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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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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Servicemark, Symbol, a...
This week on Phraseology we are covering the Girl Scouts servicemark, the offical symbol, and the logo(s).
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Interview with Multi-Level Leader Samantha H. o...
Today we've got another interview featuring Samantha H., multi-level leader with girls from Daisies to Cadettes! We talk about publicity for Girl Scouts, Bronze Awards, managing a multi-level troop with a large age span, troop size, of course social...
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Movement
Have you ever heard of Girl Scouts referred to as a "movement?" What the heck does that mean? Today on Phraseology Friday, we are making that a little bit clearer!
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Interview with co-leaders Kim K. and Jennifer S...
This was a really fun one! Today I got to talk to two co-leaders together about their experience with Girl Scouts both growing up as well as leading a Daisy troop together. Jennifer and Kim have been Daisy leaders for 6 years - you read that right......
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HATE Girl Scout Journeys? This one's for you! (...
Why do so many leaders hate journeys?! Because they feel like school!  Have you ever felt this way? Do journeys frustrate or overwhelm you?  Today in part 1 of a long awaited series, we are diving in to all things Girl Scout...
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Interview with Girl Scout Troop Leader Alison A...
It's ABOUT TIME for another interview episode, am I right?! And I'm excited to launch a new interview series with Alison A. from Girl Scouts of Silver Sage in Idaho!  In this episode, we talk about how Alison's troop has had to adapt in this...
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Should I Address the Current Anti-Racism Moveme...
Buckle up because I've got another potentially unpopular episode for ya today!  We're taking a break from COVID-19/Social Distancing/Virtual Girl Scouting discussions to talk about the current events, protests, and anti-racism movement happening...
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Socially Distant Girl Scouting (Part 1)
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G.I.R.L. 2020
You've probably heard because it took me forever to get this posted, but G.I.R.L. 2020 is officially being moved to online only!  This is a huge disappointment and a big blow for girls who worked their tails off to earn in-person tickets to...
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Troop Trip Forms, Trip...
Why is there so much paperwork in Girl Scouts? When do you have to fill out this travel form anyway? Here's some great rules of thumb!
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Girl Scout Sign & Girl...
You PROBABLY already know the Girl Scout sign, but do you know the Girl Scout Handshake? Learn all about it on today's Girl Scouts Phraseology episode!
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Girl Scout Week, Girl ...
Today on Girl Scouts Phraseology, we are talking about GIRL SCOUT WEEK which includes Girl Scout Sabbath & Girl Scout Shabbat. Do you celebrate Girl Scout Sabbath or Girl Scout Shabbat at your place of worship? Tell us all about it and...
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Girl Scout Birthday
Today's Phraseology is all about the GIRL SCOUT BIRTHDAY, a special day Girl Scouts celebrate every year to recognize the day that Girl Scouts was born back in 1912!
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Founder's Day!
Today on Girl Scouts Phraseology, we are talking all about FOUNDER'S DAY. This is one of the handful of special holidays Girl Scouts celebrate every year, in honor of our Founder, Juliette Gordon Low! 
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Early Bird, Spring Reg...
COMING SOON TO A COUNCIL NEAR YOU... Spring Registration / Early Registration / Early Bird Registration / a million other things, whatever you want to call it!   What is it? When does it take place? Why should we care?  + Why it's EXTRA...
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Delegate
What the heck is a delegate when it comes to Girl Scouts? That's our topic on today's Phraseology!
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Destinations
Today we are dreaming and scheming about what the world will look like when we finally get to go back to normal! Despite currently quarantining and socially isolating, there's a whole big wide world out there waiting to be explored! Girl Scouts offers...
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Distance Learning, Social Isolation, & Virtual ...
Today we are covering all things CORONACRAZY related to Girl Scouts. What is the right threshold to start canceling/postponing in-person meetings and events? COVID-19 & Cookie Season! What does this mean for troops and councils across the...
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Patrols (& Troop Gover...
Most of the time Phraseology episodes are meant to be quick, bite-sized descriptions of terms and phrases you often hear in Girl Scouting... but as you know by now, sometimes the episodes turn into a more in-depth discussion about a bigger topic!...
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Colorguard (& Flag Cer...
Today on Phraseology Friday we are talking about the term "color guard" as it relates to Girl Scouts... whiiiich leads into some details about Flag Ceremonies as a whole. Make Flag Ceremonies Accessible Again! Hopefully this episode will break it all...
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NEW LEADER FAQs!
If you're a brand new leader (or know one, or are trying to recruit one) this is the episode for you! All the basics you need to know about signing up for Girl Scouts! Helpful? Share it!
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: CIT
Today on Phraseology Friday we are talking about the abbreviation CIT... what does it stand for and who is eligible? Learn more on today's episode and stay tuned for more Phraseology every Friday!
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WTD 2020: Is World Thinking Day Cultural Approp...
