Q: Do parents have the ability to register their daughters into a specific troop?
A: If a girl is already in a troop, she may be re-registered to the same troop online. If the
girl is new, the girl will be registered to the council and a request to transfer will need to be initiated by the SU Registrar to a Database Coordinator.
Q: How will troop organizers manage the priority placement process or the present checks and balances for fair placement?
A: The expectation is that leaders will always work within the priority placement guidelines. A leader will be able to add new girls to her troop using the online system. The SU Registrar, however, will receive regular reports of troop rosters that may be shared with Troop Organizers. Routine review of rosters may be done at the service unit level to assure compliance with the guidelines.
Q: May girls register during Early Bird if troop leadership or placement is not yet confirmed for the next Girl Scout year?
A: Absolutely. In fact, this is recommended.
Q: In the Registration Handbook it says there need to be a minimum of 5 girls and 2 adults to register a troop. Is this mandatory for the system to count them as a troop, or is it just our strong suggestion?
A: The 5-girl minimum refers to establishing a new troop and is also one of the criteria to qualify for the Early Bird coupon. If a leader is re-registering a troop, she can go in multiple times to register members. If she wants to be considered for the incentives, all the girls need to be registered by June 30, 2012.