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Overnight Camp 2018

posted Jan 24, 2018, 8:25 PM by Webmaster USAGSO-Singapore   [ updated Mar 4, 2018, 12:58 AM ]



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This is our biggest event of the year and we always need lots of parents to help out; please volunteer!
It's that time of year again! Overnight Camp is one of the most popular USAGSO-Singapore events every year; you don't want to miss it! This year's theme is "Everyday Heroes" and it is always a fun weekend-away-from-home for Second-year Brownies and older Girl Scouts. The girls enjoy outdoor activities, crafts, campfires, songs, make new friends, exchange SWAPs and do kapers (chores).

When:    March 2nd - 4th, 2018
Where:   Camp Sarimbun

*IMPORTANT: Before registering, please read ALL the information on this page.*

Where is Camp Sarimbun?

It is located in Jalan Bhatera, a quiet and lush part of Singapore, with gated grounds near several other local camps. The camp facilities include a welcome hall, dining facilities, enclosed cabins with bunk beds, toilet & shower facilities, campfire area, parade ground, and activity fields among many other amenities.

Bus transportation is available to/from Camp at the Singapore American School (in Woodlands) and at the Newton Food Centre Carpark and must be reserved when you register. If you do plan on driving, be aware Camp Sarimbun is not located correctly in many commercial GPS devices and mobile device apps!

What Happens at Camp?

Overnight Camp is often the highlight of the year for Girl Scouts in Singapore. It is a chance to be independent, have fun and learn new things all in a safe setting away from home for an entire weekend. All activities and cabin oversight are organized and run by parents and older Girl Scout Program Aides to keep the girls busy and engaged throughout the weekend.

Overnight Camp is intended to be a full weekend away-from-home experience. Campers are required to stay the entire weekend on the Camp grounds from check-in Friday until pick-up on Sunday. Campers cannot check-in after Friday, and cannot leave Camp on Saturday or early Sunday except for health or safety reasons.

If you child has never been to a sleep-away-from-home camp before or if you have specific concerns, please read "Is Your Child Ready for Overnight Camp?" Before registering, consider carefully if your child is ready (and you are as well) for a multi-day overnight experience away from home.


Camp Schedule

 Friday, March 2nd

 Saturday, March 3rd

 Sunday, March 4th

17:15 Arrival and Check-in 17:30 Opening Ceremony
18:00 Camp Intro 
18:30 Group rotations:
         dinner, shower &
         crafts
20:00 Group Activities
22:00 Lights Out

07:00 Flag Raising
08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Activity Stations
11:10 Snack time
11:30 Kapers (chores)
         & Lunch
13:00 Activity Stations
15:00 Snack time
15:30 Activity Stations
17:30 Group rotations:
         dinner, shower &
         skit preparation
20:00 Flag Retreat & 
         Campfire
22:00 Lights Out

07:00 Flag Raising
08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Closing Activity & 
         Ceremony, Flag Retiring
10:00 Cleanup & load buses
10:30 Onsite pickup
11:00 Buses depart

What Should She Bring?

Singapore weather at this time of year is typically hot, humid and rain is always possible. In addition, some activities will be messy and muddy and each Girl Scout must take care of themselves the entire weekend, so pack accordingly. In addition, this year girls need to bring their own bedding, pillow and “mess kit” (plate, cup, utensils, etc). Please note that Girl Scouts are NOT allowed to bring any food/snacks/sweets or electronic devices (iPods/iPads, cell phones, radios, electronic games, etc.) to Camp. We know that's a lot to remember, so we've compiled this handy checklist that all Girl Scouts and parents should use when packing:

[Download the Overnight Camper Checklist]


Program Aides

Overnight Camp is also a great opportunity for older Girl Scouts to develop their leadership skills. Girls who are 2nd Year Cadettes or higher may register as a Program Aid (PA). They will work with the Camp organizers and parent volunteers to run the Camp and are entitled to a significantly reduced fee. 


All PAs must undergo training prior to the start of camp and t
here are two mandatory training sessions for PA's this year. All girls who want to be PAs this year must sign up for training beforehand so we can get a headcount for these sessions.
  1. 'Classroom' Session (11-Feb) Mandatory for all NEW PA's and all previously trained PA's are requested to attend to help prepare camp materials.
  2. 'Activities' Session (25-Feb) Mandatory for ALL PA's; this session will be held at Camp Sarimbun and transportation will be provided.

Parent Participation

Camp doesn't have to be fun JUST for the girls and all work for the grown-ups! Enjoy some S’Mores with your daughter! Savor the outdoors with a fabulous Sunset! Cabin Moms will be assigned in a separate cabin from their daughter, which allows the camper to get the independent feel of overnight camp, while allowing for a nice bonding experience. The experience is fun and unique – take advantage of it. Meals and lodging free for all Cabin Moms or daytime volunteers who stay overnight.

