2013 Volunteer Conference

Volunteers and friends, join us!

   

                                                                                
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Volunteers and friends, join us for the 2013 Volunteer Conference! Our theme of “Set Sail” is a look at how we can “direct the sails” of girls through Girl Scouts. This dynamic event will celebrate, educate and build a great foundation in Girl Scouts, as friends, new and old. So, gather up your fellow adult volunteers to learn and grow together at this year’s largest volunteer learning opportunity!

Who:

 All adult Girl Scout volunteers--there's something for everyone!

Where:  

Camp Roy Weller, Bruceton Mills, WV (Preston County). Camp Roy Weller offers bunk-style lodging and tent camping with available indoor toilets, showers and electricity.

Highlights: 

  • Professional presenters from WVU Extension Service and ExploreWV GeoChallenge.
  • Girl Scouts of Black Diamond presentation on the past, present and future of the Girl Scout volunteer structure.
  • Team building, outdoor education and bullying prevention.
  • Door Prizes!!!
  • Gift with early registration!!

Cost:

Cost will vary, depending on day of arrival, workshops, lodging arrangements and meal choices. See the registration form for pricing. We are offering tent camping and lodge bunk-style beds, as well as an option to stay at an area hotel.

Participation: Minimum of 50 and maximum of 120 participants

Complete Workshop Descriptions

The “Total Experience”

Looking for more than just an overnight stay while at the volunteer conference? Affordable, yet luxurious hotel accommodations can be arranged with Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa, located on Cheat Lake in Morgantown, WV. Enjoy fine or casual dining, a round of golf, a trip to the spa, or hang by the pool. The resort is in close proximity to Camp Roy Weller, Coopers Rock State Park, Fork of Cheats Winery, shopping, boating, and many other recreational activities. For reservations, contact guest services at  304-594-1111. The double occupancy room rate is $109.99. When calling to make reservations, mention Girl Scouts Volunteer Conference to receive this price point.  There will be an additional charge of $20 per person per night for more than double occupancy. For more information about Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa visit www.lakeviewresort.com. Just on the other side of the Cheat Lake, off I-68 at the Pierpont Road exit, in Morgantown, you’ll find a shopping center anchored by Lowes, Michael’s, Talbots, Pier One Imports, Books a Million and Hallmark. Restaurants include IHOP, Bob Evans, Wendy’s, Ruby Tuesdays, Outback Steak House, and Heavenly Ham.

Questions:

Contact Becky Pack, Volunteer Training and Development Specialist at 1-800- 756-7616 or becky.pack@bdgsc.org.

Important Details

1. For quickest registration processing, visit our online registration page.Complete the registration form, save to your hard drive, and send as an attachment to: Sandie.burdette@bdgsc.org
2. You may only choose one workshop per training timeslot.
3. There is no flexibility to change workshops after you make your selections, so choose carefully.
4. Register as early as possible. Workshops have limited space.
5. Confirmations with much more detail will be mailed to you two weeks prior to the event.
 

Volunteer Conference 
Professional Presenters

Robin Taylor
ExploreWV
Geocaching Workshop

Robin Taylor is the Program Director for ExploreWV GeoChallenge, an enthusiast group that was formed by the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts to promote tourism and educate people about the rich history of West Virginia. Robin, her husband, and son have been avidly geocaching since December 2005, and have found over 1,200 geocaches. ExploreWV GeoChallenge currently runs three geocaching challenges that include 62 geocaches placed across West Virginia.

Susan England-Lord
WVU Extension Services
Presenter – Cyber-Bullying

Susan England-Lord is an Associate Professor with West Virginia University Extension Service. Serving in Wyoming County as the 4-H youth development agent since 1993, Susan’s goal is to provide a positive program where ‘all’ youth can succeed no matter their social or economic status. She currently serves as the West Virginia University Extension expert in the field of Cyber Bullying Prevention. Susan has a Masters from West Virginia University in Communication. She has conducted research in various areas. Her research project, “Who Is Hiding Behind That Screen— Cyber bullying”, was used by the West Virginia legislators as they authored legislation (Senate Bill 213, April 2011), to combat cyber bullying. Susan is currently serving as the chair of the iRESPECT (WVUES cyber bullying prevention team) and the West Virginia Legislature to provide cyber bullying prevention education throughout West Virginia.