Sessions at the FALL Conference change each year, but you can review the 2012 offerings to see what you may expect in 2013:
Beyond the Troop Trainings
Volunteers could attend Extra! Extra! trainings and Take Action Workshops to learn leadership skills they then pass on to their troops and girls.
The 2012 FALL Conference offered many workshops on craft projects and ideas including:
- Bandana Blast! – Learn several low-cost craft projects using bandanas.
- Crafting for a Cause – Learn ways to share your troop’s crafts with the world around them, and combine crafts with Journey and Take Action projects.
- Hi! Wanna SWAP? – Learn to make many different SWAPS and how to bring this Girl Scout tradition to your troop.
- Homemade Gifts – Create gifts and leave with ideas for items your troop can make for gifts.
- Quilling – Learn this fun, low-cost paper craft to share with your girls
- Scrapbooking Troop Memories – Learn techniques to incorporate scrapbooking into troop metings at a low cost.
Troop Management Workshops
Volunteers could learn many tips to help them best manage their troops and complete programs successfully:
- Best Practices for Cookie Success – Experienced volunteers shared best practices for managing the cookie program at the troop level.
- Family Giving: Tips and Best Practices – Learn about successful family giving methods and events
- Advising Multi-Grade Level Troops – Learn how to manage the unique challenges and provide well-rounded Girl Scout experience.
- Technology and Your Troop – Learn neat tricks and techniques to enhance your Girl Scout experience through technology.
- Get Organized: The Girl Scout Way – See what you can do with a plain clipboard, including a creating a note pad, cork board with push-pins and ‘tear-away’ calendar.
- Putting it all Togethers – Learn about the National Program Portfolio and River Valleys’ planning resources.
- Cover Your Assets: Troop Finance Management – Join us for a practical examination of managing troop funds in a way that “covers the assets” of everyone involved in handling money.
Volunteers learned skills to safely bring their girls into the outdoors and foster an appreciation of nature:
- Taking the Journey Outdoors – Learn how to incorporate Journey themes, especially “It’s Your Planet – Love It”, into hikes and camping trips.
- Teaching Emergency Survival to Girl Scouts – Learn what to do in emergency situations and how to survive outdoors.
- River Valleys’ Facilities and Outdoor Programs – Learn about River Valleys’ camps, facility, equipment and programs available to your Girl Scouts.
- Dutch Oven Basics – A Girl Scout Tradition, learn cooking methods, recipes and care.
- Cookouts Made Easy – Learn techniques to simplify the process and make troop cookouts easier.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Volunteers learned skills for helping their girls get excited about STEM:
- Did Someone Call for a Mad Scientist? – Try some experiments and activities to bring back to your troop.
- Making Science Cool – Learn to incorporate STEM concepts and skills into your Journeys and badge activities through hands-on activities and crafts.
- Sky and Stars – Learn how to use Galileo Scopes, sky maps and moon maps, all available for troops to check out from River Valleys.