About
Our Group
Our group is made up of students who attend Indiana University. Each year, we elect officers for a one year term. The primary officers for the 2010-2011 school year are currently:
If you are interested in getting involved, contact us via MyInvolvement.


CGS and Girl Scouts in General
Campus Girl Scouts are recognized by Girl Scouts of the USA as adult girl scout volunteers. We volunteer our time and services to our community and the Girl Scouts in our area, and continue to uphold the Girl Scout Promise and Law. We also have a charter highlighting what Campus Girl Scouts is all about, and a consitution describing how the group is run and maintained.
The Girl Scout Promise and Law

PROMISE

On my honor, I will try:
To serve God* and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.


LAW

I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
and to
respect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.

* The word "God" can be interpreted in a number of ways, depending on one's spiritual beliefs. When reciting the Girl Scout Promise, it is okay to replace the word "God" with whatever word your spiritual beliefs dictate.

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Campus Girl Scouts Charter

BACKGROUND

Campus Girl Scouts is a branch of the Girl Scout Movement established to provide service to Girl Scout councils and to girls. Campus Girl Scouts has been in existence in one form or another since the 1920’s. Today there are over thirteen hundred young adults volunteering their time and talents to serving girls in Campus Girl Scout groups.

STARTING CAMPUS GIRL SCOUT GROUPS

Campus Girl Scout groups can be started in several ways:
1.STUDENT INITIATED - Students interested in continuing their involvement in Girl Scouting and recruiting other adult volunteers from their campus can approach the Girl Scout council in whose jurisdiction their school is located.
2.SCHOOL INITIATED - Schools can contact the Girl Scout council in behalf of students interested in an organization that provides that the opportunity for service and to have fun.
3.GIRL SCOUT COUNCIL INITIATED - Girl Scout councils can contact faculty or students at colleges, junior colleges, vocational/ schools, or other institutions of higher learning in their jurisdiction to promote interest in forming a Campus Girl Scout group.

MEETINGS

Campus Girl Scouting is very flexible. Meeting schedules and times are determined by group consensus. Also the time that each student commits is an individual decision. Some may be involved weekly or biweekly while others may help with annual or semi-annual events.

MEMBERSHIP

In order to be a Campus Girl Scout a young person is required to:
Attend a college, university, junior college, vocational/technical school or other institution of higher learning.
Believe in the principles of Girl Scouting.
Be a registered member of Girl Scouting (use registration form 39 and position code 33).
Once the student has registered as an individual member of the Girl Scout Movement, she or he can then join a Campus Girl Scout group. No previous membership in Girl Scouting is required.

WHAT CAMPUS GIRL SCOUTS DO

Campus Girl Scouts focus on three C’s: community, council, and campus. They provide support to girls through the service they provide to the council. The following are examples of some of the areas in which group members may become involved:
Events planning
Girl Scout troop/group sponsorship
Program consulting
Project management
Public relations
Troop/group leadership
Campus tutoring
Community or council task group and committees
Recruitment activities
Fund development
Clerical work
Research and analysis projects
Camping or other outdoor events
Mentoring programs

BENEFITS OF CAMPUS GIRL SCOUT MEMBERSHIP

Skill building
Fun
New friends
Increased self esteem
Personal growth and development

CERTIFICATION OF CGS GROUPS

Campus Girl Scout groups are sponsored and certified by the Girl Scout council in whose jurisdiction their campus is located. When the council has certified the Campus group, a certification statement and application form is forwarded to Girl Scouts of the USA. A Recognition Certificate is sent from GSUSA to the sponsoring council for presentation to the Campus Girl Scout group. A Girl Scout council staff or adult volunteer is assigned by the council as liaison to work with the group.

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IU Campus Girl Scouts Constitution

PREAMBLE

Purpose: To provide support to the Bloomington Community, the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, and the Indiana University Campus students and body; to provide students with an opportunity for leadership skills, personal growth and personal development.

ARTICLE I: Membership

Participation in Campus Girl Scouts is without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. In order to be a Campus Girl Scout, a person is required to:
1. Attend a college, specifically Indiana University
2. Believe in the principles of Girl Scouting
3. Be a registered member of Girl Scouting

ARTICLE II: University Compliance

This organization shall comply with all Indiana University regulations, and local, state and federal laws.

ARTICLE III: Executive Officers/Committee

The titles of officers are listed below and each position shall be a one year term, which starts at the beginning of the school year in August and concludes at the end of school the following year in May. Officers are nominated and the person with the majority of votes will fill the position.
President- Oversees meetings and events in which the organization participates and helps keep group on track.
Vice President- Second to the President and fills in for the President when they are not available.
Secretary- Keeps notes on meetings and all things with which the organization is involved.
Treasurer- Oversees organizations funds and reports to the President and group advisor.
Meeting Coordinator- Contacts members of the group to schedule meetings, and sends reminders for events and meetings.
Webmaster- Controls content on the CGS website and/or social media sites.
Executive Committee- The executive committee consists of a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The term for office is one year. If someone leaves one of these positions, there will be a re-election for the position to be filled for the remainder of the year.

ARTICLE IV: Advisor

The advisor for Campus Girl Scouts is required to be a registered adult member of Girl Scouting and an employee of Indiana University. Duties of the advisor are to serve a s a liaison with Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, the local Girl Scout service units, and with Indiana University. The advisor attends meetings and events when possible. Advisor may step in for the President or Vice President if necessary and help oversee meetings and keep organization on track.

ARTICLE V: Meetings

1. Meeting Times - To be decided by the meeting coordinator with input from other members.
2. Special Meetings - At a regular meeting the executive committee will announce time/date/location or an executive committee member will send out mass mailing through email informing members of meeting.

ARTICLE VI: Elections

Elections are held once a year, and can be held either in August (at the beginning of the school year) or in May (at the end of the school year). People can be nominated for a position and can only fill that position if they receive the majority of the votes of the members participating. Positions are held for an entire school year (August-May). Organization may decide whether a show of hands or a secret ballot is necessary for voting.

ARTICLE VII: Non-Hazing

Hazing is strictly prohibited. Hazing shall be defined as any conduct which subjects another person, whether physically, mentally, emotionally, or psychologically, to anything that may endanger, abuse, degrade, or intimidate the person as a condition of association with a group or organization, regardless of the person's consent or lack of consent.

ARTICLE VIII: Dues and Budget

Dues and budgets are to be decided on by the members of the organization and depend on what events may be going on that year. In many cases members will individually be responsible for fees needed for participating in activities.

ARTICLE IX: Finances

The treasurer will be in charge of financial affairs and the CGS Student Organization Account, and will take training in accordance with SOA requirements. The treasurer is to make a report of the group’s finances at every meeting and is to inform the Executive Committee before any purchases or spending of money . The organization funds are to used for student organization activities and use of funds must be agreed upon by a majority of the group and approved by the President and advisor.

ARTICLE X: Personal Gain Clause

Campus Girl Scouts shall ethically raise and distribute profits from organizational functions to the organization, not individual members. Individual students may not receive money from a student organization event for personal gain.

ARTICLE XI: Amendments

This consitution may be altered as the members see fit through a written process at a meeting, and with a three-fourths vote of the members present. Once approved by the organization, all constitutions with amendments must be submitted to Student Activities via myINvolvement.indiana.edu for approval.

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