They can be events like a one-afternoon badge workshop, a weekend financial literacy program, an educational day at the zoo, and so much more.
Events and series can be planned and presented by adult volunteers, troops, or presented by GSSEM. Girls from throughout the GSSEM service region can attend events and series. They are not restricted to service units or communities. Events and series offer individually-registered girls (Juliettes) and troops of all Girl Scout levels to come together to learn, discover new interests and talents, and have fun together.
GSSEM Girl Scouts can participate in four types of events (Troop, Service Unit, Community, and Council). Girl events are stand-alone offerings provided outside of regular troop meetings. They are typically one-day activities and are occasionally overnight or a weekend long.
Series offerings are group programs where the same girls participate in multiple sessions, which can be regularly scheduled (e.g., every other week, monthly, etc.).
GSSEM provides helpful resources for troops and individuals who are planning events. Volunteer Community Event Organizers and Troop Support Specialists can help guide troops and individuals planning Service Unit and Community events through the process of getting their events approved and included on the event list.
An excellent place to start is the Intent to Event form. This resource can be used to guide any troop or individual in the planning of a service unit or community event.