Silver & Gold Podcast
A place for Girl Scout adults to connect, grab great ideas, share cool stuff, and feel like you're never alone, because you've always got friends - new or old - silver and gold.
Every episode includes lots of encouragement, ideas you can use (and the resources to back them up - here, on the website), and often special guests who have "been there, done that" to share their experiences.
Join the conversation - in your car, while you're washing the dishes, out for a walk, or wherever life takes you.
Hey there! I'm Stacie - your Hostess with the Mostest at the Silver & Gold podcast. I'm super duper passionate about making sure Girl Scout volunteers and staff have the resources they need to create the most impactful experience for girls. When you're prepared and have great resources, you're confident. And when you're confident, girls see you as the ultimate role model (plus you're not feeling frantic all the time). So, I've got your back. I'm here to help.
What I bring to the table: A degree in Youth Programming & Camp Management, partial MBA in Leadership, 10 years experience as a professional Girl Scout at 5 different councils, plus experience as a Troop Leader, Camp Counselor, Delegate, Board Member, and Trainer.
Learn about the tradition of the campfire ashes ceremony and get access to a downloadable ceremony script. Plus lots of announcements and catching up: hurricane relief, G.I.R.L. 2017, and Adventure Camp Overnight.
The eclipse is coming! Monday, August 21. Are you ready? Get last-minute resources with Silver & Gold. Plus, a big announcement today from GSUSA about new Space Science badges.
Meet my new friend, Elizabeth, a superstar multi-level troop leader in Colorado! She's my co-host on this episode, where she's dropping knowledge-bombs on her 6 Top Tips for planning multi-level events, troop meetings, and camps.
This one is from the archives, all the way back from the summer of 2016! This video gives you a brief overview of the Art in the Outdoors badges, which were new releases at the time, as the Girls' Choice badges for 2016.
This 7-minute mini-training includes 5 tips for keeping Journeys fun and engaging for our littlest girls (Daisies & Brownies). These are some of my BEST tips and tricks for leaders!
Wow, folks! This has been a CRAZY week of wrapping our minds around the new Journey and badge content released by GSUSA in the Volunteer Toolkit and the online store. There is so much to cover, and I barely know where to begin. In this week's episode, we'll start out with some answers to frequently asked questions. I'll give you a rundown of the new Journeys and badges (which you can follow along with in the Resource Packet), talk a bit about GoldieBlox kits, I'll apologize to Cadettes/Seniors/Ambassadors, and we'll wrap up with this week's Item of the Week.
Special guest, Cory Harrison, joins me in this week's episode to talk about Adventure Camp Overnight! Juniors and Cadettes are officially invited to come visit us in May 2018 at YMCA Camp Greenville. We're jam-packing ziplining, rock climbing, bouldering, canoeing and kayaking, hiking, waterfalls, riflery, low and high ropes courses, and LOTS of fun and friends into on super-powered weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The troop crest is chosen by a Girl Scout troop. The crests are worn by Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Check out the symbolism behind each troop crest image, and the best ways to vote with your girls.
The goal of a night hike is to build courage, help girls feel safe in natural surroundings, and share information about nocturnal animals, the senses they use at night, and how we can better develop our own senses and awareness of the dark. Use these practical tips + 5 awesome night hike activities to get the fun started!
A special edition of the podcast - released on Thursday evening - because Troop Camping badges were released today, and we're all so excited! Plus item of the week: G.I.R.L. 2017 Infinity Scarf. Get all the info on the new badges, and what Stacie's most excited about.
You can now "Suggest a Guest!," New Troop Camping badges are coming this week, the item of the week: tech tote bag from GSUSA, plus this week's feature: 5 Reasons to Start with Petals (for new Daisy leaders)! Don't miss the adorable download-and-print Daisy Petal certificates - your free gift this week.
Feel like you missed the boat on bridging season? Think again. You can still pull off a simple, yet meaningful bridging ceremony with this checklist and a little magic fairy dust. Remember that girls can still bridge to the next level whether or not they've completed the bridging award requirements.