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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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Extended Trips
Okay so last week we talked about excursions... next let's talk about the opposite end of the travel progression spectrum: extended trips!
3 min
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Where the heck do I start as a new troop leader?
This is single handedly the question I get asked most often, so I wanted to just break down the most important steps I think all new troop leaders should do. This is a great resources for newer troop leaders to make sure you are closing the gaps and...
55 min
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Excursions
We talk about progression all the time, and one of the earliest steps when it comes to traveling and outdoors adventures is EXCURSIONS. That's today's topic on GSP Phraseology!
2 min
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Girl Scouts by Season / A Year in the Life of a...
Last week's episode sparked this idea, so I wanted to jump on it. Along the same lines of planning your Girl Scout year in advance, it also helps to have an idea of what's happening when. So for newer troop leaders, this one's especially for you!...
45 min
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Girl Scouts Phraseology: Juliettes, IGMs, IRGs
Phraseology is back! This week we're breaking down what it means to be an independent girl member... aka not part of a troop... and some of the many different terms to refer to those girls!
5 min
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Planning for Your Girl Scout Year... in a Pandemic
I've talked about year planning on this podcast a few times before, but let's face it... it's been a few years, and lots of new listeners are here. Plus, even if you heard it before, this might be just exactly what you ~*need*~ right now.   To...
61 min
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Girl Scouting in a Pandemic: Weird Issues We Ne...
Initially the purpose of this episode was really to get personal and share the next chapter of my own Girl Scout Troop Leadership journey with you, but it's really about so much more than that. There are so many strange, unprecedented dynamics at play...
52 min
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A Rough Start that Led to Conquering Cookies an...
Alright, here's another awesome interview I recorded 6 months ago with long-time podcast supporter Tara H. from Michigan. After supporting the podcast for years now, she agreed to an interview to share her story leading two troops, the trailblazer...
43 min
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"I'm not a camping person" with Carrie W. of Gi...
If you stepped into your Girl Scout role saying that you're down to do "anything but camping" because you're "just not a camping person," then you are going to completely relate to today's guest, Carrie W. from Western Washington. Now I will say, this...
46 min
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All About High Awards (and especially the Gold ...
Check out Sheryl's podcast all about the Gold Award, featuring some incredible Gold Award Girl Scouts, here:
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Distance Girl Scouting and Older Girl Retention...
I had so much fun chatting with Sue for this week's podcast. We have a lot in common with "Doing" everything ourselves (and struggling to delegate!), taking on way too many things because we feel called to be involved with EVERYTHING, and of course......
37 min
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Interview with the "Girl Scout Queen," Trisha W...
Okay, okay, so there's no such thing as a "Girl Scout Queen" but I've decided that if there was such a thing, Trisha would take the crown. Trisha has been involved in almost every single capacity of Girl Scouting. She is a lifetime member, a Gold...
36 min
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NEW: Older Girl Programming and Adult Adventure...
50 min
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REPLAY: Troop Experiences and Travel
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REPLAY: Nicole and Heather on Accessibility
48 min
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REPLAY: Jennifer B. on Managing Multi-Level Troops
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REPLAY: Rylee Kirk
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REPLAY 2018: Interview with Kate M. from New Me...
28 min
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2021 Updates: I Need Your Help & So Does Your C...
I'm back, hopefully for real. I will be doing some replays of some of the oldest and most memorable interviews from 2018... but in addition, I do have some new interviews, too! The truth is: I need more people who want to come be interviewed! If you...
48 min
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How Can We Support People & Areas Impacted by W...
Raise awareness about wildfires. Basically, let’s learn more! What areas are most vulnerable to wildfires? What can start a wildfire? At what point to people need to evacuate? How many people are impacted by wildfire evacuations each year? What...
8 min
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2020 International Day of the Girl + The Impact...
Thanks for your patience over the past month while I have taken some time away from this podcast. While I’ve been on hiatus here, I’ve been focusing on my family, my mental and emotional health, and my business - including launching a brand new...
27 min
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IMPORTANT: Register as a Guest for the National...
Register here if you are NOT a delegate for your council and you want to attend the National Council Session Oct 23-25 online: DO THIS BY OCTOBER 14!!! --------------------- Here's a breakdown of the proposals and discussion topics:  ...
5 min
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REPLAY: Speaking of the State of Girls (2020)
Since last week we talked about the State of Girls from the 2017 study, I think this is a great follow up because it's absolutely related to the State of Girls and what we need to be mindful of regarding our role in girls' lives and how we can make...
44 min
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REPLAY: The State of Girls (2017)
This week's REPLAY is about the 2017 research study about The State of Girls. Sadly, we do not have an updated version of this study from GSRI just yet but I think it would be EXTREMELY important circa next year on the heels of this pandemic to look...
25 min
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REPLAY: The Perfect Answer to WHAT THE HECK TO ...
This week's replay is all about Guest Speakers, because if you're struggling coming up with something to do with your girls in social distanced meetings, then this is an easy idea!  ---------------------- If you're feeling burnt out, here's my...
27 min