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Girl Scouts Overseas Camp Counselors (Germany & Japan)

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Girl Scouts Overseas | Frankfurt, HE, Germany
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Girl Scouts Overseas


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Published 5 months ago

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One-time only


Join us for an outdoor adventure at an USA Girl Scouts Overseas camp, where girls can unplug, learn new skills, discover their sense of self, and test new-found independence in a safe, girl-led environment.

With camp experiences packed full of Girl Scout traditions and exciting activities from art and music to high adventure and STEM, there’s something waiting for every girl at camp this year!

Girl Scouts Overseas offers two camps and we need volunteer counselors at both locations:

  • "Camp Tama Hills", near Tokyo, Japan, from July 26-August 4, 2019
  • "Camp Lachenwald" near Frankfurt, Germany, from August 1-10, 2019 

All volunteers receive complimentary meals, accommodation, and a US$250 stipend. (Travel expenses are not included. Stipend will be received at camp.)


Position Summary:

Responsible for implementing the program developed by the camp director and program directors, and facilitating girl-led experiences. 

Volunteer counselors report to the camp director and will work in small groups to oversee an assigned group of girls throughout the duration of the six-day camp. Prior to arrival, counselors will view 1-2 pre-recorded webinars as part of their pre-camp training and can expect to have intermittent e-mail communications from the camp director. Counsellors will also participate in a two-three day onsite training before campers arrive. Dates listed above include pre-camp training days.

Camp participants range in age from Brownies (ages 7-8), Juniors (ages 9-10), Cadettes (ages 11-13), Seniors (ages 14-15), and Ambassadors (ages 16-17). The camp is open to all registered Girl Scouts based anywhere in the world. Most participants are girls from American families living overseas. 


Responsibilities include:

·      Provide Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) by utilizing journey books and the Girl Scout Guide to Girl Scouting

·      Provide leadership and supervision for assigned girls

·      Facilitate and participate in camp activities, including, but not limited to, hiking, swimming, archery, boating, arts-n-crafts, music, singing, cooking, fire building, etc.

·      Monitor and assist in camper mealtimes, including clean up and after meal activities

·      Attend staff meetings

·      Communicate effectively

·      Maintain positive parent, public and community relations

·      Other duties as assigned

Note: This position requires the individual to provide direct service to girls. Strict adherence to camp rules and policies must be followed at all times. Above all, the girls’ safety must remain the primary focus.


Qualifications:

·      Must be 18+

·      Must be fluent in English

·      Must be guided in all actions by the Girl Scout mission, promise and law

·      Must be a registered Adult Girl Scout or graduating 2019 Ambassador. (Register here.)

·      Must be First Aid/CPR certified

·      Must pass a criminal record background check

·      Open to all nationalities, located anywhere

·      Girl Scout experience a plus

Join us for an outdoor adventure at an USA Girl Scouts Overseas camp, where girls can unplug, learn new skills, discover their sense of self, and test new-found independence in a safe, girl-led environment.

With camp experiences packed full of…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Groups Welcome
  • Families Welcome
  • International Volunteers Welcome

How to Apply

To Apply:

·      Complete volunteer application

·      Send resume and 2 references

·      Send copy of first aid / CPR certificate

·      Clearly indicate your chosen camp; Lachenwald (Germany) or Tama (Japan)


Questions? Please send them to overseascustomercare@girlscouts.org

To Apply:

·      Complete volunteer application

·      Send resume and 2 references

·      Send copy of first aid / CPR certificate

·      Clearly indicate your chosen camp; Lachenwald (Germany) or Tama (Japan…

Location

Frankfurt, HE, DE

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