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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Supporting Girls' Self Esteem and Getting Good ...
This week's episode is all about supporting girls when it comes to self esteem and confidence, including but not limited to their relationships with their bodies and with food. Featuring special guest, confidence & holistic wellness coach (and certified eating disorder recovery specialist) Charlotte Olson.
40 min
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Helping Girls Find Their Voices: Updated Silver...
This week we are welcoming back a repeat guest (and my friend), Sheryl R. of the Hearts of Gold podcast. She's here to update us on Silver Award requirement and process updates nation-wide and also to talk about high awards in general.
59 min
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Branching Out with Kelly R. from GSJS
Back with another super interview, this time with Brownie troop leader Kelly R. from Girl Scouts of Jersey Shore.
27 min
54
Designing Your Own High Adventure Life with Wen...
I'm thrilled to introduce you to Wendy H., an Ambassador high adventure troop leader from GS San Diego. She has taken her troop on some incredible adventures, including backpacking in the Canadian Yukon, High Sierras, and this year, Mt. Whitney. She is also a certified canoe instructor and her troop has canoed parts of the Colorado River, kayaked in an Alaskan bay and whitewater rafted down the Kern River. The crazy part? She wasn't an experienced adventurer before becoming a troop leader - she built those skills right alongside her girls, and now, she's done things she previously wouldn't have even dreamed of. We hope this interview inspires you that you, too, can design a high adventure lifestyle as a Girl Scout Volunteer.
35 min
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Empowering Girls through Outdoor Adventure: A C...
Join us as we discuss the joys and challenges of leading girls into the wild, and how to help them discover their inner strength and courage through outdoor adventure.
54 min
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SOLD OUT! The Cookie Crisis Continues
Raspberry Rallies sold out online in 8 HOURS. What?! Are you mad? Frustrated? Exhausted? Ready to quit? This one's for you.
44 min
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Allyship and Advocacy to Create an Inclusive En...
I recently read (or better said: INHALED) the book Allies and Advocates by Amber Cabral and I couldn't stop thinking about how much I wanted to share this content with you. I'm sharing a recap of some of the core content of the book with you in this episode, but also FIERCELY encouraging you to read it on your own!
42 min
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STEM, STEM, Everywhere there's STEM! - Women's ...
It can sometimes feel like STEM is being forced down our throats, but that's because it's still so important. Children's book author Aubre Andrus is our special guest today, sharing about STEM programming for girls of all ages, how to keep it fun and engaging (and not feel too much like 'school!'), and what to do when we as the volunteer leaders aren't super confident or comfortable about leading STEM activities, either.
35 min
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Volunteer Recognition, Appreciation, and Awards...
We're back with Part 2 of the Adult Recognition, Appreciation, and Awards. This is part of the Ask Me Anything Series where you can ask me anything you would ask if you and I went to coffee and you could pick my brain about all things Girl Scouts. So a bunch of you asked me about Adult Recognition & Awards and what they are and how to get them.... so today is all about the nationally recognized "official" adult awards.
29 min
60
COOKIE CRISIS?! Don't panic.
IT'S A COOKIE CRISIS. Jk, it's just another cookie season! In this episode, I'm addressing the current cookie crisis (at least in my council) and recapping some of the cookie crises we have PERSERVERED AND OVERCOME in the past. You guys, there's a cookie crisis EVERY year. It's going to be okay. You're not alone. Feel your feelings, but know that it's GOING TO BE OKAY.
32 min
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Volunteer Recognition, Appreciation, and Awards...
This episode is part 1 of a 2(?) part series about adult appreciation, recognition, and awards. Let's make this a space where we can recognize and appreciate each other for the incredible work we are doing.
37 min
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What to Do if Your Council / SU Doesn't Support...
I recently asked the Facebook group (facebook.com/girlscoutpodcast) - "If you could ask me anything and get my opinion or thoughts about it in an episode, what would it be?" & you guys delivered!    Today's episode is about the following...
28 min
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Creating Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ Girls (Ask Me A...
I recently asked the Facebook group (facebook.com/girlscoutpodcast) - "If you could ask me anything and get my opinion or thoughts about it in an episode, what would it be?" & you guys delivered!    Today's episode is about question from...
48 min
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Small Budget, Big Impact with Jennifer M. from ...
Long time listener, first time caller! Today we are catching up with Jennifer M., a troop leader from GSKMO. She's a big fan of the podcast, and she's applied a lot of the things we talk about here on the podcast in addition to her own unique...
42 min
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"Misfits" in the Spirit of Juliette Low with Lo...
Today's troop leader interview is featuring Lorren from Eastern South Carolina. She's sharing how her troop of Junior & Cadette "misfits" came to be and how they operate to keep the girls in Scouting. She's also sharing a crazy childhood memory...
34 min
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Girl Scouts and American History with Karen T. ...
Another episode about history! This week we're chatting with Karen T. from GSHPA. She is from my hood - Gettysburg, PA - and is sharing about the Foxfire house, an upcoming awesome history-based Destinations trip, and Girl Scouts in the context of...
41 min
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BONUS REPLAY: Girl Scouts and Holidays and DEI ...
We have so much great content coming out lately, so I decided to release this REPLAY from 2021 as a bonus episode. I hope it's helpful as you're planning your end-of-year/holiday celebrations with your troop!
34 min
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History Interview with Juliette Low's Great-Nie...
Every single time I get to do an interview for this podcast, I find myself thinking, "That was so fun, that was one of my best episodes." But this is one episode you definitely don't want to miss... because on today's podcast, I got to sit down and...
30 min
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How to Manage Disruptive Behavior with Special ...
I recently asked the Facebook group (facebook.com/girlscoutpodcast) - "If you could ask me anything and get my opinion or thoughts about it in an episode, what would it be?" & you guys delivered!    Today's episode is about a topic I've...
40 min
70
History of the Girl Scout Movement with Elsie B...
I have more Q&A episodes coming for you, but here's the first of a mini-series I'm also going to be doing sharing some conversations around Girl Scout history. Here's a link to the Medium article by Elsie: 
30 min
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Pros and Cons of Dues & How to Manage Troop Mon...
I recently asked the Facebook group (facebook.com/girlscoutpodcast) - "If you could ask me anything and get my opinion or thoughts about it in an episode, what would it be?" & you guys delivered!    Today's episode is about the following...
23 min
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SUPER QUICK UPDATE
I'm taking just a couple of weeks to get caught up while I hit the road to see my brother. If I can, I'll get some podcasts recorded on my trip, but most likely I'll be back Nov 8! 
3 min
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How to Deal with Overbearing Parents (Ask Me An...
I recently asked the Facebook group (facebook.com/girlscoutpodcast) - "If you could ask me anything and get my opinion or thoughts about it in an episode, what would it be?" & you guys delivered!    Today's episode is about the following...
33 min
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How to Balance Your Personal Life & Girl Scouts...
I recently asked the Facebook group (facebook.com/girlscoutpodcast) - "If you could ask me anything and get my opinion or thoughts about it in an episode, what would it be?" & you guys delivered!    Today's episode is about the following...
26 min
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How to Manage a Troop with Disengaged Girls (As...
I recently asked the Facebook group (facebook.com/girlscoutpodcast) - "If you could ask me anything and get my opinion or thoughts about it in an episode, what would it be?" & you guys delivered!    Today's episode is about the following...
38 min