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.
Have you ever noticed that it’s always called the “Girl Scout Cookie Program” and not the “Girl Scout Cookie Sale”? Well, that’s because, even though it is how girls earn money to do all the awesome stuff they do, there is a HUGE emphasis on teaching entrepreneurship, specifically the 5 skills. Take a closer look at these skills and how you can help your girls get more than funds from the program.
In Girl Scouts, there are lots of opportunities to give back to your community. Knowing the difference between community service and Take Action Projects is key to earning many awards, like Journeys and the Girl Scout Bronze, Girl Scout Silver, and Girl Scout Gold Awards. Listen along as Stacie discusses the differences and see our conversation plan for leading your girls to their next project.
Planning an event can mean a lot of details and logistics, but it’s also super rewarding to see your hard work come to fruition. In this episode, Stacie discusses where to look for events and how to assess if that event is right for your group. She also has a handy-dandy Event Planner that will help you organize your own Girl Scout event, if you’re feeling up to the task. This planner is a great place to start on your event.
Founder's Day, an official Girl Scout Holiday, celebrates the birthday of, you guessed it, our founder Juliette Gordon Low. We review her life and some traditional ways to celebrate. Plus we have a fun game that you can play along with during your listen.
Maybe the size of your troop changed, or the place you used to use started charging, or maybe just the space just isn’t ideal anymore. Today, we have tips for what to look for in a space, what spaces many troops are already using, plus 4 unique places you may not have thought of, plus a bonus tip.
Investiture and Rededication is a wonderful way to start get your troop ready for a successful and empowering Girl Scout year, filled with a sense of belonging. In this episode, Stacie explains the difference between the two, and give tips on what to consider when you are planning your troop's ceremony.
New Journeys and badges are here! Journeys for older girls and badges for all ages hit the VTK last week, and here's the rundown of what you need to know.
Stacie interviews Erin Berry, who shares her experience leading girls in the new STEM Journeys. As a Girl Scout volunteer and Aerospace Engineer, she’s delivery her top 10 tips for working with girls on STEM badges and Journeys.
Friends! It’s been awhile since we chatted. Let’s get all caught up on everything that’s been going on, and then we’ll jump back into regular episodes VERY SOON! Let’s talk about new badges & Journeys coming in July, events here in the mountains of the Carolinas, what’s going on with VTK, and more.
Stacie interviews Melissa Pepe, who shares her top tips for a successful Gold Award project.
World Thinking Day is a special Girl Scout day, which takes place on February 22 each year. I wanted to share with you 5 things you may or may not know about World Thinking Day, so you can start planning ahead for 2019.
Stacie interviews Jen Roman, Fire Captain at City of Madison, WI Fire Department and teaches EMS and Fire classes at Madison College. She's also the founder of Camp Hero, inspiring girls and women to pursue careers in the protective services.
We're counting down to G.I.R.L. 2017 this week in Columbus, Ohio! My husband, Cory, and I are sharing our top sessions picks and a couple local attractions to check out, how to navigate the convention app, where/how to find us, and so much more. We'll see you there!
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.