New Registration System
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is launching a new registration system and member database, called Volunteer Systems, as part of our ongoing Customer Engagement Initiative. On Tuesday, September 5, registered members* of Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois should receive an e-mail from Girl Scouts of the USA with log-in information to the new Girl Scout Member Community. From here, volunteers and parents/guardians will be able to manage membership accounts.
Webinars with more information about navigating the Girl Scout Member Community are coming soon! Watch our website, www.gsofsi.org, and social media platforms for more information.
*Please Note the Following:
If you registered yourself or a girl member for the first time between August 10 at 10 p.m. and September 5 you will have a brief delay while GSSI staff update information in the new system. Once your registration information has been added to our database, you will receive an e-mail with log-in information to the Girl Scout Member Community.
If you renewed your registration between August 10 at 10 p.m. and September 5 using the temporary registration forms that have been available, the e-mail you receive may ask for you to renew your registration. This is not necessary if you’ve already filled out a temporary (wufoo) form and will create a duplicate account.
GSSI staff are updating information in the new system as quickly as possible – thank you for your patience as we transition.
Volunteer Toolkit (VTK)
GSSI’s Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) will also go live on our website on September 5. This digital tool will help volunteers access the information and resources they need through their personal computers or mobile devices, and stay better connected to troop leaders and parents. It makes forming and maintaining a troop easier than ever before, which means more time spent on girls and less on administrative tasks. Volunteers can plan out a whole year of impactful activities to ensure their girls receive the best Girl Scout experience possible.
The Volunteer Toolkit will offer sample K-5 badge-based year plans, K-5 journey-based year plans and help making meeting plans. It focuses on the pillars of our program where we know girls benefit most, especially in a girl-only environment: the outdoors; STEM; life skills and entrepreneurship. While VTK attends to the needs of K-5 troop leaders, parents and girls to start, Girl Scouts plans to expand the reach to girls and adults participating in delivery models beyond the troop, and to middle and high school girls.
Volunteers will be able to:
Access Journey and petal and badge troop meeting plans.
See step-by-step activity guides for each troop meeting.
View and edit their troop roster.
Manage renewals for both girls and adults.
Email parents with a single click.
Share troop meeting activities with parents.
Record troop finances and girls’ meeting achievements.
Log girls’ petal/badge and Journey achivements.
Add events and your own troop activities.
Parents will be able to:
Check out what their girl’s troop is planning this year.
See when troop events are scheduled.
Stay in touch with the troop leader and volunteers.
Discover new ways to participate in the Girl Scout experience
Program Registration WILL NOT be impacted by the new membership registration system. Troop leaders and parents/guardians will still be able to sign girls up for programs by visiting our Event Calendar and following the links on the program they would like to attend.