That said, Overnight Camp is our largest and most complex event every year, and without participation from everyone we simply cannot do it. As part of the registration process, please also sign up for a volunteer assignment during the Camp weekend. Most jobs require no more than 4 hours commitment (but we'd love to have you sign up for more)!

NOTE: If you plan to be a Cabin Mom for the duration of Camp, you need to sign up for three (3) slots (Friday Overnight, Saturday Daytime & Saturday Overnight).

[Sign Up Here as a Parent Volunteer]

Registration & Fees

You must register for Overnight Camp online; space is limited to 120 Girl Scouts so please make sure you register as soon as possible.

          Camper Fee:              $170
          PA/Counselor Fee:      $70

We cannot provide refunds for unused registrations, so please check your schedule carefully before registering. Registration closes and full payment must be received on 11-Feb-2018; unpaid registrations after that date will be CANCELLED. Please read our Payment Policy for further details.


Junior Journey-in-a-Day: aMUSE!

posted Jan 23, 2018, 9:06 PM by Webmaster USAGSO-Singapore   [ updated Feb 23, 2018, 7:23 PM ]


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We need some parent & leaders
to help out at this event.


Junior JIAD Permision Slip 2018.pdf


This is the opportunity for Girl Scout Juniors in Singapore to earn their "aMUSE" Journey in just one day! Girls will meet for a day and go through stations and fulfill all the requirements to earn their badges by the end of the day.

When:   Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where:  Singapore American School (SAS) Room M301 (Middle School, 3rd floor)

There is no cost for this event, but girls must sign up online to reserve a space. This is a one-day-only event and will not be repeated this year. A permission slip is REQUIRED to participate in this event; download it, print it, fill it out and bring it with you. DON'T FORGET!

What to Bring

All participants should bring the following:
  • Girl Scout Junior vest
  • Snack & lunc(NO NUTS OF ANY KIND PLEASE!)
  • Water bottle 
  • Hat
  • Stationery (Pencils, Pens, Erasers, Color pencils)
  • A mirror

Volunteers Needed

As always, we need several adult volunteers to help out with this event. 




"Recycle the World" Day Camp 2018

posted Jan 15, 2018, 3:05 AM by Webmaster USAGSO-Singapore   [ updated Feb 23, 2018, 7:23 PM ]

 


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This event is open to all Daisy & Brownie Scouts and is specifically designed to provide a "camp" experience for girls who are not quite old enough to participate in Overnight Camp.  It will feature lots of fun “Recycle the World” activities during the afternoon followed by a dinner and campfire, at dusk.

When:      February 10, 2018 from 1:30 PM to 9:00 PM 
Where:     Camp Christine, Singapore


Camp Christine is a gorgeous park with lots of shade, a nice offshore breeze and great facilities. All day-time activities, breaks and meal/snacks will be held on sight in their activity hall or their outdoor field. The day will conclude at Camp Christine’s fire pit where the girls will gather for S’mores, songs and an evening campfire. 

Bus transportation will be provided to and from the camp venue for all Girl Scouts and Adult Volunteers. This event will be held Rain or Shine; however we reserve the right to cancel in the event of dangerous weather.

Camp Schedule

 1:30 PM  Buses depart for camp venue
 2:15 PM  Check-in & Snack
 2:45 PM  Activities & Crafts
 4:00 PM  Break and Snack Time!
 4:30 PM  More Activities & Crafts
 5:30 PM  Clean up for Dinner
 6:00 PM  BBQ Dinner & Swaps
 7:15 PM  Campfire & S'Mores!
 8:30 PM  Buses load up & depart
 9:00 PM  Buses return to original locations

Parent Participation 
As always, we need a lot of parents to help supervise the activities and large number of young children that will participate in this event. There are a wide variety of Volunteer Assignments available; you will be busy and you will not be bored! Please note, as an Adult Volunteer you will be responsible for specific activities, so you WILL NOT stay with your child throughout the entire event. Only adults who sign up to volunteer will be allowed at camp. We apologize in advance if you are not able to secure a volunteer slot, as they are allotted on a first come first served basis. 

[Click Here to Sign up for a Volunteer Assignment]


According to USAGSO rules, we must have a minimum of 1 Adult Volunteer for every 4 girls attending camp. If the ratio isn’t right, the USAGSO organization will not allow us to hold this event. If we do not receive enough volunteers we will be reaching out to the Troops to look for additional volunteers. 

