The Hub FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Community Hub?
The Community Hub is an online resource for Girl Scout members, troops, and families to connect with our verified community program partners. With the Hub, you can find a full listing of community events, partner programs, and community service opportunities hosted by our community program partners. Girl Scout members can sign up for an event or contact a program partner to schedule an experience.
What opportunities are posted on the Hub?
- Community Events – events in the community that are appropriate and interesting to our Girl Scout members; may not be specifically related to Girl Scout curricula
- Girl Scout Exclusive Events – events or programs that incorporate badge work or otherwise relate to Girl Scout programming
- Scheduled Opportunities – programs or opportunities that troops and Girl Scouts can schedule
- Community Service Opportunities – volunteer opportunities open to Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa members
Who can post events or programs on the Hub?
Any business, organization, or individual who becomes an official Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Community Program Partner. All potential partners must fill out the Partner Application and Agreement form. The team at GSGI reviews all applications, confirming that each adheres to GSGI’s mission, vision, and values.
How do I sign up for an event or program listed on the Hub?
All registrations are made with the participating community program partner and fees are paid directly to them. Activities are not planned, led, or supervised by Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa staff. Recommended girl/adult ratios must be met and are the responsibility of leaders and parents.
Contact information and event/program registration information is listed.
Can I use Product Program Credits (Cookie Dough or Munch Money) for events or programs listed on the Hub?
Our community program partners are not able to accept Product Program Credits directly. Credits may be transferred to a troop bank account for activities in which the troop is participating. With parent permission, leaders can submit the Credit Request for Troop Activities Form.
How do I become a community program partner?
Fill out the Community Program Partner application and agreement form. A GSGI team member will review the application and be in touch with next steps. Please allow 10-15 business days for the application to be processed and reviewed.
How can I post a community service opportunity?
To submit a community service opportunity please fill out the Community Service Opportunity form. Please allow 10-15 business days for the team at GSGI to review submissions and post opportunities.