Ambassador League: Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to attach reports as Word documents? What if I'm not using Word?
Yes. This makes a big difference administratively and means that we’re able to process your reports quicker. Do not attach your reports as PDFs or as a link to a Google Doc.
If you are using an application like Google Docs to write your reports, you can download them as Word documents even if your computer can’t open them. Here’s what you need to do to download a report from Google Docs. If you are having trouble figuring out how to do this on a different application, reach out to us and we’d be happy to help: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Select “File”
- Hover over “Download” and select “Microsoft Word (.docx)”
- The file should be available in your Downloads folder
- From your email application, you can select to attach a file and navigate to the Downloads folder on your computer to select the Word document
May I send in a verification form before the report?
What if I’m having trouble meeting the 550 word requirement?
If I have sent in my mentor form do I need to wait until it has been verified as received before I can send in my reports?
No. If you’ve sent in the form, you can start sending us reports right away.
Who fills out the comment section on the mentor forms?
How long should my presentation promoting LEAD be?
May I give the LEAD presentation before brochures are available from SSI?
Yes, but make sure you have some sort of visual material like a video that you show. Brochures should be available by the end of September. You can request brochures here.
Rather than buying the required books can I check them out from the library?
What if I disagree with the books I’m assigned to read?
What is meant by inspiration, inerrancy, and infallibility of the Bible?
That the Bible is the Word of God (inspiration), it is error free (inerrancy), and, even more than that, it is incapable of having errors (infallibility).
How do I find a judicial trial to observe?
Try visiting your county courthouse’s website or calling your county clerk’s office to find a court schedule. Google the name of your county with “courthouse” or “county clerk’s office” to find this information. This will help you plan for time and inform you of the topic of each trial. If you can’t find a schedule or docket in your local court, expand your search to nearby counties. If possible, plan on going at a time when multiple trials are being held so that if one is cancelled, you’ll have a backup plan.
What constitutes a trial?
Any hearing held in a real courthouse with a real judge (or official referee of the courts) counts. It can be over a misdemeanor or a civil suit or any other kind of judicial hearing where the public is invited.
Do I have to job shadow for a whole work day or just part of a work day?
Do I need to write one full report on the legislative session I observed and another on the committee meeting?
No, you should only write one report to cover for both experiences.
How do I know if I can interview or shadow someone as a local leader?
Ask the following questions:
Does this person live or work within an hour of me?
Does this person lead people or is this person is a position of authority?
Do I already have a close relationship with this person?
If your answers were yes, yes, and no, then this local leader qualifies to be shadowed or interviewed.
May I job shadow and interview the same person?
May I write a letter to any form of publisher?
Does my letter to the editor need to be published to count?
No, you just need to write and send it to complete the requirement.
May my volunteering be broken up into multiple days?
If I do not get enough volunteer hours from an organization, can I use a different organization to complete the hours?
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