Camp is an opportunity for younger Girl Scouts to experience teamwork and personal responsibility in a safe and controlled environment. Therefore, parents without a Volunteer Assignment may not attend "Recycle the World" Day Camp. When registering your daughter, please ensure that she is willing to attend a day long event without your presence. 

Older girls will also be working with the younger girls. This reinforces leadership skills in the older girls and also sets a wonderful example for our Daisies and Brownies. 

Bus Transportation

Chartered bus service will be provided for all Girl Scouts and Team Leader Volunteers to and from the venue at Camp Christine. Buses will be available from two locations, the Singapore American School (SAS) in Woodlands and Cairnhill Community Centre near the Newton Food Centre, and will return everyone to the same original locations. 

All Girl Scout campers MUST ride the chartered buses; parents are not permitted to drop off/pick up their daughters at the camp venue! The bus ride is a measure implemented to make sure your girls stay safe. Team Leaders will get to know their charges on the bus ride to camp which helps them take better care of them during the day. Additionally, bus rides are familiar to many girls who go to school in Singapore and getting on the bus and saying bye is often far easier emotionally than walking in big camp gates. 

Departure: Buses will begin loading at 1:15 PM and depart promptly for Camp Christine at 1:30 PM. Please be there ON TIME - they will not wait for late arrivals! 

Return: Buses will start loading at Camp Christine at 8:15 PM, depart at 8:30 PM and return to their original locations approximately 9:00 PM. Please be mindful of the volunteers’ time and efforts and arrive on-time to pick up your daughters! Buses may run late if the girls don’t board quickly leaving camp. Be patient and don’t worry: we’re coming! 

Registration & Fees 
The registration fee is $65; this covers the cost of bus transportation, snacks & dinner, and all activities and crafts. In addition, every registered Girl Scout will receive a gift bag, an event patch and a special Day Camp T-Shirt. Please see the T-Shirt Sizing Guide to ensure you select the right size on the registration form. 

Registration will close on Friday, 02-Feb-2018 and no new registrations will be accepted after that date. There is a lot of prep work to organize the teams, buses, food, shirts and so much more. Full payment is also due no later than 02-Feb-2018; all unpaid registrations after that date will be cancelled without notice. 

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations, so please check your schedule carefully before registering. In addition, if the weather is deemed to be dangerous and a risk to the health of our campers, Day Camp will be cancelled with no refunds.

After completing registration, you will receive an email automatic email confirmation. If you do not receive the confirmation email within a few hours, please check your "spam" or "junk" mail folders. Several popular email applications have prevented delivery of registration confirmation emails in the past.

If needed, financial aid assistance is available. Contact chair@singaporeusagirlscouts.org to make arrangements. All requests will remain confidential.

What Should She Bring? 
Singapore weather at this time of year is typically hot, humid and rain is always possible. In addition, some activities can be messy or muddy. Please label everything you send with your Girl Scout's name, packed in an easy-to-carry backpack or shoulder bag (also with her name on it). Ensure your Girl Scout has the following:
  • Sunscreen & insect repellent (please apply BEFORE getting on camp bus)
  • Sneakers/trainers that can get wet & dirty (NO flip flops/sandals!)
  • Hat with a large brim or visor
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sweatshirt/jumper (in case it gets cool at Campfire time)
  • SWAPS (for trading with other Girl Scouts) What are SWAPS?
Please DO NOT bring toys, jewelry, electronics, or any valuable/personal items that are expensive/difficult to replace. Please do not bring your daughter’s GIrl Scout vest. Again, please LABEL everything with your Girl Scout's full name!

Questions? Need more Information? 
If you have any questions, concerns or need more information we have set up a dedicated Camp mailbox; please email daycamp@singaporeusagirlscouts.org.

Please direct all Day Camp inquiries to this mailbox as it is being monitored by the Organizing Committee. They will be able to provide the fastest, most informative response.

Join the Singapore Scurry!

posted Nov 30, 2017, 3:10 PM by Webmaster USAGSO-Singapore   [ updated Jan 30, 2018, 12:19 AM ]

 

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Calling all Cadette, Senior & Ambassador Scouts; come join us for the USAGSO-Singapore second annual Amazing Race! The race format is simple; girls compete in teams by following clues & maps to navigate around well-known parts of Singapore and document their journey along the way. The first team to reach the finish location wins! All teams will participate in a party at the end of the race. 

DUE TO THE HOLIDAY BREAK, EARLY REGISTRATION IS ENCOURAGED! Registration will close on January 7th, 2018. Sorry, no late registrations can be accepted due to the team nature of this event.


