Troop Leader Experience: A Podcast ab...

The first ever podcast of its kind: interviews with GS volunteers across the country & even the world, conversations with goal-getter girls, and panel discussions & debates about all the latest news & information regarding all things Girl Scouts. (This podcast is not affiliated with or sponsored by GSUSA; it is completely volunteer and girl driven.)

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Year Planning for Girl Scout Troop Leaders - Ph...
Let me help you MASTER your year plan - here's a deep dive into the next phase: RESEARCH! Make sure you hit subscribe so you don't miss the rest of the phases: - Phase 1: Calendar Set-Up - Phase 2: Brainstorming - Phase 3: Research - Phase 4:...
34 min
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Journeys
A Glossary for Girl Scout Troop Leaders
9 min
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: GSLE
A Glossary for Girl Scout Troop Leaders
9 min
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Year Planning for Troop Leaders - Phase 2: Brai...
Let me help you MASTER your year plan - here's a deep dive into the next phase: BRAINSTORMING! Make sure you hit subscribe so you don't miss the rest of the phases: - Phase 1: Calendar Set Up & Meeting Schedule - Phase 2: Brainstorming - Phase 3:...
45 min
255
Girl Scouts Phraseology: Council
A Glossary for Girl Scout Troop Leaders
11 min
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: GSUSA
A Glossary for Girl Scout Troop Leaders
6 min
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Year Planning for Troop Leaders - Phase 1: Cale...
Let me help you MASTER your year plan - here's a deep dive into the first phase: setting up your calendar and your meeting schedule. Make sure you hit subscribe so you don't miss the rest of the phases: - Phase 1: Calendar Set Up & Meeting...
21 min
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RETENTION 3 of 3 - Older Girl Scouts & Long Ter...
Did you know following 5th grade is the number one time girls quit Girl Scouts? It's a shame if you ask me, because older girl program is the COOLEST program! The opportunities available for older girls in Girl Scouts are ENDLESS. Here is the final...
35 min
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RETENTION 2 of 3 - Year Over Year Girl Scouts G...
Here's Part 2 of the 3-part series all about RETENTION. We already covered Volunteer Retention - so here's a piece about how to retain girl members year over year. How do we keep girls coming back? Do you have a lot of turnover in your troop? Here are...
15 min
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RETENTION 1 OF 3 - Girl Scouts Volunteer Retent...
Welcome to the first of a series of three episodes all about retention! Today we are talking about volunteer retention... and turnover. If the average tenure of a troop volunteer is 1-3 years, how do we encourage our co-leaders to stay and stick by us...
19 min
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Planning Your Girl Scout Year | An Overview for...
It might feel early to you, but it's time to start thinking about next year!  Are you the type of troop who plans as you go, or do you plan in advance? Planning your year ahead of time can help the overall commitment of being a troop leader feel...
70 min
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What Impact Does Girl Scouts Have on Girls and ...
It's easy to sometimes get caught up in behavior management, time management (or lack thereof!), and just general exhaustion, stress, and drama as a troop volunteer. Sometimes we wonder, is this all really worth it? And what are the girls even getting...
36 min
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Cookie Season Pro Tips with Jada, Kristina, and...
We've got a special episode for you this week featuring three Junior Girl Scouts from North Carolina. They are sharing their best cookie tips, tricks, and strategies that led to selling HUNDREDS of boxes! 
39 min
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Older Girls with Troop Leader Christie G. from ...
Christie leads two single troops, one for each of her daughters. She has a troop of Senior Girl Scouts and also a troop of Ambassadors that are about to bridge to adults! Every single girl in both of her troops has either earned their Gold Award, or...
52 min
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The State of Girls & Why Girl Scouts is Critica...
Today we're talking about one of my favorite initiatives from the Girl Scout Research Institute ... The State of Girls! This is actually from the 2017 study... but it comes out every other year, so there should be a 2019 study soon. Which of course...
25 min
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Interview with Archivist/Historian/Volunteer Ex...
This week we are bringing you an awesome interview with Susan Eckers, who was a Girl Scout leader across all levels for her own daughter and then stayed on to train and mentor other volunteers, and to serve on her council's history committee. She's...
49 min
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GSLE Outcomes and Progression - Put the Outcome...
Did you listen to our other GSLE episodes? Check out Cookie Cast Parts 1 & 2 - GSLE & the 5 Skills Girls Learn!   Okay, great, we've established that the Girl Scout Leadership Experience has 5 outcomes - a strong sense of self, positive...
66 min
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Take Them Wherever They Want to Go with Multi-L...
With 7 years of experience leading a multi-level "mega troop," LaTanya has so much to share! Listen in to all the adventures, troop management strategies, goal setting strategies and plans, and how to build a strong, family unit with your troop. 
62 min
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Cookie Cast Part 2 - The Five Skills Girls Lear...
This week we dive in to best practices for cookie season, structured around the 5 Skills Girls Learn.
79 min
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GSLE and the Girl Scouts Cookie Program - Cooki...
This week is part 1 of CookieCast! This week I am diving in to the framework of GSLE - the Girl Scout Leadership Experience - and how that relates to the cookie program!  Check out some more from the Girl Scout Research Institute here: ...
36 min
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The Gold Award and International Travel with Dr...
Dr. Corinne Devin joins us on the podcast this week to share her experiences in Girl Scouts earning her Gold Award and providing a sense of community to her and her mom as part of a military family. She also provides tips, suggestions, and strategies...
39 min
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More than Badges with Sarah H. from Girl Scouts...
On today's episode I share some of my Girl Scout volunteer story! I have a multi-level DBJ troop less focused on badges and more focused on trying new things and getting out of their comfort zones.  The science experiment I reference in the...
35 min
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Adventures of a New Troop Leader with Kimberly ...
Kimberly P. from Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio is a first year troop leader who took some time to share with us some of her favorite resources, training, and experiences in Girl Scouts so far as a Brownie troop leader. She specifically mentions: BAND...
41 min
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Adaptability and Inclusivity with Bridgette M. ...
This is an exciting interview with a volunteer who exemplifies what makes Girl Scouts truly great! Bridgette, an Autism mom herself, opened her troop to her local support community. The troop basically quadrupled in size, has girls from Daisies to...
33 min
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Mentors and More with Girl Scout Troop Leader a...
Do you have a mentor? This week we got to hear from Junior Girl Scout troop leader and service team Mentorship Director Jill C. from North Carolina Coastal Pines. She shares tips for how to get a mentor even if your council doesn't have a formal...
35 min