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Get Girls Outside


Dear troop volunteers, 

We're giving you and your girls options ... outside options! We've added outside activities to ten badges in the Volunteer Toolkit. Research shows nature-based activities challenge girls and support their social development by encouraging them to become more self-aware and to cooperate, communicate, and solve problems more effectively.

Join us for a free webinar highlighting all the recent Volunteer Toolkit updates, including the multi-age troop function, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 7-8 p.m. Register now. Questions? Contact Sandy Sultz.

New Get Girls Outside! Badge Activity Options:

  • 2 Daisy Petals: Lupe, Clover
  • 4 Brownie Badges: First Aid, Snacks, Making Games, Senses 
  • 4 Junior Badges: First Aid, Simple Meals, Staying Fit, Detective

Please click on the new Get Girls Outside! banner at the top of the Year Plan and Meeting Plan tabs on the VTK-----both tabs are filled with details on the new Get Girls Outside! features and how to access them. 

Nature-based activities often place girls in new physical, psychological, and social situations that motivate curiosity and foster a sense of discovery, so Get Girls Outside! 

VTK Bug Fixes Addressed in our Recent Maintenance Deployment: 

  • Calendar Download Function Now Properly Syncing: Users reported that the download calendar functionality of Year Plan tab was downloading, but with no data associated with it. 
  • Combine Meeting Firefox & Safari Error: "Time is invalid" error now corrected for those browsers. 
  • Time Zone Issues Fixed: All VTK users regardless of time zone, had VTK Year Plan times visible as Eastern Standard Time. This issue has now been corrected. 
  • Update Meeting Dates/Times Fix: Several users have reported an inability to seamlessly adjust individual dates and times. Users will now be able to seamlessly adjust times to individual meetings.
  • Year Plan is now the default tab upon logging into VTK.

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