When:    Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Where:
   Start/Dropoff & End/Pickup details will be sent to all registrants
Cost:
      $20

What to Bring

  • a small backpack with a water bottle
  • sun protection: either hat or sunglasses and apply sunscreen beforehand
  • an umbrella or rain jacket
  • a snack that suits your dietary needs
  • a camera phone (if you have one)
Please Note:  Due to the nature of the race format where girls must navigate Singapore on their own, this event is only open to older girls (Cadette, Senior & Ambassador Scouts).

Adult Volunteers Needed

We also need several parents to help on this event by manning several checkpoints along the route. You will make sure the teams complete their assigned tasks, give out the clues for the next segment and report back on each team as they pass.

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Father-Daughter Dance - Flower Power!

posted Oct 5, 2017, 9:35 PM by Webmaster USAGSO-Singapore   [ updated Nov 12, 2017, 10:03 PM ]


  Dads and daughters, it’s time to dig out that tie dye, fix flowers in your hair and don your dancing shoes as we get down and get groovy at the annual USAGSO-Singapore Father Daughter Dance. Join us for a fun and funky evening together as we celebrate everything FLOWER POWER!

  When:    November 11, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM
Where:   Singapore American School (map)
Cost:      $70 per couple, or $100 for 3+ person families
Register Now
Registration closes 30-Oct.

NO TICKETS ARE SOLD AT THE DOOR FOR THIS EVENT! All registrations & payments are due by October 30th and late registrations cannot be accepted.


Everything You Need To Know
This is a big event and we want to make sure everyone has fun. So we've put together some far-out flyers to fill you in on the need-to-know stuff. Please make sure you download and read them all man!
Volunteers Needed!
Although this event is mainly for dads & daughters, moms can still help out. From setup, to sign in, to photo booths, to meal service, to activities and crafts, there are LOTS of things moms can do to help out at the event (and you get to hang out and watch and eat). WE NEED YOU!

And Troop Leaders don't forget, one of the requirements for the annual Honor Troop award is having parent volunteers help out at events. Make sure your parents list their daughter's Troop Numbers when they sign up for a volunteer job.

Questions? Feel free to contact the Father-Daughter Dance organizing team at fatherdaughter@singaporeusagirlscouts.org
.
 

Volunteer Now


 

Come Fly a Kite!

posted Sep 29, 2017, 9:50 PM by Webmaster USAGSO-Singapore   [ updated Nov 2, 2017, 2:44 AM ]

 


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Come help us celebrate the birthday of the founder of Girl Scouts, Juliet Gordon Low! All scouts, leaders, parents and siblings are welcome! Bring a kite to fly, food, drinks, sunscreen, hats, picnic blankets, mozzie repellent and umbrellas (just in case).

When: Sunday 29-Oct-2017, 4:00-6:00 PM

You can wear your Girl Scout vest, and come as a troop or come as a family. Please note, all girls must come with an adult (parent or troop leaders) - NO DROP OFFS FOR THIS EVENT. All attending Girl Scouts will receive an event segment and fun patch from their Troop Leaders at a later date after the event.

For full details, please download the permission slip or contact your Troop Leader.


2017 Songfest and Ice Cream Social

posted Sep 2, 2017, 9:09 PM by Webmaster USAGSO-Singapore   [ updated Sep 24, 2017, 7:35 PM ]





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Join us for our first all-Troop get together of the school year. For returning girls, it's a great chance to reconnect with friends from last year. For all new Girl Scouts, it's a wonderful chance to meet all their new troop-mates! And all Girl Scouts will receive their limited-edition 2017-18 USAGSO-Singapore t-shirts.

We'll sing Girl Scout songs and you'll hear about all the fun events we have in store for the year. Then stop in at the Ice Cream Social, meet all our Troop Leaders and Committee members, and cool off with some refreshing treats. It's always a fun way to start the year!

When: Saturday, September 23rd from 2:00 to 5:00 PM
Where: Singapore American School, Elementary Theater (map)

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early; it takes a bit of time to get through the security gate check, turn in permission slips and find seating.

Important Info:
  • All Girls Scouts must have a signed permission slip to attend; this is also your 'ticket' to get into SAS. DO NOT FORGET TO PRINT, SIGN AND BRING IT!
  • Girl Scouts wear your vest if you have one; if not please come as you are!
  • Family members are welcome to attend; please come and join the fun!
  • Girl Scouts will sit with their Troop members and Leaders in the front of the theater; parents and other family members are asked to sit behind the reserved Troops section. However, parents of Daisy scouts may sit with the Troop, if needed.

Membership Registration Need-to-Know

posted Aug 30, 2017, 6:08 AM by Webmaster USAGSO-Singapore   [ updated Feb 23, 2018, 7:24 PM ]

On 28-Aug-2017 USA Girl Scouts launched a new online member registration system called "MyGS" system to all USAGS Overseas groups worldwide. This is an exciting development and will help our committee, Troop leaders and parents manage memberships in our growing Girl Scout community. It is a mandatory that all Adult Volunteers and Girl Scouts be registered members in the "MyGS" system and use it to pay their 2017-18 membership fee directly to USA Girl Scouts.

