192 episodes

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.)

Troop Leader Experience: A Podcast about Girl Scouts for Troop Leaders and other Girl Scout Volunteers - Formerly "GS Volunte GS Volunteer Connection

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 27 Ratings

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.)

    Volunteer Recruitment Efforts and the Impact of Volunteering with Girl Scouts (according to GSRI)

    Volunteer Recruitment Efforts and the Impact of Volunteering with Girl Scouts (according to GSRI)

    This week Jamiel is taking the wheel and Sarah & Jamiel are exploring what the research says about the impact of volunteering as a Girl Scout troop leader... then, because Jamiel's service team are the queens of recruitment, she is sharing some of her tips for recruiting volunteers, including thinking outside the box to find non-traditional volunteers.
    And as always, you'll get Sarah's $1.20 about all of it, too. Because with Sarah, you never get just two cents... you get $1.20. 

    • 48 min
    Volunteer Appreciation, Leading Multiple Troops, and Service Unit Manager with Shaleigha R. from Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania

    Volunteer Appreciation, Leading Multiple Troops, and Service Unit Manager with Shaleigha R. from Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania

    When I first started chatting with Shaleigha, she told me that it'd be easier to describe what roles she HASN'T held as a Girl Scout volunteer. In today's interview, we focused mostly on her roles as a leader for multiple troops and service unit manager. Because it's almost April, we also had a really interesting discussion about Volunteer Appreciation Month and Volunteer Appreciation in general. 

    • 34 min
    7 Fundraising Ideas if 2022 is NOT Your BEST COOKIE SEASON EVER

    7 Fundraising Ideas if 2022 is NOT Your BEST COOKIE SEASON EVER

    It's actually like a karmic joke that we started January with a "BEST COOKIE SEASON EVER" Troop Leader Tee. I know that for many of you, this has NOT been the BEST COOKIE SEASON EVER. But a) it's not too late! we can still salvage the 2022 cookie program as best as we can as a ~ * L e A r N i N g E x P e R i E n C e *~ and b) when in doubt, plan another money earning project.
    In today's episode we are introducing SEVEN popular money earning ideas that might work for your troop to help your girls still do great things, regardless of whether they hit their cookie goals. As always, the number one thing is to make sure you go through the proper approval process for your council and to always put the safety of your girls first.
    Don't forget to check out the Troop Leader T-Shirt club to get a t-shirt inspired by the Troop Leader Experience delivered straight to your door each month at troopleadertees.com.

    • 38 min
    Introducing Jamiel from Girl Scouts of West Central Florida

    Introducing Jamiel from Girl Scouts of West Central Florida

    By now you've heard her voice on a few of these workshop based episodes, and what you may or may not know is that Jamiel has also been helping out behind the scenes! So, we recorded this interview so you would have a chance to get to know her a little bit and hear about her Girl Scout story. 

    • 36 min
    HAPPY WORLD THINKING DAY 2022!

    HAPPY WORLD THINKING DAY 2022!

    Let's talk about the history of World Thinking Day and the different ways we celebrate and participate in World Thinking Day with our girls today! 
     
    Resources 
    https://www.wagggs.org/en/resources/world-thinking-day-2022-activity-pack
    https://www.girlscouts.org/en/members/for-girl-scouts/ways-to-participate/global-girl-scouts/world-thinking-day.html
     
    Previous World Thinking Day Episodes: 
    https://girlscoutpodcast.com/wtd-2020-is-world-thinking-day-cultural-appropriation-why-are-so-many-council-events-canceled-this-year
    https://girlscoutpodcast.com/girl-scouts-phraseology-world-thinking-day
    https://girlscoutpodcast.com/2020-gsusa-updates-2021-world-thinking-day-global-action-themes-revealed
     

    • 32 min
    WAGGGS Special: Girl Guides of Malta with Joanne

    WAGGGS Special: Girl Guides of Malta with Joanne

    Today is our final installment (for now?!) in the WAGGGS Special mini series of the Troop Leader Podcast. We're rounding this off with a virtual visit to Malta (can you even find that on a map?). Did you LOVE learning about Girl Scouting and Guiding around the world? Do you want more episodes like this? Because there are, like, a lot of member organizations in WAGGGS and literally MILLIONS of volunteers around the world to talk to! Let me know what you think.
     
    PS: Happy cookie season for most of us! If you're looking for awesome, affordable troop leader inspired tees, check out my brand new site, troopleadertees.com!

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Kcjcnoal ,

So much great info!

I started listening to this podcast just before I signed up to be a leader in my daughter’s Daisy troop. It has brought me so much information and inspiration, and has quickly become my favorite podcast! I even have a friend who I urged just this week to become a contributor!
Thank you for helping me become a more confident leader!

1856tarak ,

Amazing resource for troop leaders!

This podcast is an amazing resource for both new and experienced troop leaders. My favorite episodes are ones where she discusses planning strategies and “outside the box” meeting suggestions. I also enjoy listening to interviews with other leaders.

jmks22 ,

Amazing

Such an inspiring podcast. This is my first year as a leader and listening to Sarah makes me feel excited and confident to be a leader. She has totally changed my mindset to think about GSLE and helping my girls grow into strong, courageous women.

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