Here's the first of a few World Thinking Day episodes! WTD 2020 is coming up on February 22! This year's theme is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This is NOT the episode where we cover activities and badge requirements... that's coming up for WTD,...
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IMPORTANT: Behavior Management Tips & Tricks fo...
This episode is near and dear to me! Inspired by a question submitted online by a fellow troop leader, I felt compelled to make a full episode discussing this topic. We ALL get fed up and frustrated when specific girls derail the whole group. How do...
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Circle
Why is the tradition of CIRCLES so important in Girl Scouting? Today's Phraseology Friday features a quick discussion about CIRCLE. 
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How to plan the ULTIMATE Girl Scout SLEEPOVER
One of my girls' FAVORITE ways to bond with each other is at a SLEEPOVER. They love camping, too, but sleepovers are TOTALLY different! We've done plenty of different activities over the years, but here's a how-to guide to planning the ULTIMATE Girl...
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THE GREAT BIG LIST of Guest Speaker Ideas!
It's 2020... for most of us, it's cookie season! That means we are about halfway through the school year and as if that wasn't draining enough... we are putting so much time and energy and effort into the cookie program. If you're feeling burnt out,...
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Leave No Trace
This week on Girl Scout Phraseology we are talking about LEAVE NO TRACE. You might already be VERY familiar with Leave No Trace, as it is not Girl Scout specific, or you may have never heard of it before! Either way, it's important that Girl Scouts...
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EASY & AWESOME EVENT AND FIELD TRIP IDEAS FOR G...
Want to take your girls on some awesome (BUT EASY) events and field trips?! Maybe you are brand new and don't know where to start, or... Maybe you've been doing this awhile and need some new motivation! Here is a great big generic list of ideas for...
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Progression
This week on Girl Scout Phraseology, we are talking about PROGRESSION... this pertains to travel, camping, and more! Meet girls were they are, and then help them progressively grow one step at a time to see and do and accomplish more than they ever...
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: High Awards
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Buddy System
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Take Action Project
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Friendship Circle
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Girl Scout Motto
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Girl Scout Mission
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Girl Scout Law
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Girl Scout Promise
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Check In & Check Out
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Investiture & Rededica...
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Membership Pins
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Court of Awards
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: STEM
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Global Action
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: World Thinking Day
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Interview with Amy Brown of Girl Scouts with a ...
I'm so excited to bring another interview to you with this podcast episode. Amy Brown of Girl Scouts with a Cause from Girl Scouts of South Carolina Mountains to Midlands joins us to talk about her memories of being a Girl Scout growing up,...
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: WAGGGS
Today on Phraseology we are talking about WAGGGS! Including a brief overview, history, and description of the structure, relevance, and world centers. 
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Fall Product/MagNut
Today's Phraseology is all about the Fall Product Program which is also known as MagNut. What the heck does that mean and why should we care? Tune in to learn more about it. 
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: 5 Skills Girls Learn
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INTRODUCING... the 2019 National Gold Award Gir...
Each year, GSUSA recognizes 10 particularly spectacular Gold Award Girl Scouts from all across the country. This year's class earned a collective $150,000 in college scholarships as one of the National Gold Award Girl Scouts. Listen in as we recap...
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: BFF (Be a Friend First)
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: GSRI (Girl Scout Resea...
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Position Pins
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Years of Service Awards
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Girl Scout Phraseology: Thanks I & Thanks II (T...
This week on Phraseology, we are specifically covering terms and phrases related to Girl Scout volunteer appreciation! Today, we are talking about Thanks I & Thanks II, which is sometimes also just called "the Thanks Badge." 
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Volunteer of Excellence
Phraseology is all about words and phrases you might hear in Girl Scouting! This week we are covering Volunteer Appreciation Awards, and today is all about the Volunteer of Excellence Award! 
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Honor Pin
Today on Phraseology we are covering the Honor Pin, a volunteer appreciation award recognized nationwide! 
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Appreciation Pin
Another Phraseology episode today... all about the Volunteer Appreciation Award known as the Appreciation Pin! 
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Girl Scout Phraseology: Volunteer Appreciation
Today's Phraseology is about Volunteer Appreciation... month, week, and day! 
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Troop Leadership, Co-L...
Phraseology is a verbal glossary of terms and phrases you might hear in Girl Scouting! This episode is all about troop leadership... we are covering the differences between troop leaders, co-leaders, and friends and family volunteers... as well as...
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Service Teams and Comm...
The purpose of Phraseology is to be a verbal glossary of terms and phrases you might hear in the Girl Scouting world! Today we are talking about Service Teams and Community Leadership. What does that mean? Who are they? What kinds of positions are...
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Service Units, Communi...
On this episode of Phraseology, we are covering the topic of Service Units, Neighborhoods, and Communities... what's the difference? What is the point of them? How are they determined? 