This is something brand-new to all of us, and we are still learning about it as we go along. We've put together this webpage to provide information on how to (re)register and pay your membership fees, and how to get help if you experience problems.

Why Do I Need to Know This?

When you sign up your daughter to be a Girl Scout in Singapore you pay a local "program fee" that covers operations and events run by the local committee, and a "membership fee" which goes to the USA Girl Scouts organization to cover her membership and participation insurance. No girl or leader can participate in any Troop or Committee meetings or events without a current member registration.

Prior to July 2017, parents paid a single fee to USAGSO-Singapore and we took care of submitting all the paperwork and paid the USA Girl Scouts "membership fees" for all Girl Scouts in one transaction. However, with the launch of the MyGS system we can no longer do this. From July 2017 forward, parents pay the USAGSO-Singapore "program fee" at sign up, and then must register and pay the USA Girl Scouts "membership fee" separately after receiving their daughter's Troop assignment.

Similarly, the USAGSO-Singapore committee covers the cost of membership registrations for all Troop Leaders. In the past, we would submit all the paperwork and pay for leader memberships in a single transactions. Again, with the launch of the MyGS system we can no longer register and pay for leaders directly. Leaders must now register themselves, and submit the receipt to the Treasurer for reimbursement.

How to Register - Returning Singapore Girl Scouts & Leaders

If your daughter was a Girl Scout or you were a Troop Leader or Committee Member in Singapore last year, you should have received and email titled "Welcome to the Girl Scout Community". This email has a link to access your personal online account and set your password during your first login. You can also login using this link: https://gsmembers.force.com/members/login.

IMPORTANT: If you did not receive a MyGS login email, please see How to Get Help below.

CHECK YOUR HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS
After successfully logging in, please check that the information on the "FAMILY PROFILE" page is correct for your family. This page should show all the members of your family who were registered as Adult or Girl members for the 2016-17 membership year (which ended 30-Sep-2017) and their individual registration information. Use the "Edit" option to correct any errors.

There are some data fields on the "FAMILY PROFILE" page that you cannot edit: Gender, Date of Birth, Grade Level or Membership Years. If any of these are incorrect for your family members, you will need to contact USAGSO Customer Care to have them changed.

After reviewing and updating your Family Profile, you next need to check your membership status for 2017-18. 

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
If you already registered your daughter(s) and/or yourself (for Leaders) during the Early Bird period in May/June 2017, you should already be assigned to the correct Troop and show as paid for the 2017-18 membership year.

On the "MEMBERSHIP" page please confirm the following:
  • Above the membership information table you should see "Membership Year Oct 1, 2017 to Sept 30, 2018".
  • All the Girl Scouts and Adult Members in your family who have participated in past years are listed.
  • In the "Participation" column, you should see the assigned Troop number for all Girl Scouts and Troop Leaders in your family. (Singapore Troop numbers are displayed in the format "355xx" where "xx" is the 2-digit Troop number you normally know.) 
  • In the "Status" column you should see "Renewed for 2018" next to the correct Troop number for 2017-18.
  • You may also see Troop numbers from past years, but these should be shown as "Inactive" status.
  • If a Troop assignment is wrong, or the Status says "Time to Renew for 2018", please see How to Get Help below.
RENEWING YOUR REGISTRATION
If you did not re-register during Early Bird, y
ou have a few extra steps to follow to complete your registration.

On the "MEMBERSHIP" page you should see the following:
  • Above the membership information table you should see "Membership Year Oct 1, 2017 to Sept 30, 2018".
  • All the Girl Scouts and Adult Members in your family who have participated in past years.
  • In the "Participation" column you should see the assigned Troop number for all Girl Scouts and Troop Leaders in your family. You may also see Troop numbers from past years. (Singapore Troop numbers are displayed in the format "355xx" where "xx" is the 2-digit Troop number you normally know.) 
  • In the "Status" column, you will see "Time to Renew for 2018" next to each name in your family.
  • If you do not see the correct Troop number for this year, please wait until 02-Oct-2017 to renew your membership. You will then be able to pick the right Troop from the master list during the registration process.
To renew, select the "Renew" option for each Girl Scout and/or Adult in your family who will participate in 2017-18 and click "CONTINUE".
  • If you are renewing a Troop Leader membership, follow from Step 4 in the How to Register - New Leaders section below.
  • If you are renewing a Girl Scout membership, follow from Step 4 in the How to Register - New Girl Scouts section below.
  • If you are having trouble finding the right Troop, select the “Unsure” option on the Troop selection page and complete the rest of the registration process. Then, please email registrar@singaporeusagirlscouts.org after completing payment and we will work with the USAGSO Customer Care Team get you assigned to the right Troop.

