Be You, Be Heard elevates girls' voices and gets a window into their unique paths to leadership. We will chat with girls and the people that are helping them to grow in courage, confidence and character. We know that girls are making the world a better place every day.
This podcast is a program of Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska, produced and hosted by Renae Ninneman, Program & Outreach Coordinator for Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska, at KZUM Studios in Lincoln, Neb.
Hey Girl, How Are You Doing?
The world has changed. What are girls thinking about it? On this episode, middle schoolers Lily and Vittoria and high schoolers Journey and Emma share their thoughts and experiences on the significant changes to their lives. They discuss what they're doing to cope, how they're dealing with disappointment for lost opportunities, and how they're handling remote learning. The girls also have words of wisdom and encouragement to share.
The Magic of Camp
Since the inception of Girl Scouts in 1912, Girl Scouts have been camping. And even today, being outdoors and appreciating nature is a key part of the Girl Scout experience. We interview campers Maya and Keeley about their camp experiences, then hear from Savana AKA Baja about her time as a camp counselor and camp director.
Maysaa The Yazidi and the Making of a Bronze Award
Episode #1: Maysaa The Yazidi and the Making of a Bronze Award
A troop of "cringey" 6th grade girls discuss the making of their hilarious Bronze Award video teaching you how to camp. Also, we speak to Maysaa about her Gold Award project, retreeing the only Yazidi cemetery in the USA, located in Lincoln, Nebraska.
A Girl's Voice in Our Democracy
CONTENT WARNING: In the second interview, Maddie shares about her experience reporting a sexual assault, and how she advocated to support LB 43, the Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights. Maddie does not share details of her assault, but she does discuss her feelings during the reporting and recovery process.
In this episode, we’ll learn how to participate in our democracy and advocate in our government! Amy will tell us how exactly our state gets new laws, she’ll give us tips on how to testify for a bill in the legislature, and encourage us to stay involved in the law-making process. Maddie will also give excellent tips for testifying for a bill, talk about how she advocated for a bill she was passionate about, and how that process made her feel strong and powerful. You will feel empowered to advocate in your government after listening to this episode!
In this episode we'll talk to two creative visionaries that have participated in the popular Girl Scout program called artVenture. Carrie Strope is a glass artist based in Lincoln, and the featured artist for the Lincoln artVenture event in 2020. She talks to us about her love of glass and the collaborations she has done with girls over the years. We'll also talk with Girl Scout Annaliese about her 6 years of artVenture collaborations, her own passion for art, and her dreams for her future.
In this episode, we will hear from sisters Mara and Madeline about their visit to the Girl Scout World Center Pax Lodge in London. They'll share their favorite experiences from London, and why they enjoyed staying at Pax Lodge. Then we'll hear from Eros about her experience attending the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in 2014 with Girl Scouts. She talks about how that experience was pivotal for her. It was the first piece of her puzzle, helping her to later figure out what she wanted to do in college and beyond. Girl Scouts and Girl Guides reach beyond our borders, and connect us to a unique global sisterhood.