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Juliette Low, the Birt...
This episode of Phraseology is all about the Girl Scout founder Juliette Low! In this episode you'll get an overview of who Juliette was and a quick overview covering key details about her life and legacy that are frequently referred to in Girl...
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Troop Dues
The most recent GIRL SCOUT PHRASEOLOGY episode is all about Troop Dues! What does that mean? What are you supposed to charge? When do you charge them? What happens if a family doesn't pay dues?    ----   Girl Scout Phraseology is a...
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Back to School/Back to Troop Parents/Guardians ...
It’s time to start back up with a new year of Girl Scouting! Whether you meet year round or break for summer, the Girl Scout membership rolls over every fall. This is the perfect time to organize a face-to-face parent and guardian meeting! Wondering...
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High Impact Leadership: Bronze Award
Here’s a new series for ya – High Impact Leadership! In this series, we are going to cover deeper topics that will help you take your troop to the Next Level. Today, we’re covering the Bronze Award process and how to help your girls complete...
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42 NEW BADGES AND AWARDS?!
Here's the badge explorer:     Purchase the new requirements in full and the badges themselves here:     >>>But you're gonna wanna find the detailed meeting plan and activity suggestions in the VTK!<<<...
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How Girl Scout STEM Programs Impact Girls
STEM and STEAM are serious buzzwords these days and it seems like Girl Scouts as an organization is DRINKING the KOOL-AID. Are you sick of STEM... or do you LOVE it?  Girl Scouts is focused on STEM and STEAM because.... Girl Scout STEM...
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10x Programs: Create Your Own Sewing and Embroi...
Here’s a new series for ya – 10x Programs! In this series, we are going to cover how to make existing badges 10 times more exciting OR how to create a program that doesn’t currently exist in the National Program Portfolio that is 10 times more...
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: PGA or Per Girl Average
Welcome to the new mini-series Girl Scout Phraseology, part of the Girl Scout Troop Leader Experience Podcast. Today we're talking about the term "PGA."
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Annual Meeting
Welcome to the mini-series Girl Scout Phraseology, part of the Girl Scout Troop Leader Experience Podcast. Today we're talking about the term "Annual Meeting."
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Bridging & Flying Up
Welcome to the new mini-series Girl Scout Phraseology, part of the Girl Scout Troop Leader Experience Podcast. Today we're talking about the terms "Bridging" & "Flying Up"
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: DBJ
Welcome to the new mini-series Girl Scout Phraseology, part of the Girl Scout Troop Leader Experience Podcast. Today we're talking about the term "DBJ."  
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: CSA
Welcome to the new mini-series Girl Scout Phraseology, part of the Girl Scout Troop Leader Experience Podcast. Today we're talking about the term "CSA."   
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Building Deeper Relationships with Girls
One of the most challenging things for a new troop leader is building relationships. We all want Girl Scouts to be a place where girls are establishing deep, healthy, positive bonds... with each other, and with us! Creating a safe space for them to...
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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 LAST phase: COMMUNICATION! 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:...
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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: DEVELOPING A BUDGET! 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...
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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: DETAILED PLANNING! 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:...
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Jamboree & Camporee
Welcome to the new mini-series Girl Scout Phraseology, part of the Girl Scout Troop Leader Experience Podcast. Today we're talking about the terms Jamboree & Camporee!
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Camp
Welcome to the new mini-series Girl Scout Phraseology, part of the Girl Scout Troop Leader Experience Podcast. Today we're talking about the term CAMP... - Summer Camp - Day Camp - Resident Camp - Troop Camp - Family Camp - Encampment
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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: SCHEDULING! 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:...
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Product Program
Welcome to the new mini-series Girl Scout Phraseology, part of the Girl Scout Troop Leader Experience Podcast. Today we're talking about the term "Product Program."
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Levels
Welcome to the new mini-series Girl Scout Phraseology, part of the Girl Scout Troop Leader Experience Podcast. Today we're talking about the term "LEVELS" which might also be called Grade Levels or Age Levels. What are the Girl Scout levels anyway?...
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Summit Award
Welcome to the new mini-series Girl Scout Phraseology, part of the Girl Scout Troop Leader Experience Podcast. Today we're talking about the "Summit Award."
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Badges and Earned Awar...
Welcome to the new mini-series Girl Scout Phraseology, part of the Girl Scout Troop Leader Experience Podcast. Today we're talking about the term badges, earned awards, and all kinds of patches. - National Program Portfolio Official Badges - Earned...
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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:...
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Journeys
A Glossary for Girl Scout Troop Leaders
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: GSLE
A Glossary for Girl Scout Troop Leaders
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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:...
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Council
A Glossary for Girl Scout Troop Leaders
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: GSUSA
A Glossary for Girl Scout Troop Leaders
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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! 
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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...
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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...
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