How to Register - Transferring Girl Scouts & Leaders

If you recently moved to Singapore and participated in Girl Scouts in your former home country, you MUST FIRST RE-REGISTER USING YOUR MyGS ACCOUNT FROM YOUR FORMER HOME COUNTRY COUNCIL. You can login and follow the instructions above for Returning Singapore Girl Scouts & Leaders.

You must then submit a request for your membership account to be transferred to a Singapore Troop. 

  • If moved from another USAGSO country (any USA Girl Scouts organization outside the United States) please email the registrar or committee chair in your former country and ask them to submit a transfer request to the USAGSO Customer Care team.
  • If moved from the USA, you need to send an email request to your former USA Girl Scouts Council Office to transfer your membership to USAGSO-Singapore (council code 355).
  • Please include your new Singapore Troop number, your full name and primary email address and CC the request to overseascustomercare@girlscouts.org.

Unfortunately USAGSO-Singapore cannot initiate the transfer process; it must be requested by the membership account holder.

How to Register - New Leaders

  1. Go to http://www.usagso.org/en/for-volunteers/why-volunteer.html and click “VOLUNTEER TODAY”.
  2. On the next page choose “Singapore” for both Country and City and click “CONTINUE”.
  3. Fill out the info on the “Adult Registration” page with requested the information.
    • If your daughter(s) are already in Girl Scouts, you MUST use the same primary email address you used to register her/them. If you don’t, you will have multiple MyGS logins to manage all your family members.
    • Also, be sure to select “I want to join as a Volunteer”.
    • Click “CONTINUE”.
  4. On the “Select a volunteer role” page, select the choose the Troop number that you have been assigned. The numbers on this page will all start with the Singapore committee code “355”, followed by the two-digit Troop number. BE SURE TO ONLY SELECT THE TROOP NUMBER YOU HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED!
    • If you are having trouble finding the right Troop, select the “Unsure” option. Then, please email registrar@singaporeusagirlscouts.org after completing payment and we will help get you assigned to the right troop number as the Leader.
    • You should now see your selected Troop option right under the “SEARCH” button in the middle of the page; click “NEXT”
  5. On the next page, answer the questions about your reasons for living in Singapore then click “CONTINUE”.
  6. On the “Become a Member” page, select the membership type, fill in all your personal contact information (enter “Singapore” for the City), then click “SUBMIT”.
  7. On the “Registration Summary” page you will see a summary of the charges to register yourself as an Adult Member as a Girl Scout for the 2017-18 school year.
    • If you any daughter(s) to register as NEW Girl Scouts, click “ADD ANOTHER MEMBERSHIP” (start at Step 3 in the “New Girl Scouts – How to Register” section below).
    • When you are finished with all your registrations and are ready to pay, click “CHECKOUT”.
  8. On the following “Membership Registration Acceptance for Household” page you must leave the “I/we accept and abide by the Girl Scouts Promise and Law” selected to complete the registration & payment. Press “SUBMIT”.
  9. On the “Order Summary” page confirm that your charges are correct, then click “CONTINUE TO PAYMENT”.
  10. On the “Payment Information” page enter in the details for your credit card, then click “CONFIRM” to complete payment.

