Girl Scouts of Central & Southern NJ is providing one (1) year of free Zoom licenses per troop and Service Unit to make leading your Girl Scouts in the 21st-century easier than ever!
Zoom licenses for 2023 will expire between July 15th and August 1st. All volunteers that want to have a license for the new year will need to fill out the form. Any requests as of 6/8/23 will be retained for the following year. Volunteers and the troop girls must be registered for the 2023/2024 year to request a zoom license.
Who Can Receive a Zoom Account?
Only one Zoom license per troop/Service Unit is available. One active troop leader will complete the opt-in survey on behalf of their troop. Service Unit Managers can also complete the opt-in survey to aquire a Zoom account for their Service Unit.
GSCSNJ is excited to offer modern resources like Zoom for our troop leaders as they continue to encourage our Girl Scouts to think creatively and act boldly!
Girl Scouts of Central & Southern NJ and GSUSA provide many resources for leaders to plan and deliver fun and engaging virtual meetings for their troops.
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As with any Girl Scout-related activity, safety should be paramount. Make sure that girls and guardians have signed the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge before participating in any online meetings or events. Here are a few additional safety tips when using Zoom:
What can you do in 40 minutes? A lot! You don't need time for a snack or to clean up, so maximize the time with your Girl Scouts.
Arrival Activity (5 minutes): Consider having a welcome question on the screen for the girls to answer either in the chat box or on screen if you enable the annotation tool.
Opening Ceremony (5 minutes): Recite the Girl Scout Promise and Law, say the Pledge of Allegiance, sing a song together. Whatever you’d normally say or sing together — do it here!
Business (3 minutes): Share any news and agenda.
Main Activity (12 minutes): This is a great time to work on badge or Journey activities! Think about what you can send the girls the day before or the morning of the meeting so that they can come in prepared to interact. That helps you make the most of your time. Remember: You can screen share, so anything that you can put on your screen can be shared — like videos, pictures, and more.
Closing (5 minutes): A modified Friendship Circle is possible! Instead of squeezing a hand, have each girl say the name of another person in your virtual circle. Encourage the girls to be creative!