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Let's L.E.A.D. Together in 2021! 
The 9th Annual L.E.A.D. (Leader Enrichment and Development) Conference encourages you to lead your troop into the new Girl Scout year.  

L.E.A.D. is an opportunity for GSSNV volunteers, both new and experienced, to hear the latest news about what’s happening in Girl Scouting, build leadership skills, and see familiar faces we've all missed over the past few months. You'll also receive great training (provided by fellow volunteers!) vital to a successful Girl Scouting experience. L.E.A.D. will be held at the East Las Vegas Community Center on Saturday, October 2, 2021.

Registration is open now!

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Schedule

Opening Session
Session 1 (10:30 AM - 11:15 AM)

Ask an Expert Troop Leader
Everyone has questions about leading their troop! Join in this session and talk to an experienced Troop Leader and Membership Staff person. Come ready with questions and discussion points for this interactive session. Let’s talk about troop budgets, finance, communicating with families, creating a girl-led experience and so much more!

Neurodiversity in Girl Scouting 
Neurodiversity is the idea that it’s normal and acceptable for people to have brains that function differently from one another. Learn how to foster an inclusive troop and create a positive environment for Girl Scouts with neurodiversities like autism, ADHD, and dyslexia.

The Story of Girl Scouts
Join our GSSNV historian Vanette Christensen for the story of GSUSA and GSSNV. Vanette will share our historic uniforms and objects from the GSSNV to illustrate our history. Treasures from the past will come alive with this exclusive peak from the GSSNV archives.

Get Your Girls Outside
Get your girls outside this year! Through the outdoors, girls have adventures and build important skills. From the backyard to the backcountry, Girl Scouts should explore the outdoors and have fun camping experiences. Find out how to get outside with your girls and ensure fun, safe adventures ahead.

Session 2 (11:20 AM - 12:05 PM)

Squeeze Your Stress Away
Being a Troop Leader can be challenging and stressful at times. Learn how meditation and mindfulness can help you focus, cope with stress, and quiet the mind. During this session you’ll create a mindfulness reminder to take with you.

Reaching for the Highest Awards
The Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards are the highest honors a Girl Scout can earn and are awarded to girls who take action to change their community through coordinated projects. Learn about leading girls through the process of earning their Highest Awards by providing them guidance, support, and mentorship. GSSNV High Awards and Training Committee members, will lead this session and will answer all of your High Awards questions.

The Story of Girl Scouts
Join our GSSNV historian Vanette Christensen for the story of GSUSA and GSSNV. Vanette will share our historic uniforms and objects from the GSSNV to illustrate our history. Treasures from the past will come alive with this exclusive peak from the GSSNV archives.

More Levels, More Fun: Tips for Running a Multi-Level Troop
There are some great benefits to having a multi-level troop for girls and volunteers, but there are also some unique challenges. Find out best practices and tips on how best to overcome any challenges you may face to not only make your multi-level troop a success, but to have a great Girl Scout year

Adult Recognitions (12:10 PM - 1:40 PM)

You won't want to miss the celebration for our amazing volunteers that make a difference to our entire Girl Scouting community.  

Session 3 (1:50 PM - 2:35 PM)

Hands on Girl Scouts 101
Celebrate traditional Girl Scout activities! Knots, S.W.A.P.S., sit-upons, kaper charts, lanyard crafts and geocaching are all fundamentals of the Girl Scout experience. Whether you want to learn more about these important Girl Scout traditions or just want a fun experience with fellow volunteers, sign up for this session to get some hands on Girl Scout fun! 

Punch Up Your Product Programs
Participation in GSSNV Product Programs is a Must! You can go nuts over the Fall Product Program or get Adventureful with the Cookie Program! But it isn't just about money, money, money. It's about Girl Scouts mastering the art of entrepreneurship. Selling products takes motivation, organization, and creativity. Learn the tricks of the trade from the GSSNV Entrepreneurship Team and our GSSNV Director of Product Programs, Hoa Dao!

More Levels, More Fun: Tips for Running a Multi-Level Troop
There are some great benefits to having a multi-level troop for girls and volunteers, but there are also some unique challenges. Find out best practices and tips on how best to overcome any challenges you may face to not only make your multi-level troop a success, but to have a great Girl Scout year

Amazing Girl Scout Teens!
Leading older troops and keeping engagement high can be especially hard when the girls have more things going on in their lives—between driver’s ed, AP and IB exams, SAT and ACT testing, part-time jobs, college visits and applications, and prom, junior and senior year of high school are particularly busy! Hear from seasoned Troop Leaders with experience in engaging older Girl Scouts.

Session 4 (2:40 PM - 3:15 PM)

Get Your Girls Outside
Get your girls outside this year! Through the outdoors, girls have adventures and build important skills. From the backyard to the backcountry, Girl Scouts should explore the outdoors and have fun camping experiences. Find out how to get outside with your girls and ensure fun, safe adventures ahead.

Amazing Girl Scout Teens!
Leading older troops and keeping engagement high can be especially hard when the girls have more things going on in their lives—between driver’s ed, AP and IB exams, SAT and ACT testing, part-time jobs, college visits and applications, and prom, junior and senior year of high school are particularly busy! Hear from seasoned Troop Leaders with experience in engaging older Girl Scouts.

Punch Up Your Product Program
Participation in GSSNV Product Programs is a Must! You can go nuts over the Fall Product Program or get Adventureful with the Cookie Program! But it isn't just about money, money, money. It's about Girl Scouts mastering the art of entrepreneurship. Selling products takes motivation, organization, and creativity. Learn the tricks of the trade from the GSSNV Entrepreneurship Team and our GSSNV Director of Product Programs, Hoa Dao!

Leader Mix & Mingle - Extended Session
Want more time to network with your peers? Use this special extended session to connect with other leaders or just catch up over cookies and coffee.

Session 5 (3:20 PM - 4:00 PM)

Leader Mix & Mingle - Optional Session
Connect with other leaders or just catch up over cookies and coffee.


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Council Level Adult Award Nominations

Do you know an exceptional volunteer that should be recognized for their hard work and commitment to the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada? Nominate them for a Volunteer Award! 2021 nominations are open. Council awards are presented at the L.E.A.D. Conference. 

Council-level Adult Recognitions:
Appreciation Pin
Honor Pin
Thanks Badge I
Thanks Badge II
Man of the Year
Volunteer of Excellence
The President’s Award
Golden Volunteer

Supplemental Guidance and Required Forms for Nomination:
Nomination Form
Adult Recognitions Handbook
Endorsement Form