How to Register - New Girl Scouts

  1. Go to http://www.usagso.org/en/about-girl-scouts/join.html and click “JOIN GIRL SCOUTS”.
  2. On the next page choose “Singapore” for both Country and City and click “CONTINUE”.
  3. Fill out the info on the “Girl Registration” page with requested the information for your DAUGHTER who is joining Girl Scouts.
    • Be sure to enter YOUR email address as Primary Caregiver and double check you have entered it correctly; this will become your family MyGS login ID! 
    • If you are already registered as an Adult Member or you have other daughters who are already Girl Scouts, you MUST use the same primary email address you used to register yourself/daughter. If you don’t, you will have multiple logins to MyGS for your family members.
    • Click “CONTINUE”. 
  4. On the “Ways to Participate” page, choose the Troop that you have been assigned. The numbers on this page will all start with the Singapore committee code “355”, followed by the two-digit Troop number. BE SURE TO ONLY SELECT THE TROOP NUMBER YOU HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED!
    • If you are having trouble finding your assigned Troop number, select the “Unsure” option. Then, please email registrar@singaporeusagirlscouts.org after completing payment and we will help get your daughter assigned to the right troop.
    • You should now see your selected Troop option right under the “SEARCH” button in the middle of the page; click “NEXT”.
  5. On the next page, answer the questions about your reasons for living in Singapore then click “CONTINUE”.
  6. On the next page, there are two sections to complete:
    • Membership Information: Fill out all the information requested for your DAUGHTER who is joining Girl Scouts. Please enter “Singapore” for the City, and “School Not Found” for “School Attending”. Be sure to select the correct option for “Custodial Care Info” before moving to the next section.
    • Parent/Caregiver Information: Fill out all the requested information for YOU and YOUR SPOUSE/PARTNER (if applicable). Note that the Caregiver Information from the “Girl Registration” page will already appear as the Primary Contact.
    • When both sections are complete, press “SUBMIT”.
  7. On the “Registration Summary” page you will see a summary of the charges to register your DAUGHTER as a Girl Scout for the 2017-18 school year.
    • If you have another daughter to register as a NEW Girl Scout or you need to register as a NEW Troop Leader, click “ADD ANOTHER MEMBERSHIP”.
    • If you are adding your Adult Membership as a NEW Troop Leader please go to Step 3 in the “New Leaders – How to Register” section above.
    • If you are adding another NEW Girl Scout, please go to back to Step 3 in this the “New Girl Scouts – How to Register” section.
    • When you are finished adding all memberships and are ready to pay, click “CHECKOUT”.
  8. On the following “Membership Registration Acceptance for Household” page you must leave the “I/we accept and abide by the Girl Scouts Promise and Law” selected to complete the registration & payment. Press “SUBMIT”.
  9. On the “Order Summary” page confirm that your charges are correct, then click “CONTINUE TO PAYMENT”.
  10. On the “Payment Information” page enter in the details for your credit card , then click “CONFIRM” to submit payment.

How to Get Reimbursed for Troop Leader Registration

As mentioned above, the USAGSO-Singapore committee covers all costs for Troop Leader membership registrations.
  1. After you have successfully completed your Adult Member registration, picked your Troop and completed the payment process you will receive a receipt. SAVE AND PRINT A COPY OF THIS RECEIPT!
  2. Download and complete the Reimbursement Form (Shutterfly site login required) and fill it out. The membership fee is paid as $45 USD, which will be reimbursed as $65 SGD.
  3. Submit the Reimbursement Form and a copy of the receipt to the Treasurer at treasurer@singaporeusagirlscouts.org (or you can hand deliver it at the monthly OMT meeting).
  4. Reimbursements will be paid by Singapore Check only.

How to Get Help

The USA Girl Scouts Overseas has set up a Customer Care team to address issues with the MyGS System. However not all issues need to be reported. Please carefully read the following information for the fastest way to fix common issues.

DO NOT contact Customer Care for any of the following issues:
  • You make data entry errors in a new Adult/Girl registration, or one or more family members' personal data is incorrect on the "FAMILY PROFILE" page.
    • Please login to your MyGS account and use the "Edit" option in the  to fix any errors yourself.
    • However, certain data fields (Gender, Date of Birth, Grade Level and Membership Years) cannot be modified and any errors must be corrected by making a request to Customer Care.
You MUST contact the USAGSO Customer Care for any of the following issues: 
  • Your family participated in Girl Scouts in 2016-17 and you did not receive a MyGS login email. (Please check your Junk/Spam/Trash folders first before contacting Customer Care!)
  • Data errors on the "MEMBERSHIP" page:
    • Unknown people are listed as your family members. DO NOT EDIT THE PERSONAL DATA FOR ANY UNKNOWN PERSONS! 
    • Family members who participated in Girl Scouts in 2016-17 are not listed.
    • The 2017-18 Troop number or payment "Status" for any Girl Scout or Adult Leader in your family is incorrect.
    • If you mistakenly choose the wrong Troop when registering.
  • The fixed data fields on the "FAMILY PROFILE" page (Gender, Date of Birth, Grade Level or Membership Years) for one or more of your family members is incorrect.
  • You see error messages during the renewal, new registration or payment process.
To contact Customer Care to report an issue:
  • Send an email to overseascustomercare@girlscouts.org and include the following information:
    • Your full name and email address
    • Your daughter(s) full name(s), birthday, grade level and membership years
    • A screen shot of the page showing the incorrect family/member information or error message (optional)
  • Alternatively, you can call +1-800-467-0070 to report an issue; please be prepared with all the information listed above before you call. You may be required to leave your contact details and a call back number on voice mail.
What happens next:
  • Your issue will be recorded as a ‘case’ with USA Girl Scouts IT team and you will receive a confirmation email.
  • You may receive email requests for additional information.
  • When your case is resolved, you will receive an email.
  • Due to high case volumes from the MyGS launch, you should expect it to take 2+ days to resolve your issue or receive a request for more information.
  • If you have issues that are not resolved within 7 days, please contact webmaster@singaporeusagirlscouts.org.

