Volunteer Essentials 2011 - Includes everything you need to know as a Girl Scout Volunteer - Hard copies are available via Norcross Service Unit - (downloadable pdf book) - Large File
Troop Registration - See the eBiz page for more information on how to register.
Registration fees: (October 1 - September 30 Membership)
$12 (girl and adult registration) to "Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta"
$3 (per girl only) to "Norcross Service Unit"
$50 - Requested Annual Fund Donation Per Girl - Donation can be adjusted to meet's family's budget
Materials - Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta l has a library of Girl Scout Materials at the Council offices (Directions) that are available to use with our troops. Download the Check It Out Word Document to see what materials are available!
Here is a list of the types of materials they have available:
GamesPosters Treasure Boxes (program resource kits) Videotapes
Most materials may be checked out for up to two weeks. The "Talking With TJ" kits may be checked out for 6 weeks.
How to get Materials from the Resource Center
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta (Headquarters)
Girl Scout Business Center, Mableton
Address: 5601 North Allen Road
Mableton, GA 30126
Contact: 770-702-9100 Calling from Atlanta area
800-771-4046 Calling from outside Atlanta
Normal hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Notes: Customer support calls welcome Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Please use the phone numbers above.
Girl Scout Badge & Sash Store, Mableton
Contact: 770-702-9600 Mableton
800-771-1139 Outside Atlanta
Normal hours of operation: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Aug-May)
Materials may be checked out any time the Resource Center is open, but you may also reserve materials up to six weeks in advance. Call the Program Resource Center at 770-702-9100 The materials you reserve will be available in the Resource Center for two days beyond your pickup date; after that they will be returned to general circulation
Pickup/Check Out and Deposits
When coming to pick up a Treasure Box, please allow up to 15 minutes to go through the kit with a staff person to make sure all supplies are in the kit.
For each item you check out, a deposit for the replacement value plus $10 is required. You may pay this deposit with a personal or troop check or with VISA, MasterCard or American Express. Your check or credit card information will be held until the materials are returned. No charges on credit cards are run unless the item is lost or is not returned with one month of the due date.
Materials may be renewed one time, usually for two more weeks. Renewals may be requested by phone, by e-mail, or in person. If the items are not already on reserve for the next checkout period, they will be renewed.
Materials are due back the last day of the reservation. If you or your troop need more time with materials, call the Resource Center to ask if they may be renewed (see above.) If a problem arises (a family emergency, for example) and you will not be able to return your materials on time, please call the Resource Center (404-527-7672) as another troop may be waiting and must be notified. We will always try to work with you if you let us know there is a problem.
When returning Treasure Boxes, please allow time to check the kit in with a staff member. You will not be held responsible for items that are used up, worn out, or have minor damages. The check-in helps the Resource Center ensure that items are replaced for the next troop. Treasure Boxes with several missing items or unusual wear/damage will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
Returns by mail or shipper Materials may always be returned by mail, etc., regardless of how they were originally received. U.S. Mail, UPS, FedEx, etc., may be used to return items at the borrower's expense. Please package items securely and safely; you are responsible for replacing items damaged because of improper packaging.
PLEASE RETURN MATERIALS CLEAN AND DRY!
There is a "grace period" of three business days after the date that materials are due. After that late fees of 20¢ per item, per business day will be charged.
For overdue items returned by mail or shipper, fines are assessed for the time after the "grace period" through the postmarked date on the returned items.
Payment of late fees should be made when materials are returned. Late fees may be paid by cash, check, or may be deducted from the borrower's credit card account, at the discretion of the staff.
Direct Delivery *** NEW ***
To have books, audiotapes or videotapes (sorry; we cannot ship games or Treasure Boxes) delivered to your home or business via mail or UPS, follow these steps:
1. Call the Program Resource Center to request the items you want to borrow. The maximum number of items allowed per checkout is four.
2. Choose an option for pre-payment of your shipping cost and deposit:
Check or Money Order -- send your payment with your name and mailing address to the Volunteer Service Center. When payment is received, the items will be shipped to you. The materials you request will be held for one week. If payment for shipping has not been received within that time, the reservation will be canceled. Credit Card -- (MasterCard, Visa, or American Express) The Resource Center Coordinator will take your credit card information and bill the cost of shipping through the Badge & Sash Girl Scout Store's mail-orders system. The deposit fee will not be billed. Materials will be shipped out the next business day.
3. Be prepared to give your troop number, Service Unit name, and your name, address and phone number at the time you make the request