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.)

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
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
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
This week's throwback episode is a deep dive on why there is SO MUCH FOCUS on STEM in Girl Scouts and why we can't seem to get away from it!  ---------------- STEM and STEAM are serious buzzwords these days and it seems like Girl Scouts as an...
24 min
REPLAY: The Girl Scout Effect
Let's look back at the short and long term impact of Girl Scouts and where GSLE came from, and why it matters! -------------------------   It's easy to sometimes get caught up in behavior management, time management (or lack thereof!), and just...
36 min
REPLAY: Let's Talk about Progression as it Rela...
If you liked the replay about GSLE, you'll dig this one! Even if you've heard it before, I try to consistently remind myself of these examples AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE because it makes me a better leader!    --------------------   Did you...
66 min
REPLAY: Explaining GSLE Basics
Y'ALL KNEW THIS WOULD BE MY FIRST REPLAY, RIGHT?! Flashback to the first time I started digging in to the research and the fundamentals of this amazing program!  Enjoy! --------------------------------------------   This week is part 1 of...
36 min
Setting Expectations in Social Isolation
15 min
Girl Scouts Phraseology: Edith Macy Conference ...
What and where is Edith Macy Conference Center? Here's another little tidbit of Girl Scout history that you can still be part of today!
2 min
Girl Scouts Phraseology: Emergency Contact
Today we're talking about Emergency Contacts and the two common ways Girl Scout volunteers handle points of contact in case of emergency! Whatever you do, make sure you have a plan!
2 min
2020 GSUSA Updates: 24 NEW BADGES!
What influences new badge topics? Feedback. Funding opportunities and national partnerships. Curriculum standards. Research. Current events.   New Badge Topics this year!: Entrepreneurship (D,B,J,C,S,A) STEM Career Exploration (B,J,C)...
15 min
2020 GSUSA Updates: 2021 World Thinking Day & G...
The new World Thinking Day & Global Action themes are HERE!  World Thinking Day 2021: Peacebuilding Global Action 2021: Climate Action   And, as a refresher, here are some helpful reference links to related topics: WORLD THINKING DAY -...
11 min
Girl Scouts Phraseology: Girl Rewards & Individ...
What are Girl Reward and Individual Incentives and how do they work compared to Troop Rewards and Incentives? Let's chat about it!
3 min
2020 GSUSA Updates: VTK Developments!
There are so many new things from GSUSA to talk about, but we're starting with the VTK... 1) Look for the new "at home" symbol in the VTK plans to indicate activities that can be adapted to social distancing.  2) NEW TROOP LEADER pathway to give...
11 min
Girl Scouts Phraseology: Digital Cookie, DOC, e...
Today is a 4 for 1! We are covering Digital Cookie, DOC, eBudde, and Smart Cookies on today's Phraseology... because all of these are related to Cookie Technology. 
2 min
Girl Scouts Phraseology: ABC & LBB
This week's Phraseology is all about ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers (AKA LBB). Did you know there are two official Girl Scout bakers? Let's talk about it!
3 min
Teaching Girls That Their Voice Matters: Girl S...
This week we are going back to the dreaded Journey conversation... today we're catching up with Christine Olson, a long time troop leader and Girl Scout. She shares a lot of personal stories and experiences with DBJ girls and their journeys, the pros...
36 min
Interview with Older Girl Troop Leader & 45 Yea...
Today we are catching up with older girl troop leader Lisa S., who is sharing all kinds of stories and memories from her 45 years of Girl Scouting! 
29 min
Girl Scouts Phraseology: Servicemark, Symbol, a...
This week on Phraseology we are covering the Girl Scouts servicemark, the offical symbol, and the logo(s).
5 min
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...
23 min
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!
2 min
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......
55 min
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...
54 min
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...
35 min
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...
44 min