2017 Leader Training - Sign Up Now

posted Aug 18, 2017, 12:12 AM by Webmaster USAGSO-Singapore   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 9:33 PM ]



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Yes, it's that time of year again - LEADER TRAINING! USA Girl Scouts requires Troop Leaders to complete two forms of training:
  • New Leader Training (for brand new Leaders only)
  • First Aid Training (must be renewed every two years)
BEFORE the first Troop meeting, every Troop must have a minimum of two Leaders, both must have attended a New Leader Training session AND at least one Leader with current First Aid certification MUST BE PRESENT AT EVERY MEETING.

NEW LEADER TRAINING

So, you've signed up to be a Troop Leader for your daughter and other girls - thank you so much for volunteering! And now you're thinking, what in the world do I do next? No worries, we've got it covered for you; we provide all the training and materials you'll need to get started right away, and you'll get some other free stuff!

All new Leaders are REQUIRED to attend a New Leader Training course; you'll get a bunch of really useful information, meet some new folks and learn all you need to know to get your Troop going. Meals will be provided.

OPTION 1
    When:  August 30, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    Where: Cairnhill Community Club, 1 Anthony Rd, Singapore 229944

OPTION 2 (NEW!)
    When:  September 12 & 13, 6:00-9:00 PM (must attend both dates)
    Where: TBA

Thank you again, and don't worry. Being a Troop Leader is not as hard as it sounds and it's really fun! Please click the "Sign Up Now" button to sign up so we can get a headcount for materials and meals.

FIRST AID TRAINING

All Troops have at least ONE Leader who has received First Aid certification within the last two (2) years at every meeting. USAGSO-Singapore pays for training one Leader per troop; second leader can be trained with payment of $100 SGD.

RETURNING LEADERS: If you last completed First Aid Training in September 2015 or earlier, then at least one Troop Leader MUST retrain now. (Unless you have since retrained elsewhere and provide documentary evidence.)

NEW LEADERS: At least one Troop Leader per Troop MUST attend a training sessions.

This year, we are offering two First Aid training sessions. You only need to sign up and attend ONE session to be certified. Please sign up soon, space is limited to 20 per session.

Please click the "Sign Up Now" button to sign up so we can get a headcount for training materials.

OPTION 1
    When: Tuesday, September 19, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Function Room at Leonie Tower A, 28 Leonie Hill 239227

OPTION 2
    When: Sunday, September 24, 2:00 - 6:00 PM
    Where: Function Room at Leonie Tower A, 28 Leonie Hill 239227

Interested in Girl Scouts? Come Meet Us!

posted May 30, 2017, 7:20 PM by Webmaster USAGSO-Singapore   [ updated Aug 27, 2017, 3:07 AM ]

 




Are you thinking about joining USA Girls Scouts but you have some questions? Do you need help signing up? No problem! We will be available at several locations around Singapore as school gets started to help you out. So feel free to stop by at one of the events listed below and chat with us about Girl Scouts in Singapore.

If you don't see your school, or a convenient date/location listed please contact us. And please check back here periodically as we are still working to add more dates and locations.

 Date  Time  Location
 01-Jul  4 PM to 6 PM  SAS Independence Day Celebration
 10-Aug  8 AM to 5 PM  SAIS Family Orientation Day
 11-Aug  8 AM to 5 PM  SAIS Family Orientation Day
 11-Aug 2 PM to 5 PM SAS Open House
 18-Aug 9 AM to 11 AM Info session at Food For Thought at the Botanic Gardens
 22-Aug 9 AM to 11 AM SAIS PTA Parent Welcome Coffee 
 23-Aug 10 AM to 12 PM AWA Welcome Fair 2017 at Fort Canning Lodge
 25-Aug  9 AM to 12 PM   SAS PTA Welcome Back Coffee

School Events

USAGSO-Singapore is staffing information tables at several international schools Open House & PTA Events to coincide with the start of the school year. We will be available to answer any questions and give you all the information you need to sign up. Please stop by!

Information Session

For parents whose children go to other schools (and anyone who want to learn more about Girl Scouts) we are holding separate information sessions. These are typically casual get-togethers where you can meet some of our leaders, hear about what we do, ask questions and get information about signing up.

18-Aug-2017 from 9 to 11 AM
at
Food for Thought
#B1-00 Singapore Botanic Gardens
Tanglin Gate, 1 Cluny Rd
Singapore 259569

** In order to earn Honor Troop status in 2016-17, girls or parent volunteers from the troop must help with recruitment.

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