership that inspires, prioritizes, makes decisions, provides direction and innovates • Is adaptive and exhibits a high degree of flexibility • Exhibits seamless integration and coordination of effort among departments, programs and services • Designs and implements superior organizational functions that maximize services for its members and constituents
Day One Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways Girl Scout Leadership Program
The New Girl Scout Leadership Experience • The world’s best leadership program: defines activities and outcomes, differentiated by grade level K-12, and offers flexible pathways for participation. • Focused on core mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
Discover + Connect + Take Action = Leadership
New Leadership Journeys • Help us transform Girl Scouting and guide girls through their new leadership journeys as they become courageous, confident leaders of the future. • The first Journey- fall 2008 • Two new Journeys- spring/summer 2009
Leadership JourneyIt’s Your World- Change ItFIRST JOURNEY PROGRAM FAL 2008 • Girl Scout Daisy Grades K-1 • Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden
Leadership Journey • Girl Scout Brownie Grades 2-3 • Brownie Quest • Girl Scout Junior Grades 4-5 • Agents of Change
Leadership Journey • Girl Scout Cadette Grades 6-8 • aMaze • Girl Scout Senior Grades 9-10 • GIRLtopia
Leadership Journey • Girl Scout Ambassador • Grades 11-12 • Your Voice Your World
Processes • Girl led • Learn by doing • Learn cooperatively, together
Girl Scout Pathways • Girl Scout Pathways—the ways that girls and adults participate in Girl
Events Different girls, each event Girl Scout Pathways for Girls Special Interest Same girls, all sessions relating to a specific theme or purpose Camp Day and Resident Camps, focus on out-of-doors and/or environmental, outdoor education Virtual High-quality, interactive program; safe, secure, online environment Travel Regional, national, and international trips Passport Multipathway participation encouraged Troops/Group Same girls, all sessions; typically spans of the length of a school year
Sustaining and growing resources • Our People • Our Places • Our Financial Well Being
Financial • Annual Appeal 12/08 • Camp Appeal 3/09 • Family Partnership 4/09 • Sweet Sensations 2/4/09 • Women of Distinction 4/23/09 • Young Women of Distinction 5/09
How volunteers can help • Promote the goals and values of Girl Scouting in your community • Encourage philanthropy and giving with parents and business partners • Attend and financially support events • Share your connections with us
The volunteer value • The expertise, interests, skills and life experiences of volunteers are essential to shaping fun and enriching leadership experiences for girls, and inspiring them to reach their personal best.
The volunteer value • As a Girl Scout volunteer, you bring the New Girl Scout Leadership Experience to life for girls and are critical to the program’s success.